Hakon Storm

Håkon Storm-Mathisen (born 1967, Oslo) is a Norwegian jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher.

Håkon received his formal education at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen, where he was supervised by Ole Kock-Hansen (The Danish Radio Jazz orchestra), Butch Lacy, Bob Rockwell, Atilla Engin, Ed Thigpen, Jørgen Emborg, Staffan William-Olsson, and others.

Håkon Storm has co-operated with some of the best and most respected musicians in Norway. He also plays with younger talents, soloists and singers.

He composes for various ensembles, from trio to big band. Håkon regularly performs with his own trio, quartet, and quintet.

Member of Line Up , internationally recognized cool jazz orchestra, with Jimmy Halperin (US), Steve Altenberg (US).

Soloist, conductor, and composer for big bands; Bergen Big Band, Oslo Workshop Big Band, Prime Time Orchestra. Håkon Storm was invited to Japan in 2003, 2008, and 2009, to perform his music with several Japanese big bands, and smaller combos. The touring in Japan included cooperation with outstanding musicians like Ken’ichiro Shinzawa, Yoshihiko Katori, and The Global Jazz Orchestra.

Teaching: Guitar, ensemble, rhythmic training, composition/theory, ear training, and improvisation classes at The Norwegian State Academy of Music since 1991. Guest teaching at conservatories in den Haag and Amsterdam, Trondheim, and Tokyo (Kunitachi Music Academy).

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