This year's NTNU - AMBASSADØR is a saxophonist and composer from Leirsund, Akershus. He graduated from Jazzlinja NTNU in 2013 with an apprenticeship in composition in the same place. Together with the Megalodon Collective, he was a Gamesman nominee in 2015 and was named Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2016. The candidate has been on Norway Tour with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Come Shine, who has played on Chick Corea's birthday party at Blue Note in New York. In addition, he is a rookie fresh winner of the year's Spellemannspris in jazz with the band Hegge. Since 2014 he has been the artistic director of MUST (Midtnorsk Ungdomsstorband) and has released the albums Midtnorsk Ungdomsstorband & Young Voices, plays the music of Martin Myhre Olsen (2016) and New Beginnings (2017). In May 2018 he is discreet with his project-based ensemble; MMO Ensemble and the work «Any Day Now». There is little doubt that this year's candidate is worthy of the title and it is a great pleasure for the jury and appoint Martin Myhre Olsen to NTNU Ambassador 2018/2019.
NTNU ambassador for 2018/2019