Sidsel Endresen singer / composer / poet
From 1981-87, Sidsel worked as singer and co-writer in Jon Eberson Group. Together they released five CDs and won two Norwegian Grammy awards.
From 1989: Sidsel signed to the German label ECM Records, where she released two solo CDs - So I Write (1990) and Exile (1994) which won her much critical acclaim internationally. Both CDs in collaboration with Django Bates, Jon Christensen and Nils Petter Molvær, plus additional musicians on Exile David Darling and Bugge Wesseltoft.
From 1993: Duo with keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft, released three CDs - Nightsong (1994), Duplex Ride (1998), both on Curling Legs/ACT - and Out here. In there (Jazzland/Universal, 2002). They received the Norwegian Grammy for ”Duplex Ride” and ”Out here. In there”.
1995-1999: Free improvising vocal trio ESE, together with Elin Rosseland and Eldbjørg Raknes. The trio wrote commissioned pieces for Vossa Jazz 1996, NRK 1997 and released the CD GACK (Jazzland/Kemistri 1999).
2000-2002: Solo project Undertow (Jazzland Rec. 2000), together with Audun Kleive, Patrick Shaw Iversen, Roger Ludvigsen, Bugge Wesseltoft and Nils Petter Molvær. Nominated for the Norwegian ”Grammy” 2000. Extensive touring in Norway and Europe. New line-up from 2002: Christian Wallumrød �� keys and Jan Bang �� live sampling and treatment. Tours / festivals in Europe, Great Britain, Canada and China.