Steinar Aadnekvam is one of the most active and most talked about young and upcoming guitarists on the Scandinavian jazz scene.
Born in 1984, he is a mature and soulful musician. A rare guitar virtuoso. An artist with a message. A person with something to say.
Despite his young age, he has been around. Born in Bergen, Norway, a son of travelling parents, he had the fortunes and misfortunes of growing up in many places throughout Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Luxembourg. After studies at Södra Latin music college in Stockholm he enters, at 18, the Bachelor Jazz studies at the Royal College of Music, also in Stockholm, where he stays for 2 years. - Influential teachers at this time were in particular Mikke Rönnkvist, Alvaro Is-Rojas, Thomas Wixtröm, Andreas Oberg and Sten Höstfält.
In 2005, driven by a restless need to look elsewhere for further growth, he comes in contact with Indian Bansuri master, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, and is invited to his Brindavan Gurukul in Mumbay, where he lives and studies for some time. For family reasons he returns to Sweden, but soon fate takes him to North-Eastern Brazil, eventually a great influence and inspiration. He is a fequent returning visitor to the region ever since - these days spending half the year in the state of Pernambuco.
Professionally, he is a sought after guitarist and in growing demand as a jazz-songwriter and album producer