Ole Morten VÃ¥gan is a bass player based in Oslo, He has been a central part of the scandinavian jazz and impro community for the last decade, performing with among others Motif, The Deciders, HÃ¥vard Wiik Trio, Maria Kannegaard Trio, Andratx, Bugge Wesseltofts NCOJ, Maciej Obara Int. Quartet, Audun Kleive's Generator X and more recently also Joshua Redman Trio with Jorge Rossy and Ole Morten Vagan . After discovering jazz as a youngster in the Northern town of BrÃ¸nnÃ¸ysund (just below the polar circle), he went on to study with amongst others the fantastic bassist Mats Eilertsen, and attending the very influential Jazz Conservatory in Trondheim, Norway. Also active as a composer, he has written commisions for a.o. the Grammy Nominated norwegian string orchestra The Trondheim Soloists, and more recently for the well renowned Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, which will be touring VÃ¥gans music in 2016 - In addition to steadily writing for bands like Motif and The Deciders for the last ten years.
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