Biography

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Stian Swensson (born 1987) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He moved from his hometown Oslo to Copenhagen in 2008 to study at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, and graduated with a master’s degree in 2013. He has studied with esteemed teachers like Carsten Dahl, Jakob Anderskov, Django Bates and Jakob Bro. During the last years he has become a well-known name on the Copenhagen jazz scene. His tasty combination of traditional and modern jazz guitar combined with inspiration from his Norwegian roots, has made him a busy musician working around Copenhagen.

Stian has been touring and played on jazz festivals in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and played concerts in Germany, Iceland and Nepal.

In the autumn of 2014 Stian will start studying for an advanced postgraduate diploma at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory. That is the highest level of education obtainable for a jazz musician in Scandinavia.