Petter Wettre
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Dagbladet Review - The Social Media Tapes:

http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/11/07/kultur/musikk/musikkanmeldelser/anmeldelser/jazz/24219619/

All About Jazz Review - multiple albums:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=34022

Petter Wettre Quartet & The Norwegian Radio Orchestra - Live

http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/194955/

All About Jazz Review - The Trio at Oslo Jazzfestival Aug. 19th. 2011:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=40279&pg=5

 

Biography

Petter Wettre has since the early nineties made his mark as one of the most important musicians on the Norwegian jazz scene, and is one of the most virtuos saxophonists Norway has today. Wettre is known for playing contemporary jazz. He studied music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, wherehe graduated with honors in 1992. He had his breakthrough in 1995 when he was NRK's representative in the EBU Orchestra in Prague. The orchestra that assemble under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union is known to promote the best talent in European jazz. In 94 and 95 Wettre participated in Master Class with renowned saxophonist Dave Liebman. (Miles Davis, 1971-1973). In 1996 Wettre debuted as band leader with the album "Pig Virus". This album was nominated for a Norwegian the Grammy that same year. Alongside his work with his quartet, he also formed the critically acclaimed "The Trio". They released four critically acclaimed albums. Their debut album, "Meet the locals" were nominated for a yet another Norwegian Grammy in 1998. The Trio also earned themselves 3 and a half out of 4 possible stars in the encyclopedia; "The Penguins Guide to Jazz" that same year. In 2000 they released the album "In Color" with the aforementioned Dave Liebman as a guest. The album came in seventh in JazzReviews announcement of this year's top ten albums in the UK. Tours and festivalgigs followed. In 2001 Wettre was awarded the "Clear Answer" jazz prize at Kongsberg Jazz Festival. 2001 also awarded Wettre his first Norwegian Grammys for best jazz album (2000), "The Only Way to Travel", (bp rec.). The same year, Wettre recorded and produced his 5th. album; " The Mystery Unfolds". Here he shows his true versatility as a composer and saxophonist. Wettre is also being voted one of the ten most important musicians on the European jazz scene in the British jazz magazine Jazz Review. In 2003 Wettre establish his own label, "Household Records". His album; "Hallmark Moments" is nominated for a Grammy in 2004. Wettre promotes and releases his book of transcriptions; "Live at the Lighthouse - Omnibook" on Perla Music. (2005). This book contains all the solos of Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman from the album with the same name. This transcription book was also promoted on a tour of the most prestigious universities and music institutions in the U.S., including; Berklee College of Music and Mannhattan School of Music. Wettre debuted with his solo concerto for saxophone, "Paramount," at the Molde Jazz Festival the same year. Albumrelease on Household Records later that year. In 2006 Wettre was one of the headliners at Kongsberg Jazz Festival with his "Tribute to Coltrane" on the occasion of his 80 th. birthday. Wettre also toured with New Light Orchestra, (with among others, Gene Perla and Dave Liebman). In 2007 Wettre produced his CD no. 12 and 13 - "Fountain of Youth" and "Appetite for Structure" "Fountain of Youth"earns him his 2nd. Norwegian grammy for best jazz album. Petter Wettre Quartet performs in New York and Addis Abbeba in addition to a Norwegian tour. He opens Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 2008 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra playing his own music orchestrated by Django Bates. Later that same year Wettre tours throughout Europe with Manu Katche (Sting, Peter Gabriel, Jan Garbarek). Recordings for German television with Thomas Stanko and Manu Katche follows. In February 2009 NRK Wettre is once again representing NRK as a EBU musician. This time around it is his own music from the previous year from the Kongsberg concert that is aired in it entirety in 11 European countries. Release of "Fountain of Youth - Live" (Cd / dvd) follows. This is Wettres 14th. release under his own leadership. Wettre is touring Germany with Manu Katche and being Artist in Residence at the National Jazz Scene -Victoria in October. (Oslo). In 2010 Wettre finalizes a piece for jazz comp and 6 horns and vocals, commissioned by Toneheim Folkehogskole. 2 tours for "Rikskonsertene" - (The Cultural Rucksack), for middle schools with the production - The Only Way to Travel with Petter Wettre Trio. Concerts with Manu Katche in Israel, Poland, Italy and Turkey. Guest appearing on albums with Oystein Sevaag - "The Red Album" and Oyvind Nypan - Elements. In January 2011 Wettre is nominated for his 6th. Grammy for the album The Only Way to Travel 2, with acclaimed drummer Audun Kleive. Tours of Scandinavia with Carl Winther/Anders Mogensen Trio. Oslo Jazzfestival with The Trio Duoperformances with drummer Audun Kleive throughout Norway. Apperance at Faching Jazzclub, (Stockholm), w. Audun Kleive In 2012 Petter Wettre collaborates with British pianist Jason Rebello. They perform at festivals in Lithuania and South Korea. Appearances in South Africa with Manu Katche. Arranges and perform his own music for a specifically selected big band for the occasion of NOPA 75th. year celebration. The concert is aired in 11 European countries as part of NRK's EBU contribution. Records for Swedish Radio with his own band; Petter Wettre Next Generation. Appearing at London Jazzfestival with Ensemble Denada.Concerts in Italy with Manu Katche and Ensemble Denada. In 2013 Petter Wettre releases his 18 th. Recording as a leader; Reinventing music. Appearances at Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Nattjazz and Molde Int. Jazzfestival with own projects. Tours for Rikskonsertene. Concerts with Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen..

Facts:

  • Born: Aug.11th.1967 in Sandefjord, Norway
  • Instrument: Tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet
  • Graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A. in 1992.
  • Studies with George Garzone, Joe Viola and Dave Liebman.
  • Current ensembles;Petter Wettre Next Generation

17 recordings as a leader:

  • Petter Wettre and Jason Rebello - Reinventing Music - 13
  • Petter Wettre Next Generation - The Social Media Tapes - 12
  • Petter Wettre and Audun Kleive - The Only Way to Travel 2 - 10
  • Petter Wettre - Fountain of Youth - Live! - 09
  • Petter Wettre - Appetite for Structure - 08
  • Petter Wettre - Fountain of Youth - 07
  • Petter Wettre - State of the Art - 05
  • Petter Wettre - Paramount - 05
  • Petter Wettre - Hallmark Moments - 04
  • Petter Wettre/Dave Liebman - Tour de Force - 04
  • Petter Wettre Quintet - Household Name - 03
  • Petter Wettre Trio - Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse - 03
  • Petter Wettre Trio - The Mystery Unfolds - 01
  • Wettre/Johansen - The Only Way to Travel - 00
  • The Trio - In Color - 00
  • The Trio - Meet the Locals - 98
  • Petter Wettre Quartet - Pig Virus - 96

Also featured as a sideman / guest soloist on 40 albums in all styles, ranging from jazz, gospel, pop and world music.

Awards:

  • Grammy for best Norwegian jazz album 2007; "Fountain of Youth" - Petter Wettre
  • Grammy for best Norwegian jazz album 2000; "The Only Way to Travel" - Wettre/Johansen duo
  • Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 2010; "The Only Way to Travel 2" - Wettre/Kleive duo
  • Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 2004: Petter Wettre - "Hallmark Moments"
  • Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 1999: The Trio - "Meet the Locals"
  • Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 1996: Petter Wettre Quartet - "Pig Virus"
  • "Klart Svar" jazz price, Kongsberg 2000.

Also:

  • Performances around the world as part of the Manu Katche - Playground 2008 ongoing.
  • The Trio - "In Color", voted as nr.7 in Jazzreview's "Top Ten" releases in Great Britain 2000.
  • Petter Wettre voted one of Europe's top ten leading musicians in Jazzreview 2002
  • Several tours/festivals in Norway and abroad both with own groups and as a sideman.
  • Numerous TV shows, radio, jingles, commercials for norwegian radio & television.
  • Norwegian representative of EBU, (European Broadcasting Union) 95,97,09 & 12
  • Performances with: Dave Liebman, Gene Perla, Manu Katche, Tomasz Stanko, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Rick Margitza, Adam Nussbaum, Joey DeFrancesco
 

Gigs

2013:

Manu Katché

  • Date: Feb. 8th.
  • where:Athens, Greece
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Manu Katché

  • Date: Feb. 09th.
  • Venue:Athens, Greece
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Stefan Pasborg Another Universe

  • Date: Mar. 22nd.
  • Where:VossaJazz
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Hans Mathisen & Friends

  • Date: Apr.3rd.
  • Where: Oslo Konserthus
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Hans Mathisen & Friends

  • Date: Apr.4th.
  • Where: Oslo Konserthus
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Jason Rebello

  • Date: Apr. 05th.
  • Venue:Sting Scene, Stavanger
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Wettre/Mathisen/A.Andersen/J.Christensen

  • Date: Apr. 06th.
  • Where:Sandefjord Konsertforening
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre Trio

  • Date: Apr.10th.
  • Where: Herr Nilsen, Oslo
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre Next Generation

  • Date: Apr. 21st.
  • Where: Kampenjazz

Petter Wettre & Hans Mathisen NOPA BigBand

  • Date: Apr. 27th.
  • Where: Molde
  • Concert starts at 6 p.m

Petter Wettre Next Generation

  • Date: May. 31st.
  • Where: Nattjazz
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre Next Generation feat. Verneri Pohjola

  • Date: Jul. 05nd.
  • Where:Kongsberg Jazzfestival, S
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Manu Katché

  • Date: Jul. 6th.
  • where:Neuhardenberg, Germany
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Jason Rebello

  • Date: Jul.20th.
  • where:Molde Int. Jazzfestival
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Hans Mathisen

  • Date: Aug. 30th.
  • where:Šiauliai, Lt
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Jason Rebello

  • Date: Sept. 29th.
  • where:KampenJazz, Oslo
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Hans Mathisen & Ett Fett Storband

  • Date: Oct.12th.
  • where:Lillestrøm Storbandfestival
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Hans Mathisen

  • Date: Oct. 22nd
  • Vestfold Kirkefestspill, Sandefjord
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Andersen, Christensen, Wettre, Mathisen

  • Date: Oct. 25th.
  • where:Sanden Scene, Larvik
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Mattias Hellberg

  • Date: Nov. 21st..
  • where:Kampen Bistro, Oslo
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre & Bjørn Vidar Solli

  • Date: Nov.23rd.
  • where:Art of Sushi, Oslo
  • Concert starts at 8 p.m

Petter Wettre Reinventing Standards

  • Date: Nov 23rd.
  • where:Herr Nilsen, Oslo
  • OBS! Concert starts at 4 p.m

Petter Wettre Next Generation

  • Date: Nov. 28th
  • Lundetangen Pub, Skien
  • Concert starts at 9 p.m

Wettre/Mathisen/Vinaccia

  • Date: Nov. 30th
  • Park Bankettsal, Sandefjord
  • Concert starts at 9 p.m
 


Music

The Social Media Tapes

Petter Wettre Next Generation - The Social Media Tapes

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The Only Way To Travel 2

Petter Wettre & Audun Kleive - The Only Way To Travel 2

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Fountain of Youth - Live

Petter Wettre & KORK - Fountain of Youth - Live

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Fountain of Youth

Petter Wettre - Fountain of Youth

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Appetite for Structure

Petter Wettre - Appetite for Structure

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Paramount

Petter Wettre - Paramount

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State of the Art

Petter Wettre - State of the Art

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Hallmark Moments

Petter Wettre - Hallmark Moments

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Tour de Force

Petter Wettre/Dave Liebman - Tour de Force

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Household Name

Petter Wettre Quintet - Household Name

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Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse

Petter Wettre Trio - Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse

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The Mystery Unfolds

Petter Wettre Trio - The Mystery Unfolds

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The Only Way to Travel

Wettre/Johansen - The Only Way to Travel

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In Color

The Trio - In Color

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Meet The Locals

The Trio - Meet The Locals

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Pig Virus

Petter Wettre Quartet - Pig Virus

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If you would like to order any of the CD's, please send an email to sales@petterwettre.com and we'll get back to you with shipping/payment details. We accept PayPal. Or you can visit the dropbox folder and select any of Petter Wettre's recordings as downloads. Also in the dropbox folder: bootlegs, leadsheets, transcriptions and more.

 

Dropbox

Available in the Petter Wettre dropbox!

here

Pricelist

here

How to do it:

1) Browse the list.

2) Find the recording/bootlegs/leadsheets you want.

3) Send us a mail to sales@petterwettre.com explaining what you'd like to order.

4) Pay with PayPal. PayPal adress; householdrecords@petterwettre.com

 

 

Contact

Postal Address:

Petter Wettre
Hekkveien 9 f
0571 Oslo
Norway

Phone: +47 900 53 931
E-mail: mail@petterwettre.com

Booking:

Booking inquiries should be directed to Petter Wettre directly, either by phone or sending an e-mail to booking@petterwettre.com

CD Sales:

CD sales inquiries, or questions regarding ordering is handled by our sales-team. You can contact them any time through e-mail at: sales@petterwettre.com

Record Label:

Household Records
Hekkveien 9f
0571 Oslo
Norway

Phone: +47 900 53 931
Mobile: +47 900 53 931

E-mail: householdrecords@petterwettre.com
Web: www.petterwettre.com

Other Labels:

Resonant Music
P.O.box 225
Manglerud
0612 Oslo
Norway

Fax: +47 22 57 10 01
E-mail: gewelt@online.no
Web: www.resonant-music.com