Arve Henriksen

born on 22/3/1968 in Stranda, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Arve Henriksen

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Arve Henriksen

Arve Henriksen (born 22 March 1968 Stranda, Norway) is a Norwegian trumpet player, renowned for his distinctive, flute-like sound on the trumpet, inspired by the sound of the Japanese shakuhachi flute. He also sings; his unique wordless vocalising was central to Chiaroscuro, where he often sings in a soprano's range. The control over his head voice is such that in "Opening Image" he could quite easily be mistaken for a woman.[1]


Henriksen was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium and later studied music pedagogy, while he played in «Bodega Band» (198788), «Luft» (198789), «Veslefrekk» from 1989, «Close Enough» 1990-92, «Nutrio» from 1990, and recorded with Bjørn Alterhaug and «Tre Små Kinesere» (1990). After graduating in 1991, he joined the «Trio Midt-Norge» and «Piggy Bop».[1]

He has played among others with Misha Alperin, Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra, Nils Petter Molvær, Audun Kleive, Trygve Seim, Terje Isungset, Christian Wallumrød and recently with Iain Ballamy's Food for Quartet and Supersilent, both bands signed on Rune Grammofon. He has also contributed to David Sylvian's Nine Horses project and his latest work, When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima.[1][2]

With Supersilent he has been a major contributor to one of the most acclaimed improvisational bands over the last 14 years in Norway, with collaborations with Terje Rypdal among others. It is not surprising that John Paul Jones used the opportunity to join them at the Punkt festival 2010, in Kristiansand, Norway. The bassist and multi-instrumentalist Jones has a long and eventful career as a rock icon, best known from Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures. The spontaneous and improvised collaboration with Supersilent was interesting, and they met again for new performance at Moldejazz 2012.[3]

John Kellman of the All About Jazz magazine recognized Arve Henriksen/Jan Bang Double CD Release Show at The Punkt Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, September 2013, as no. 17 of his "Best Live Shows of 2013".[4]


  • 2005: Buddyprisen
  • 2007: Radka Toneff Memorial Award
  • 2011: Kongsberg Jazz Award


  • 2001: Sakuteiki (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2004: Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2007: Strjon (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2008: Cartography (ECM Records)
  • 2013: Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} (in Norwegian)
  2. David Sylvian: When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima (review), The Times. (Sandall, Robert 2007)The Sunday Times, August 26, 2007
  3. {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} (in Norwegian)
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