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Gerhard Aspheim

Gerhard Aspheim 27 September 1930 – 21 November 2009 was a Norwegian jazz trombonist


  • 1 Career
  • 2 Honors
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Aspheim was a member of Norway's first trad jazz band 'Dixie Serenaders' from 1949 to 1952, of 'Big Chief Jazzband' from 1952 to 1978 and then initiated his own orchestra Aspheim Oldtimers in 1979 They appeared at several jazz festivals in Norway and Germany and toured extensively in Europe The orchestra has seven album releases He also ran and developed the family business 'Aspheim Flygel- og Pianosenter', which he acquired in 1954 and developed into one of Scandinavia's largest grand piano and piano companies

Aspheim was the eldest and a natural leader type People thought he was the "Big Chief", and he was the obvious chairman of "The Big Chief Jazz Club" in the basement of Majorstuhuset 1953–65 His lectures on jazz history, which often spanned to 1930, was legendary He also promoted the annual 'Norwegian Championship for amateur jazz band' 1954–1964, the Journal "Jazz Society" 1957–59, "Kunstnerkroa" 1957–60 and the legendary "Metropol Jazz Center" in Akersgata 1960–65 In addition, he held several positions in the Norwegian Jazz Federation in the first five years after it was founded 1953 He received an honorary award at the 2004 Oslo Jazzfestival

Aspheim inherited the family business "Aspheim’s Flygel og Pianosenter" in 1954 After finishing his education at Schimmel Pianofortefabrik, Braunschweig, West Germany, in 1957, he developed the company through 1960-80'es to become one of the largest piano firms in Scandinavia Especially the close ties to the Schimmel family in Braunschweig was important for this process Aspheim worked at the firm until he died in 2009


  • 2004: Ella-prisen honorary award


Aspheim Oldtimer's
  • 1988: Oldtimers
  • 1994: Waiting for the Day
  • 1997: 18 Jazz Greens Med Aspheim Oldtimers
  • 2000: Glemmer Du
  • 2003: Passport to the Paradise
  • 2004: Aspheim Oldtimers
  • 2007: I'll See You in My Dreams


  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed 25 November 2009 "Gerhard Aspheim Biography" Store Norske Leksikon in Norwegian Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget Retrieved 2013-11-04 
  2. ^ a b "Gerhard Aspheim – Jazz trombonist" Directory – MICno Archived from the original on 3 September 2014 Retrieved 2013-11-04 
  3. ^ a b c Stendahl, Bjørn 26 November 2009 "Gerhard Aspheim – den siste entusiast" in Norwegian NRK Jazz Retrieved 2013-11-04 
  4. ^ "Aspheim website - history" in Norwegian Aspheimno Retrieved 2013-11-04 
  5. ^ "Gerhard Aspheim er død" MusikkKultur in Norwegian Retrieved 2013-11-04 
  6. ^ "Aspheim Oldtimer's Discography" in Norwegian Aspheim Oldtimers Official website Archived from the original on 12 August 2013 Retrieved 2013-11-04 
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  • Jazz portal

External links

  • Official website
  • Gerhard Aspheim – den siste entusiast by Bjørn Stendahl on NRK Jazz in Norwegian

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