Ståle Storløkken



Keyboard maverick Ståle Storløkken was educated at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1988–90), and subsequently did his postgraduate there. During the studies he started the band Veslefrekk together with fellow students Arve Henriksen and Jarle Vespestad (Helge Sten joined the band at a later stage). In 1997 the name of the band changed to Supersilent. They have released six critically acclaimed albums on the label Rune Grammofon. From 1995 he played in the trio BOL along with his wife Tone Åse and Tor Haugerud.
 
Storløkken has been active in many contexts, both as a band leader and member, for example The Stoken Experience, and Terje Rypdal's Skywards. Along with Christian Wallumrød, and he composed the commissioned work Eight Thirty to Kongsberg Jazz Festival 1994. He has also worked with. Among others, Gunnar Andreas Berg, Eldbjørg Raknes, Audun Kleive and Thomas Strønen.
 
Storløkken constitutes the Humcrush duo together with Thomas Strønen, which has released three albums. He also plays in the trio Elephant9, along with Torstein Lofthus and Nikolai Eilertsen. He co-composed Berit Opheim's commissioned work An angel with for Vossajazz 2007, and in 2010 composed and performed a commissioned work for Moldejazz with the band Motorpsycho, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Trondheim Soloists.
 
 
 
 
Photo by Thor Egil Leirtrø