Ivar Antonsen

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Date of Birth April 16, 1946
Place of Birth Norway
Age 74 years old
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Ivar Antonsen is a Norwegian jazz pianist and composer and had his debut at the Oslo jazz scene in 1967 together with Jan Garbarek, Palle Mikkelborg, Arild Andersen, and Espen Rud.

Born: 16, 1946, Fauske, Nordland, Norway
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician, composer
Instruments: Piano
Labels: Ponca Jazz Records Gemini/Taurus Records
Associated acts: Ivar Antonsen Trio, Antonsen Hvalryg Olstad Trio

About Ivar Antonsen

Jazz artist who became known after debuting in Oslo in 1967 alongside Jan Garbarek and Palle Mikkelborg.

Before Fame

He began the Ivar Antonsen Trio in the late 1960s with Espen Rud and Terje Venaas alternating on drums.


He was a professor at California State University from 1995 until 2004.

Family Life

His family encouraged his musical ambitions early on, and he began playing the organ and accordion while he was still young.


He was inspired by Igor Stravinsky's and Johann Sebastian Bach's compositional models.

Information related to Ivar Antonsen

  • Taurus Records artists
  • 20th-century Norwegian pianists
  • 21st-century Norwegian pianists
  • Norwegian jazz pianists
  • Musicians from Fauske
  • Norwegian jazz composers
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Latest information about Ivar Antonsen updated on October 18, 2020.

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