Buddy Award

Buddy 2013 was awarded pianist and composer Jan Gunnar Hoff (photo: Henrik Dvergsdal)

Buddy 2013 was awarded pianist and composer Jan Gunnar Hoff (photo: Henrik Dvergsdal)

The Buddy awardwas established in 1956 by the Norwegian Jazz Federation and is the most recognized award in Norwegian Jazz. Since the beginning over 50 musicians have received the award based on outstanding performances as musicians as well as their work for the benefit of Norwegian jazz. A look at the award winners will give you an excellent view of the high points of Norwegian jazz through the past six decades.

The award winner receives a statuette of the legendary trumpeter Buddy Bolden created by the artist Lise Frogg and 50 000 NKR from Norsk Jazzforum.

Buddy Award winners:
1956 Rowland Greenberg
1957 Arvid Grahm Paulsen
1958 Einar Iversen
1959 –
1960 Mikkel Flagstad
1961 Erik Amundsen
1962 Bjørn Johansen
1963 –
1964 Øistein Ringstad
1965 Karin Krog
1966 –
1967 Jon Christensen
1968 Jan Garbarek
1969 Arild Andersen
1970 Frode Thingnæs
1971 Kalle Neumann
1972 Asmund Bjørken
1973 –
1974 –
1975 Bjørn Alterhaug
1976 Laila Dalseth
1977 Egil Kapstad
1978 Kristian Bergheim
1979 Guttorm Guttormsen
1980 Bjarne Nerem
1981 Knut Riisnæs
1982 Radka Toneff
1983 Terje Bjørklund – Knut Kristiansen – Espen Rud
1984 Jon Balke
1985 Terje Rypdal
1986 Thorgeir Stubø
1987 Tore Jensen
1988 Carl Morten Iversen – Terje Venaas
1989 Per Husby
1990 John Pål Inderberg
1991 Stein Erik Tafjord
1992 Morten Gunnar Larsen
1993 Egil Bop Johansen
1994 Bjørn Kjellemyr
1995 Per Jørgensen
1996 –
1997 Ole Jacob Hansen
1998 Magni Wentzel
1999 Totti Bergh
2000 Sidsel Endresen
2001 Jon Eberson
2003 Nils Petter Molvær
2003 Honorary Buddy: Petter Petterson
2004 Bugge Wesseltoft
2005 Arve Henriksen
2006 Paal Nilssen-Love
2007 Jon Larsen
2008 Frode Gjerstad
2009 Dag Arnesen
2010 Karl Seglem
2011  Eldbjørg Raknes
2012 Tore Brunborg
2013 Jan Gunnar Hoff

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