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Solveig Slettahjell

Solveig Slettahjell has always been singing. She is an educated jazzsinger (from the Norwegian Academy of Music), but her childhood`s church music of old Norwegian hymns and black American spirituals is still very present in her expression - as is also references to the singer songwriter tradition.

Slow motion quintet has been her main project since they did their first concert together at the Osloclub Blaa in 2001. This concert also became their debut live-album ”Slow Motion Orchestra”. Since then the Slow Motion project has resulted in 4 more albums. The last one, ”Domestic Songs” is based on the Slow Motion Duo concept with trumpeter Sjur Miljeteig and Solveig accompanying herself on piano.
Since the start they have done extencive touring mostly in Europe, but their music has also taken them to Chile, USA, Russia, India and Pakistan.
Slow Motion is now working on their 6th album – due to be released in September 09. They are expanding, taking guitar into the group. The Slow Motion family now concists of six members in addition to Solveig; Sjur Miljeteig (trumpet), Per Oddvar Johansen (drums), Jo Berger Myhre (doublebass), Morten Qvenild (piano), Andreas Ulvo (piano and organ) and Even Hermansen (guitar). They have also since the beginning been working together with norwegian soundengineer Asle Karstad and he has been a very important participant in developing their live expression.

Tord Gustavsen and Solveig Slettahjell did their first concert together in Barbu church in Arendal, Norway in February 2007. In September 2008 Solveig, Tord and Sjur Miljeteig (Slow Motion trumpeter) recorded a Christmas album together in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. ”Natt i Betlehem” was released in Norway Nov 08.

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