Christer Fredriksen

Christer Fredriksen is an ambient jazz guitarist and composer with a distinctive sound and a unique ability to tell stories through his music. Christer was born 1972 in Kristiansand, Norway and fell in love with the woods and the electric guitar at the age of 13. He studied music at the Agder University, finishing his Masters Degree with a Performing Masters in Afro-American Musics and began his musical career working as a session guitar player.

He soon began composing his own music, leading his own jazz-trio with bassist Audun Ramo and drummer Bjørn Stiauren, releasing his first solo album Urban Country (2011) on Losen Records with his old tutor/renowned saxophonist Bendik Hofseth (Steps Ahead) as a featured artist. This instrumental jazz album, with elements of other musical styles, was also mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, by ECM engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug (Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal).

Fredriksen’s second album Trademark (2014), featuring Valencian saxophone player Perico Sambeat, was rewarded 4 out of 5 stars in Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. 2016 marked a seminal change in Christer Fredriksen’s musical direction and he began exploring a new sound and a wider range of musical expression. 2017 sees the release of his new album “vit” where Christer Fredriksen, playing a single guitar in a single take creates a new, vast and musical landscape…