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Eivind Opsvik


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Eivind Opsvik is a Norwegian musician who’s been living in New York for over 10 years. His main instrument is the upright bass, but he also devotes time to playing lap steel guitar, old organs and drums, composing music, recording experiments and running a record label.

His main projects are Overseas, Opsvik & Jennings and his solo project.

'Overseas' is the name of Eivind's band. The band was formed in 2002 and is Jacob Sacks on piano and organ, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Kenny Wollesen on drums and recent addition, Brandon Seabrook on guitar. Eivind plays bass and writes all the music. Three records have been released; Overseas (2003), Overseas II (2005) and Overseas III (2008). Overseas IV will be recorded in 2011 and released on Loyal Label

Opsvik & Jennings, the experimental pop duo with tunesmith and guitarist Aaron Jennings, recently released their third album on CD and Vinyl; “A Dream I Used to Remember” (Loyal Label).

Eivind is currently working on a solo album, it will be an audio/visual release in collaboration with photographer Michelle Arcila where each song will be accompanied by a photograph. Expected release in spring of 2012.

Also worth mentioning is 'Two Miles a Day', a band Eivind co-leads with pianist Jacob Sacks. It features drum legend Paul Motian and violist Mat Maneri and both Jacob's and Eivind's tunes. They released a record in 2007 and have been playing shows around New York City.

Eivind also performs with a plethora of other bands and musicians:
Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio, The UP, Nate Wooley Quintet, Skuli Sverrison's Seria, Paul Motian Quintet, Jeff Davis Trio with Russ Lossing, Rocket Engine, Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day, Plainville, Jesse Stacken Trio, Kris Davis, Håkon Kornstad, David Binney with Brian Blade and Craig Taborn, Tone Collector, Jesse Harris' Cosmo, Poor Pluto ...and more

Firehouse 12 Performances

Brandon Seabrook - Die Trommel Fatale Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:00p
David Binney Group Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00p
Mike Baggetta Quartet Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:00p

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