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Friends of CR Guitars: Jostein Gulbrandsen

Jostein GulbransenJostein Gulbrandsen, who has done many product videos for CR Guitars and is a longtime friend of CR Guitars owner Craig Snyder is originally from Norway. Since 2001 he has been based in New York where he received his master's degree in jazz guitar from the Manhattan School of Music in 2003. Gulbrandsen has played at Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Birdland, BB. Kings, Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls, Smoke, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and many other places. He has toured in Norway and Scotland and also held  master classes at Agder College of Music and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is scheduled to play at festivals in both Norway and Portugal in 2019.

Gulbrandsen has released three albums as a leader Twelve (Fresh Sound New Talent), Release of Tension and his latest album Looking Ahead,  which was released on the Norwegian record label Curling Legs Records in 2018. He is a also the author of a best-selling advanced guitar method book called Modern Jazz and Fusion Guitar released on Hal/Leonard in 2016. He is a featured artist for Collings Guitars and Quilter Labs. Gulbrandsen draws influences from both Nordic and American jazz in both his playing and compositions.

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