Roger Arntzen

Academic interests

Jazz, pop, rock, performance, improvsation

Courses taught

Instrument performance on Double bass and Electric bass (jazz/pop/rock) in the following programs: 

  • Bachelorprogram in Performance 1

  • Bachelorprogram in Performance 2

  • Bachelorprogram in Performance 3:

  • Masterprogram in Performance:

Ensemble/band performance (jazz/pop/rock):



  • 2020, Ballrogg: Rolling Ball (Clean Feed Records)

  • 2020, Chrome Hill: This is Chrome Hill (Clean Feed Records)

  • 2018, Chrome Hill: The Explorer (Clean Feed Records)

  • 2017, Solveig Slettahjell, Knut Reiersrud, In the Country: I Sentrum står et menneske (Blåkors/Akersbakken)

  • 2017, Northern Concept: January Insomnia (Ponca Jazz Records)

  • 2017, Ballrogg: Abaft The Beam (Clean Feed Records)

  • 2015, Solveig Slettahjell, Knut Reiersrud, In the Country: Trail Of Souls (Act)

  • 2015, Judy Collins (Thomas Dybdahl/In the Country): Strangers Again (Cleopatra/ Wildflower)

  • 2015, Thomas Dybdahl & In the Country: Thomas Dybdahl & In the Country (Petroleum Records)

  • 2014, In the Country, Frida Ånnevik: Skogenes sang (Grappa)

  • In the Country, Solveig Slettahjell, Bugge Wesseltoft, Knut Reiersrud: Jazz at the Philharmonic II: Norwegian Woods (Act)

  • 2013, John-Kåre Hansen Northern Concept: Days (Ponca Jazz Records)

  • 2013, Erik Wesseltoft: To Someone I Knew (Normann Records)

  • 2013, Chrome Hill: Country Of Lost Borders (Bolage)

  • 2013, In the Country: Sunset Sunrise (Act)

  • 2013, Ida Rønshaugen: The Blue And Wise Cats (Codfather Records)

  • 2012, Ballrogg: Cabin Music (Hubro)

  • 2011, In the Country: Sounds And Sights (Rune Grammofon)

  • 2012, In the Country: ABC (In the Country)

  • 2010, Ballrogg: Insomnia (Bolage)

  • 2009, In the Country: Whiteout (Rune Grammofon)

  • 2008, Various: In the Country: Money Will Ruin Everything 2 (Rune Grammofon)

  • 2008, Chrome Hill: Earthlings (Bolage)

  • 2008, Ballrogg: Ballrogg (Bolage)

  • 2006, In the Country: Losing Stones, Collecting Bones (Japanese edition) (Bomba Records)

  • 2006, In the Country: Losing Stones, Collecting Bones (Rune Grammofon Records)

  • 2006, Various: In the Country: Until Human Voices Wake Us And We Drown (Rune Grammofon)

  • 2006, Heidi Skjerve Quintet: Coming Home (Curling Legs)

  • 2006, Jeremy Spencer: Precious Little (Bluestown Records)

  • 2005, In the Country: This Was The Pace Of My 2005 Heartbeat (Japanese
    edition) (Bomba)

  • 2005, In the Country: This Was The Pace Of My 2005 Heartbeat (Rune Grammofon)

  • 2005, Damp: Hoatzin (Aim Records)

  • 2004, Subtonic: In this house (Aim Records)

  • 2003, Damp: Mostly harmless (songs) (Aim Records)

  • 2003, Gunstein Draugedalen: Om hundrede år er alting glemt (Tylden)

  • 2001, Eckhard Baur: Movements (Hot Club Records)

  • 2001, Østenfor Sol: Troillspeil (Major studio)

  • 2001, NNUS: Distant Reports (Gemini Records)

  • 1999, Lilleaker skoles musikkorps; 90 år - 1909- 1999 (Lilleaker skoles musikkorps)

  • 1996, Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes musikkorps: Gardekonsert (Hans Majestet Kongens Gardes Musikkorps)


  • 2004-2006: Master degree in Chamber music, Jazz/Improvised music, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway

  • 1999-2003: Cand.mag., Candidate degree i Music Pedagogy, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway

  • 1998-1999: Intermediate level subject in Music Science, IMV, University of Oslo, Norway

  • 1997-1997: Ex.phil, University of Tromsø, Norway

  • 1996-1996: Tubaist and bassist in His Majesty the King's Garde Drill Contingent, Music platoon

  • Employed in 20% position at the Norwegian Academy of Music as College Lecturer teacking ensemble, performance, instrumental didactics for electric and acoustic bass, bi-instrument and head teacher of the jazz talent program.

  • Teaching experience from teaching electric and acoustic bass at Institute for Music Science at the University in Oslo, Fjellhaug International University, and from high school level teaching and marching band teaching.


  • Oslo city culture grant from the Council of Oslo (Oslo kommunes kulturstipend)
  • Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens stiftelse for norske komponister og utøvende musikere

  • Rettspresident Helge Klæstad og fru Lalla Klæstads legat

  • Nominated two times for Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy) under the category "Jazz" and "Open class"

  • "Young Musicians of the Year 2004"- Jazzintro-winners with the band: In the Country

  • "The Independent Music Award 2012" in the category of Music Video for In the Countrys video "Sights 2011"

  • Material grant, Government Grants for Artists (Diversestipend fra Statens kunstnerstipend)

  • Travel- and study grant from the Funds for Performing Artists (FFUK)


  • Board Member, Improbasen (children's jazz school in Oslo, Norway, 2016-2021) 
  • Election Commission, Creo, NMH, 2017 (Valgkomité i Creo-klubben, NMH, 2017)


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