Didrik Ingvaldsen has pursued a career as a jazz musician, composer and educator since 1984.
Born and raised Norway, Didrik Ingvaldsen has compiled credentials that span the work of music, from conservatory studies at Juilliard to participation in the NYC downtown jazz scene,
lecturing at the Leeds College of music, UK, and teaching brass music in Tanzania and Faroe Islands.
Didrik Ingvaldsen has performed with many ensembles including Prague Music Performance Orchestra, Vestnorsk Jazz Ensemble, Stavanger Kitchen Orchestra, Bergen Big Band, UMO
Big Band, Inbal Pinto Dance Company, Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton a.o.
His own major band projects are POCKET CORNER and NOCZ QUARTET, EXTENDED CORNER and DIDRIK INGVALDSEN ORHESTRA (CZ).
He has released sixteen CD’s of his own compositions with small and large ensembles.
His latest publication is the book “Jazz Bridges” that contains about 70 of his compositions.
Didrik Ingvaldsen is a fabulous trumpeter who sounds like a cross between Don Cherry and Don Ellis.”Steve Loewy, All Music Guide