Norwegian trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen was awarded with the ‘’DnB NOR Award’’, a bonus payment award of 300.000 NOK given by the Kronsberg Jazz Festival. Arve is the 15th winner of this prestigious, biggest Norwegian pecuniary award.
Arve Henriksen (43) is one of the leading composers and performers of modern jazz in his country. His main instrument is the trumpet which is not enough for the versatile musician who also uses electronics, voice and drums in his music.
Since it is not always possible to make musical ideas happen because of financial circumstances of such an attempt, Arve commented award with following words, ‘’This was very pleasant and motivating.’’
Asked about what the award means to him, he said, „First of all, it is a privilege to be chosen among this big number of talented musicians in Norway. It is an honor and appreciation of what is important to me in music. The next thing I’m going to say is a fact, this gives me the opportunity to be creative and that is the most important thing for an artist. Money is needed for organization and the logistics of this profession and that can take away lots of creative and spontaneous time we need so much. This award makes it possible to take that time for yourself.’’