Jazz artist who became known for his collaborations with bands Wibutee, Madrugada, Kaizers Orchestra, and his own Skomsork.
He was awarded a trainee position with Midt-norsk Jazzsenter in 2000 where he became central performer, conductor, and arranger for the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.
He was the Norwegian candidate for the 2001 European Jazz Prize.
His family supported his musical ambitions, and he attended Oslo's Norges Musikkhøgskole and enrolled in the jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium.
He toured with Chick Corea in 2001 after arranging and conducting a concert of Corea's music at the Molde International Jazz Festival in 2000.