“Ballrogg distances itself from traditional improv while shunning excessive extrovertism and friendliness. This allows for considerable friction.”
– Jazz in Norway (NO)
“The ability of the North European scene to reinvent «American classical music» and even to reinvent the American folk roots is legendary, and here we have one precious example.” – Clean Feed (PT)
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm
Alto sax, clarinet and composition
Holm studied music at the jazz department of the Trondheim Music Conservatory from 2000-2004. Currently located in Trondheim and working in the field of improvised music and the outer regions of jazz. Enjoying and triving in a number of different settings within this environment. In recent years he has been most active within groups such as Large Unit, Ballrogg, Honest John, duo with David Stäckenas and Trondheim jazzorchestra.
Double bassArntzen is known from the In the Country, who started out as an alt. prog jazz piano trio. The trio has released eight albums on labels such as ACT, Rune Grammofon and Grappa, all of them to much critical acclaim. Two of the albums was also nominated for the Norwegian “Grammy”. Arntzen is also a regular member of Trail Of Souls, where In the Country makes the rhythm section and Singer Solveig Slettahjell and guitarist Knut Reiersrud completes the quintet. Arntzen is also a regular together with Motif-saxophonist Atle Nymo with the rock-jazz-quartet Chrome Hill.
Guitars (from 2017)
Has toured as soloist and with many different groups in Europe, the USA, Japan and the Middle East. In 2000 David released critics´ acclaimed CD the guitar on swedish label Häpna and has since then released bow on Kning-Disk (2006) and Separator on Found You Recordings (2009). Also plays with LabField (w/ Ingar Zach), SOL SOL, Lina Nyberg Band and Kim Myhr You|Me and has participated as musician and made music for many different theatre- and dance pieces.