The Hildegunn Gjedrem Group
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The Hildegunn Gjedrem Group


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"The End of The Beginning" released in November of 2007.



Hildegunn Gjedrem was born in Norway. She moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue studies in Vocal Jazz at the renowned University of North Texas. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in 2005 and a Masters Degree in 2008.

In 2005 she was awarded “Best Jazz Vocalist” by Downbeat Magazine. Also in 2005, Hildegunn was given the G9alt Scholarship of the Arts by Sparebank 1 of Norway. She was a finalist in the 2006 Montreux Vocal Jazz Competition, judged by Al Jarreau, and was further selected as one of the finalists there.

She has been featured vocalist with the Grammy Award winning One O’Clock Lab Band on several occasions, such as their 2005 tour of Poland and the 2008 European tour. She has also performed with legendary bassist Rufus Reid.
She has performed at International Association of Jazz Educators Conferences (IAJE) in Toronto 2003 and 2008, Long Beach, CA and in New York 2006 and 2007 . She is active as a freelance singer in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex, at festivals, as a studio singer as well as with her own music.

She was a member of the Award winning UNT Jazz Singers for 5 years, 3 of which she was lead soprano. Hildegunns singing and writing can be heard on the albums “Impressions” 2003 and “Traveling the Route” 2005 as well as "In Case You Missed It" 2008.

Hildegunn is a warm and talented performer with a sound all her own, highly musically influenced by her Scandinavian roots. She has excelled as a writer, arranger and singer. Hildegunn is truly a unique voice for modern jazz.