Jostein Gulbrandsen is a guitarist, composer and author originally from Norway, based in NYC since 2001. He has released three albums under his own name, "Twelve"(2007 Fresh Sound New Talent", "Release of Tension"(2001" and "Looking Ahead" (2018 Curling Legs records).
He holds a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of music. His best-selling method book "Modern Jazz and Fusion Guitar" was released on the worlds largest music publishing company Hal/Leonard in December 2016.
Gulbrandsen has performed at Rochester International Jazz Festival, Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Trondheim jazz Festival, Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington DC, Faro International Guitar Festiva(Portugal)l and Acoustic Landscapes Guitar festival, as well as Birdland, Blue Note, 55 Bar, Smalls, BB Kings Blues Bar, Hard Rock Cafe NYC, Scandinavia House/Victor Borge Hall, Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center.
He has held master classes at Trondheim jazz Festival and The Music Conservatory in Agder(Norway) in Faro(Portugal)and at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
He is also a featured artists for Collings Guitars, Quilter Labs Amplification, Eventide Effects, Curt Mangan Strings and Godin Guitars.