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. He has held masterclasses at Agder College of Music(Norway) and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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 Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Acoustic Landscapes Guitar festival, Birdland, Blue Note, Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center.
He is also one of the main artists for the world's class guitar company Collings Guitars and is also an artist for Quilter Labs Amplification, Eventide Effects, Curt Mangan Strings and Godin Guitars.