Ingjerd Jensen (born. oct 18, 1981, Bodø, Norway) is a confessional alternative singer/songwriter, inspired by Patti Smith tracy Chapman and the blues. Ingjerd was raised on a sheep farm in the north of Norway, on the cold island of Gjerøy. Her first 4 years were spent there before her family decided to move south, to Hamar, Norway. She began playing guitar and writing songs from an early age. As a 15-year-old, her first band Eruptiva was founded. The band was a local success and was awarded several prizes for outstanding performances. Craving further exploration with her vocal expression she started Coax, an alternative and theatrical band looking for musical identity. The band mixed and transformed different styles such as circus, rock, grunge and indie music and dazzled their audiences with theatrical stage performances. Here she found ways of interpreting dramatic and playful vocals. The band parted in 2004. In the same year Ingjerd met the guitarist Dozzy, founding member of the band Njava, who has worked with artists like Deep forest, Ben Harper and Sting. Ingjerd and Dozzy met at a café in downtown Oslo through a friend called Gassim, who was meeting Dozzy for a chat, but during constant interruptions from Gassim's mobile phone Ingjerd was compelled to interrogate Dozzy about his life and work...which led to a second meeting discussing musical influences on a deeper level, including Ingjerd's solo career, as Dozzy had now heard Ingjerd's demo recording and saw her potential and encouraged her to develop her own music more, instead of remaining in the style of the band she was in. Through their growing friendship they started experimenting together musically, and the ensuing recording sessions led to new songs being written and Ingjerd was inspired to broaden her musical expression and to take to the stage with her own material for the first time. This push towards self-expression was a long time coming and in Dozzy she had found a true mentor. Together they started a fruitful working relationship and he is now producing her first solo-album entitled "So cold."
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