Audun Waage, born in Bergen, Norway, 2 June 1980. Coming from a family of several generations of musicians, Audun Waage started to play trumpet around age 2. He had the opportunity to jam with his father and his fellow jazz-friends from an early age, and that way learned to play standards by ear. He started out playing professional gigs around age 11, and was featured as a soloist several times on national TV throughout his early teens. He also appeared on many of the major Jazz festivals in Norway, including Mai Jazz, Kongsberg Jazz festival, Molde Jazz festival, and regularly at Nattjazz festival in his hometown Bergen. Aged 14 he received free tuition from Jon Faddis in New York, and at the same age he was also featured to play a set with Jan Garbareks former band, with Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen and Lars Danielson. Aged 19 Audun moved to London. Through making regular trips to New York, he started to work with more and more musicians who had touring activities around the world, which eventually took him to festivals and concert venues in all 5 continents. Audun relocated to Barcelona in 2008, where he currently has his base. He has worked live and on albums/DVD’s with: Chano Dominguez, Jojo Mayer, Mike Stern, Airto Moriera, Scott Kinsey, Janek Gwizdala, Tim Miller, Eric Marienthal, Terje Isungseth, Gwilym Simcock, Orlando Le Fleming, Kike Perdomo, Gregoire Maret to name a few.
About the AMT mic:
I have been using the AMT wireless mic since 2003 and it is a very flexible mic system that works in most conditions. It rarely makes any feedback at all, and yet reproduces a true representation of my tone. The receiver has two outputs, one XLR and also one 1/4 inch, which is great as I sometimes use the 1/4 inch to run the mic into effect pedals. In studio’s many are very focused on gear and expensive mics. However, I always try to use my own ears to judge, and in some situations I’ve decided to replace studio-mics with my AMT mic. It seems to have a slight compression, probably because it’s meant for live use, but for my own taste it really does produce a great sounding result in any situation. In addition, since it’s attached to your horn without any cables, you can close your eyes and let the music take you away without having to worry about where you are pointing your horn. I highly recommend it to any trumpet player out there who wants to keep their own identity in the sound.