|Birth name||Dag Syver Arnesen|
|Born||3 May 1950|
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Arnesen was born in Bergen, and studied classical piano under Jiri Hlinka at the Bergen Music Conservatory and got a commitment by Den Nationale Scene. Eventually he went to jazz and played in the 1970s with the Arvid Genius' orchestra, and led his own Trios, Quartets and Septetter og 13'tets. There were several records under his own name and he is still in the Bergen Big Band. Arnesen has also lived in Oslo and played in the jazz bands Søyr, Orleysa, various groups led by the late international Norwegian guitarist Thorgeir Stubø, vocalist Susanne Fuhr, saxophonists Knut Riisnæs and Odd Riisnæs and orchestra leader Kjell Karlsen. In the Bergen-based Sigurd Ulveseth Quartet he has participated on three releases, and Arnesen also led the local Evans Jazzclub.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.
|1982*||Ny Bris||Odin||With Olav Dale (sax), Per Jørgensen (trumpet), Ole Thomsen (guitar), Kåre Garnes (bass), Frank Jakobsen (drums)|
|1987*||Speak Low||Taurus||With Odd Riisnæs (tenor sax), Kåre Garnes (bass), Tom Olstad (drums)|
|1989*||Renascent||Odin||With Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass), Svein Christiansen (drums)|
|1990||The Day After||Taurus||With Odd Riisnæs (tenor sax, soprano sax), Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass), Svein Christiansen (drums), Wenche Gausdal (vocals)|
|1992*||Photographs||Taurus||Quartet, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Svein Christiansen (drums), Wenche Gausdal (vocals)|
|1994*||Movin'||Taurus||Trio, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Svein Christiansen (drums)|
|1996*||Rusler rundt Grieg||NOPA NN||With 13-piece orchestra|
|1998||Inner Lines||Resonant||Trio, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Svein Christiansen (drums)|
|2004||Time Enough||Resonant||Trio, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Pål Thowsen (drums)|
|2006||Norwegian Song 1||Resonant||Trio, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Pål Thowsen (drums)|
|2008||Norwegian Songs 2||Resonant||Trio, with Terje Gewelt (bass), Pål Thowsen (drums)|
|2010||Norwegian Songs 3||Losen||Quartet, with Ellen Andrea Wang (bass), Pål Thowsen (bass), Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet, flugelhorn, beatboxing)|
|2015*||Grieg, Tveitt & I||Losen||With Ole Marius Sandberg (bass), Ivar Thormodsæter (drums, percussion), strings|
|2016||Pentagon Tapes||Losen||Trio, with Ole Marius Sandberg (bass), Ivar Thormodsæter (drums)|
- "Jazz pianist". Mulemusic.no. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
- "Arnesen, Dag". Biografi. Norsk Musikkinformasjon, MIC.no. Archived from the original on 2015-01-03.
- Ann Kristin Ødegård, Jazzer med Grieg in Jazznytt
- Mosnes, Terje (2010-10-28). ""Norwegian Song 3" i fin, ny stil - Riview" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
- Helgheim, Roald (2015-05-02). "Grieg, Tveitt & I" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
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