b. 28 June 1945, Norway. Although latterly known mainly like a jazz vocalist, Wentzel has already established a very assorted career. Her mom was a vocalist and her dad performed the violin using the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. When she was five yrs . old she performed in kids’s theatre, after that studied traditional acoustic guitar and also sometimes sang. At age 18 she analyzed singing in the Norwegian College of Opera, after that made a decision to pursue her acoustic guitar research in Spain, Switzerland and Britain. During Spain in the past due 60s she sang jazz with pianist Tete Montolui and saxophonist Pony Poindexter. Back Oslo she started performing in night clubs and integrated R&B into her repertoire. Like a traditional guitarist she made an appearance on television, documented and in 1978 performed in the Country wide Gallery of Artwork in Washington, DC. Also in the past due 70s she was performing jazz using the Danish Radio Big Music group, sang at celebrations in Poland and made an appearance with Charlie Ventura. Through the 80s and early 90s her mixed career continuing. She played electric guitar on tv both as soloist so when an associate of chamber music groupings; as a traditional vocalist she sang in recitals of operatic music; being a jazz vocalist she worked in a variety of European countries, performing with musicians such as for example Artwork Farmer, Roger Kellaway, Crimson Mitchell and Neils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. In 1993, she toured the united states with Kellaway and the next season toured with him and Pedersen. Wentzel sings with a genuine, clear voice even though traditional training is apparent in a lot of her function, she has an excellent control of phrasing and interprets English-language lyrics with cleverness and sense. She uses her four-octave range with discretion and her performing swings.