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Jan Gunnar Hoff

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: October 22, 1958    

Norwegian pianoplayer and composer educated at the Jazzdepartment, Trondheim Conservatory and at NMH, composition. Hoff has played and collaborated with Alex Acuña, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Kenwood Dennard, Joanna McGregor, Lars Danielsson, Cæcilie Norby, Fathy Salama, Martin France, Chick Corea, Arild Andersen, Nils Petter Molvær a.o. In 1982 he was part of a national all star band performing Jan Garbareks composition for the FNJ, Norwegian Jazz Forum.

Hoff has released five CDs with his own Jan Gunnar Hoff Group that consists of leading Norwegian jazzperformers Audun Kleive (dr) and Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass). This band has toured all over Scandinavia and played major festivals in London, Molde, Bergen etc....
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Awards

- "Northern Lights"- prize 2006 as an important musician and composer from Northern Norway
- The Edvard Grieg Prize 2005 for his jazzmass "Meditatus"
- The Stubö- prize 1997 for his efforts in North-Norwegian Jazz
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    Fly North

    Megafon
    2014
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    Fly North!

    Losen Records
    2014
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    Living

    Megafon
    2013
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    Magma

    Grappa
    2010
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    Magma

    Megafon
    2008
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    In Town

    Megafon
    2003
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    Crosslands

    Megafon
    1998
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Fly North!

Losen Records (2014)

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”The thoroughly exciting Jungle City. From the higher velocity of Mathisen's title track and frenetically swinging “Jangala,” to Hoff's abstract, synth-laden ”Visions” and more upbeat, equally Zawinul-esque “Tribute,” Jungle City clearly reveals an unmistakable reference point for these two fine Norwegian players, on one of Acuña's best co-led sessions to date”-
John Kelman, AAJ nov 2009

”The new album is unforged, crystal clean Norwegian jazz. The pianist and composer Hoff becomes 50 this year. Magma is a worthy present for this day and of course for audiences that enjoy jazz”-
Czékus Mihály, Hungary 2008

”Hoff emerges as a keyboardist of considerable versatility and flair...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundProfessor at University of Kristiansand and Tromsoe, Norway.

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