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Jan Johansson

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 16, 1931 | Died: November 9, 1968    

Jan Johansson was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz pa svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.

Johansson was a native of Soderhamn, in the Halsingland province of Sweden. Studying classical piano as a child, he would also go on to master the guitar, organ and accordion, before turning on to swing and bebop as a teenager. He met saxophonist Stan Getz while at university. He abandoned his studies to play jazz full time, and worked with many American jazz musicians, becoming the first European to be invited to join the Jazz at the Philharmonic package....
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  • In Hamburg

    ACT Music
    2011
  • Jan Johansson: In Hamburg with Georg Riedel

    ACT Music
    2011
  • Jan Johansson: Piano / Musik Genom Fyra Sekler

    Heptagon Records
    2008
  • Piano

    The ACT Company
    2007
  • Younger Than Springtime 1959-61

    Megafon
    1999
  • Blues

    Megafon
    1997
  • Live In Tallin

    Megafon
    1995
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