Jan Johansson

No photos available. Upload them now.

Born: September 16, 1931 | Died: November 9, 1968    Primary Instrument: Piano

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....
read more

Selected Discography.
Harry Arnold Big Band, Vol 1 1964-1965 (Dragon Records, 2003)
Harry Arnold Big Band, Vol 2 1964-1965 (Dragon Records, 2003)
Gunnar Johnson Quintet 1957-1959 (Dragon Records, 1999)
Jan Johansson/Rune Gustafsson/Georg Riedel, Live in Tallin, Heptagon, 1994)
Jan Johansson, spelar musik pa sitt eget vis (Megafon, 1973)
Jan Johansson/Arne Domnerus, Younger than Springtime, 1959-1961 (Megafon, 1973)
Jan Johansson, 300,000 (Megafon, 1971)
Radiojazzgruppen, Frostrosor (Megafon, 1969)
Radiojazzgruppen, Hostspelor (Megafon, 1968)
Radiojazzgruppen, Vardkasar (Megafon, 1968)
Jan Johansson, Musik Genom 4 Sekler (Megafon, 1968)
Jan Johansson/Svend Asmussen, Jazz Pa Ungereska (Megafon, 1968)
Jan Johansson, Jazz Pa Ryska (Megafon, 1967)
Cornelius Vreeswijk, Grimascher och Telegram (metronome, 1966)
Arne Domnerus Septet, Mobil (Megafon, 1965)
Johansson/Riedel//Hallber/Wallin, Adventures in Jazz and Folklore (Megafon, 1965)
Jan Johansson, In Pleno (Megafon, 1964)
Jan Johansson, Jazz Pa Svenska (Megafon, 1964)
Arne Domnerus Orchestra, Musik under Stjarnorna (Megafon, 1964)
Jan Johansson/Georg Riedel, Rorelser (Megafon, 1963)
Jan Johansson, Inertio (Megafon, 1962)
Jan Johansson, 8 Bitar Johansson (Megafon, 1961)
Stan Getz, Stan Getz at Large (Verve, 1960)
Oscar Pettiford, Montmartre Blues (Black Lion, 1959)

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact Thank you.

Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 1,271 Views: 9,904

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how