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Jan Johansson

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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Albums

Jan Johansson: In Hamburg with Georg Riedel
Jan Johansson: In...
ACT Music
2011
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In Hamburg
In Hamburg
ACT Music
2011
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Jan Johansson: Piano / Musik Genom Fyra Sekler
Jan Johansson: Piano...
Heptagon Records
2008
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[no cover]
Piano
The ACT Company
2007
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[no cover]
Younger Than...
Megafon
1999
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[no cover]
Blues
Megafon
1997
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