Janne Schaffer

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Janne Schaffer

Jan Erik Tage Janne Schaffer (born 24 September 1945 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his work as a session guitarist for ABBA but he has also recorded with artists such as Bob Marley, Johnny Nash, Art Farmer and Tony Williams. He also played at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival.

His 1979 album Earmeal included session work from brothers Jeff, Steve and Mike Porcaro, as well as their father, Joe Porcaro. This is one of the few instances where the entire Porcaro family appears together on one album, the most well-known examples being Toto's Toto IV and The Seventh One.

Schaffer is a member of the Electric Banana Band where he plays guitar as the character 'Zebra'. Schaffer received the Albin Hagström Memorial Prize in 1999.

Discography – albums [1][edit]

  • 1973 – Janne Schaffer
  • 1974 – Janne Schaffer's Andra LP
  • 1974 – The Chinese
  • 1976 – Katharsis
  • 1978 – Earmeal
  • 1980 – Presens
  • 1982 – Blå Passager Och Röda Vågor
  • 1985 – Traffic
  • 1987 – Hörselmat med Gävleborgs Symfoniorkester
  • 1988 – Electric Graffiti
  • 1989 – Julglöd (together with Leif Strand, Bo Westman and Nacka Sångensemble)
  • 1989 – Katharsis & Earmeal Med Janne Schaffer 1976-1979 (compilation)
  • 1990 – Tid Brusa (together with Björn J:son Lindh and Gunnar Idenstam)
  • 1992 – Ögonblick
  • 1993 – Mellan Sol Och Måne 73-93 (compilation)
  • 1995 – Av Ren Lust
  • 1996 – Tunga Låtar 73-96 (compilation)
  • 1996 – Lugna Låtar 80-95 (compilation)
  • 2000 – Den Hela Människan (music from the film Hälsoresan), (together with Björn J:son Lindh and Electric Banana Band)
  • 2000 – På Andra Sidan Månen
  • 2002 – Nära i Sommarnatten (compilation)
  • 2002 – Julglöd (together with Björn J:son Lindh, Leif Strand and Nacka Sångensemble)
  • 2004 – Överblick (compilation)
  • 2005 – Med Betoning på Ljus (compilation)
  • 2009 – Stämningsfullt - En Vinterresa (compilation)
  • 2010 – Music Story (compilation box)
  • 2013 – Musik / Schaffer Text / Åberg (together with Lasse Åberg)

Film music [2][edit]

  • 1970 – Förpassad
  • 1974 – Flossie
  • 1979 – Repmånad eller Hur man gör pojkar av män
  • 1998 – EBB the Movie - djungelns kojigaste rulle (together with Lasse Åberg)
  • 1999 – Hälsoresan – En smal film av stor vikt (together with Björn J:son Lindh)
  • 2011 – The Stig-Helmer story (together with Björn J:son Lindh)

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