Per Zanussi

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Per Zanussi
Born (1977-01-31) 31 January 1977 (age 37)
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician and composer
Instruments Upright bass

Per Zanussi (born 31 January 1977 in Oslo, Norway) is an Italian-Norwegian Jazz musician (upright bass) and composer, known from several bands and releases such as with Hamid Drake, Louis Moholo, Paal Nilssen-Love, Bobby Bradford, Sabir Mateen, Franklin Kiermyer, Stephen O'Malley, Axel Dörner, Petter Wettre, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bugge Wesseltoft, Mats Gustafsson, Kjetil Møster, Kevin Norton, Ivar Grydeland, Ernesto Rodrigues, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Håvard Wiik.[1][2]


Zanussi is educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium and at Norges Musikkhøgskole. He was one of the initiators of the band Wibutee from Trondheim (1996–2004), with Håkon Kornstad and Wetle Holte.[1]

Since 2001 he has led the Zanussi Five with saxophone lineup Kjetil Møster, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Eirik Hegdal, and percussionist Per Oddvar Johansen, a project that has yielded three albums. He is also contributing in the MZN3 with Kjetil Møster and Kjell Nordeson, the Trespass Trio with Martin Kuchen and Raymond Strid, the Jazzmob and the Crimetime Orchestra.[1][2]


With 'Zanussi Five'
  • Zanussi Five (Moserobie Prod, 2005)
  • Alborado (Moserobie Prod, 2007)
  • "Ghost Dance" (Moserobie Prod, 2010)
With the trio 'MZN3'

MZN3 (2005)

With 'Trespass Trio'

"...was there to illuminate the sight sky.." (Clean Feed, 2009)

With 'Jazzmob'
  • Infernal Machine (2005)
  • Flashback (2006), from Moldejazz
With Petter Wettre
  • Household Name (2002)
  • Hallmark Moments (2004)


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