Jørgen Munkeby

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Jørgen Munkeby
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Munkeby in Aarhus, Denmark (2018)
Background information
Born (1980-09-03) 3 September 1980 (age 39)
Oslo, Norway
GenresJazz, rock, electronica, progressive metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsTenor saxophone, flute, alto flute, guitar, bass clarinet, keyboards, vocals
LabelsJazzland, Rune Grammofon, Indie Recordings
Associated actsShining, Jaga Jazzist, Ihsahn, Emperor (band)

Jørgen Munkeby (born 3 September 1980 in Oslo, Norway)[1] is a Norwegian jazz and heavy metal musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, known as the frontman in the band Shining and former member of Jaga Jazzist.[2][3]


Munkeby formed Shining as a jazz quartet in 1999, together with fellow students from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Morten Qvenild, Torstein Lofthus and Aslak Hartberg. He played flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet and keyboards in jazz band Jaga Jazzist (1994–2002), where he was one of the main composers on the album A Livingroom Hush, which was named the best jazz album of 2002 by the BBC. He also plays in the bands "Damp" and "Chrome Hill", and worked with Motorpsycho, Enslaved, Ihsahn, In Lingua Mortua, Bertine Zetlitz, Big Bang, Superfamily, Grand Island, Jim Stärk, Casualties of Cool, and Emperor among others.[2][4]

Discography (in selection)[edit]

Within Jaga Jazzist
Within Shining
With other projects


  1. ^ "Shining Biography" (in Norwegian). Rockipedia.no.
  2. ^ a b "Jørgen Munkeby – Musiker og komponist" (in Norwegian). AkershusTeater.no. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview with Jørgen Munkeby of Shining (Nor)". StudioRock.ro.
  4. ^ "Sax And Violence: Jørgen Munkeby of Shining Interviewed". TheQuietus.com.
  5. ^ https://www.thecirclepit.com/2015/10/haunted-shores-periphery-viscera-ep-announced-teaser.html
  6. ^ "Shining's Jørgen Munkeby and Chimp Spanner's Paul Ortiz Guest on Poetry in Telegrams Track "Breathing" | MetalSucks". MetalSucks. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.