Jørgen Munkeby

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Jørgen Munkeby
Background information
Born (1980-09-03) 3 September 1980 (age 37)
Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz, rock, electronica, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute, guitar, bass clarinet, keyboards, vocals
Labels Jazzland, Rune Grammofon, Indie Recordings
Associated acts Shining, Jaga Jazzist, Ihsahn

Jørgen Munkeby (born 3 September 1980 in Oslo, Norway)[1] is a Norwegian Jazz and heavy metal musician, singer and songwriter, 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 and Jim Stärk among others.[2][4]

Discography (in selection)[edit]

Within Jaga Jazzist
Within Shining
With other projects