Jacob Young (musician)
|Birth name||Jacob Albert Young|
14 July 1970 |
|Years active||1995 –|
Jacob Albert Young (born 14 July 1970, Lillehammer, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (guitar), music arranger, composer and band leader, known from a series of recordings with, among others, Karin Krog, Arild Andersen, Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvær, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt, Per Oddvar Johansen, Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Knut Reiersrud and Audun Erlien.
Young was educated at the University of Oslo and in New York. After graduating, he returned to Oslo in 1995, and released the album This is you (1995), with the musicians Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvær, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt and Per Oddvar Johansen. The debut record was followed up by the album Pieces of time (1997), with the same lineup.
On the third solo album, Glow (2001), Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Øyvind Brække, Knut Reiersrud, Audun Erlien and Reidar Skår contributed. The Duo with Karin Krog resulted in the album Where flamingos fly (2002), assisted by bassist Arild Andersen.
His own band "Jacob Young Group" consisting of Mathias Eick (trumpet), Vidar Johansen (clarinet and saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (bass), and Jon Christensen (drums). They released a critics acclaimed album, Evening falls (2004), and toured Europe. A derivation of "J.Y. Group", the "Jacob Young Trio" with Eilertsen and Christensen, have toured Macedonia. Young also works as a film composer and producer rapper Sander. In 2003 he was awarded Gammleng-prisen.
- Gammleng-prisen 2003 in the category Jazz
- 1995: This Is You (NorCD)
- 1997: Pieces of Time (Curling Legs)
- 2001: Glow (Curling Legs)
- 2002: Where Flamingos Fly (Grappa Music), feat. Karin Krog
- 2002: Evening Falls (ECM Records, 2002)
- 2007: Sideways (ECM Records)
- 2011: Anthem (PVY Records), as Young/Powell/Vespestad
- 2014: Forever Young (ECM Records) w/ Trygve Seim, Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz
|Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen
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