Jacob Young (musician)

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Jacob Young
Jacob Young Cosmopolite (210149).jpg
Jacob Young at Cosmopolite in Oslo, 2016
Background information
Birth nameJacob Albert Young
Born (1970-07-14) 14 July 1970 (age 48)
Lillehammer, Norway
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1995 –
Websitewww.jacobyoung.no

Jacob Albert Young (born 14 July 1970, Lillehammer, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (guitar), music arranger, composer and band leader. He is known for 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.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[1]

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 critically 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.[1]

Young also works as a film composer and producer rapper Sander.[clarification needed]

In 2003 he was awarded Gammleng-prisen.[2]

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

With Karin Krog
With InterStatic [Young/Powell/Vespestad]
  • 2011: Anthem (PVY Records)
  • 2012: InterStatic (RareNoise)
  • 2014: Arise (RareNoise)
With Bendik Hofseth / Jacob Young / Paolo Vinaccia
  • 2017: Rathkes Gate 12:21:58 (Oslo Session Recordings)
With Siril Malmedal Hauge
  • 2017: Last Things (Oslo Session Recordings)

Collaborations[edit]

With Sidiki Camara Group (additional André Viervoll, Audun Erlien, Bendik Hofseth)
  • 2015: Nakan (Wingman Music)
With Ivan Mazuze
With Nordic Circles
  • 2017: Under The Clouds (AMP Music & Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff. "Jacob Young Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Hammerø, Tor. "Jacob Young". Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 27 December 2014.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Vigleik Storaas
Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen
2003
Succeeded by
Live Maria Roggen