Jan Bang

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Jan Bang
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Bang at Enjoy Jazz Festival, 2013
Background information
Born (1968-08-21) 21 August 1968 (age 48)
Kristiansand, Norway
Genres Jazz, electronica
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Associated acts David Sylvian, Nils Petter Molvær, Jon Hassell, Arve Henriksen, Sidsel Endresen
Website Jan Bang

Jan Bang (born 21 August 1968 in Kristiansand, Norway) is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known from several albums and collaborations with musicians like Morten Harket, Sidsel Endresen, David Sylvian, Nils Petter Molvær, Arild Andersen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré.[1]

Career[edit]

Henriksen/Bang/Westerhus/Zach at the 2014 Vossajazz. (Photo by Knut Andersen)

Bang played with Erik Honoré in «Woodlands» (EP, 1988), and they have released two albums (2000, 2001). He has also contributed to albums with Bertine Zetlitz, Bel Canto, and has written music for the film Ballen i øyet (2000). In recent years he has played with Dhafer Youssef, and in 2004 he received the Gammleng Award i klassen studio, and together with musician colleague, Erik Honoré, he initiated «Punktfestivalen» in 2005.[2][3]

He is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the epithet electronics guru has stayed with him for a long time and with good reason. Bang is the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal. He is always looking for ways of moving music and people forward, and by creating new meeting places and musical intersections he is the kind of person who makes events like «Scene Norway» possible.[4] In addition to hosting «Punkt», Bang will also contribute to the opening concert where he will perform with one of his many musical collaborators, the celebrated Norwegian trumpet player Arve Henriksen.[5]

John Kellman of the All About Jazz magazine, recognized Jason Moran & Jan Bang at the Moldejazz and Arve Henriksen/Jan Bang Double CD Release Show at the Punkt Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, September 2013, as one of his 25 "Best Live Shows of 2013".[6]

Bang has also appeared live at Music Tech Fest Berlin in 2016 [7] with Mercury nominee Eska in a unique one-off improvised performance.

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo
With Erik Honoré
  • 2000: Birth Wish (Pan m), with contributions from Arve Henriksen and Christian Wallumrød
  • 2001: Going Nine Ways from Wednesday (Pan m), with Nils Christian Moe-Repstad]and Anne Marie Almedal
  • 2006: Crime Scenes (Punkt, 2006; Jazzland, 2007)
  • 2008: Live Remixes Vol. 1 (Jazzland) - Featuring Sidsel Endresen and Jon Hassell
With Eivind Aarset
With David Sylvian, Erik Honoré, Arve Henriksen and Sidsel Endresen
  • 2012: Uncommon Deities (Samadhisound)
With Erik Honoré, Gaute Storaas and Arve Henriksen
  • 2013: Knut Hamsun's "Victoria" - Soundtrack (Jazzland)
With Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, and Eivind Aarset
As contributor
  • 2002: Camphor David Sylvian (Virgin) - remix of "Mother and Child" featuring Erik Honoré and Nils Petter Molvær
  • 2003: Digital Prophecy Dhafer Youssef (Justin Time)
  • 2004: Grace Ketil Bjørnstad (Universal)
  • 2004: Chiaroscuro Arve Henriksen (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2005: er Nils Petter Molvær (Sula)
  • 2005: Good Son Vs the Only Daughter David Sylvian (Samadhisound) - remix of "The Only Daughter" featuring Erik Honoré and Nils Petter Molvær
  • 2006: Divine Shadows Dhafer Youssef (Jazzland)
  • 2006: Northern Lights Mike Mainieri (NYC)
  • 2006: An American Compilation Nils Petter Molvær (Thirsty Ear)
  • 2008: Cartography Arve Henriksen (ECM)
  • 2008: Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street Jon Hassell (ECM)
  • 2008: Re-vision Nils Petter Molvær (Sula)
  • 2009: Ellivan Arve Henriksen and Elling Vanberg
  • 2009: Hamada Nils Petter Molvær (Sula)
  • 2010: Sleepwalkers David Sylvian (Samadhisound)
  • 2011: Died in the Wool (Manafon Variations) David Sylvian (Samadhisound)
  • 2012: Release Audun Kleive (POLSelection)
  • 2013: Places of Worship Arve Henriksen (Rune Grammofon)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Bang Biografi – Norsk Musikkinformasjon Ballade.no". Archived from the original on 20 October 2010.  (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Jan Bang Biography - AllAboutJazz.com". 
  3. ^ "Punkt 2012 – Listen to Norway ListenTo.no". Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Scene Norway – Listen to Norway". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jan Bang – punktual motion – Listen to Norway". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Kelman, John (2013-12-13). "John Kelman's Best Live Shows of 2013". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  7. ^ "#MTFBerlin: Announcing". Retrieved 2016-10-12. 

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