Jan Bang

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Jan Bang
Jan Bang performing at Kongshaugfestivalen 2019
Jan Bang performing at Kongshaugfestivalen 2019
Background information
Born (1968-08-21) 21 August 1968 (age 55)
Kristiansand, Norway
GenresJazz, electronica
Occupation(s)Musician, producer
WebsiteJan Bang

Jan Bang (born 21 August 1968) is a Norwegian musician and record producer who has worked with Morten Harket, Sidsel Endresen, David Sylvian, Nils Petter Molvær, Arild Andersen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Arve Henriksen, and Erik Honoré.[1]


Henriksen/Bang/Westerhus/Zach at the 2014 Vossajazz.

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 Kelman 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.



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 Eivind Aarset and Seán Mac Erlaine
  • 2018: Music for Empty Ears (Ergodos)
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
With Dark Star Safari (Erik Honoré, Samuel Rohrer, and Eivind Aarset)
  • 2019: Dark Star Safari (2019 album) (Arjunamusic Records)
As contributor


  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 (13 December 2013). "John Kelman's Best Live Shows of 2013". All About Jazz. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  7. ^ "#MTFBerlin: Announcing". Retrieved 12 October 2016.

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