Jan Erik Kongshaug
|Jan Erik Kongshaug|
|Born||4 July 1944|
|Occupation(s)||Sound engineering, musician, composer, Band leader|
|Associated acts||Rainbow Studio|
Kongshaug was born in Trondheim. During his childhood and adolescence, he began to play the accordion (1950), guitar (1958) and bass (1964). Kongshaug got his examen artium in 1963, and took education in the electronics by the Trondheim Technical School in 1967. Then he worked for Arne Bendiksen Studio (1967–1974) and Talent Studio (1974–79) in Oslo, and undertook some jobs in New York. In 1984, he founded his own recording studio, Rainbow Studio in Oslo and has evolved to be one of the grand masters of Sound engineering. Altogether, he has produced over 4,000 records, and is particularly known for his recordings of some 700 recordings for ECM Records since 1970.
Kongshaug played with Åse Kleveland winning the Norsk Melodi Grand Prix in 1966, and was third in the Eurovision Song Contest (1966). He has also played on dozens of recordings, including with Asmund Bjørken, Frode Thingnæs, Sven Nyhus, Arild Andersen and Frode Alnæs.
- The Other World (ACT, 1999)
- All These Years (Ponca Jazz, 2003)
| Recipient of the Spellemannprisen Special award
No Special award
Yngve Sætre & Frank Brodahl
| Recipient of the Gammleng-prisen Studio award