Per Zanussi

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Per Zanussi
Zanussi with Håkon Kornstad's Tenor Battle
in Vangskyrkja at Vossajazz 2016.
Background information
Born (1977-01-31) 31 January 1977 (age 39)
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Upright bass
Associated acts Zanussi Five

Per Zanussi (born 31 January 1977) is an Italians–Norwegian jazz musician (upright bass) and composer, known from several bands and releases such as with Hamid Drake, Louis Moholo, Paal Nilssen-Love, Bobby Bradford, Sabir Mateen, Franklin Kiermyer, Stephen O'Malley, Axel Dörner, Petter Wettre, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bugge Wesseltoft, Mats Gustafsson, Kjetil Møster, Kevin Norton, Ivar Grydeland, Ernesto Rodrigues, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Håvard Wiik.[1][2]


Zanussi was born in Oslo and was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium and at Norges Musikkhøgskole. He was one of the initiators of the band Wibutee from Trondheim (1996–2004), with Håkon Kornstad and Wetle Holte.[1]

Since 2001 he has led the "Zanussi Five" with saxophone lineup Kjetil Møster, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Eirik Hegdal, and percussionist Per Oddvar Johansen, a project that has produced three albums. He also contributes to the "MZN3" with Kjetil Møster and Kjell Nordeson, the "Trespass Trio" with Martin Kuchen and Raymond Strid, the Jazzmob and the "Crimetime Orchestra".[1][2]


Solo albums[edit]

With 'Zanussi Five'
  • 2004: Zanussi Five (Moserobie Prod)
  • 2007: Alborado (Moserobie Prod)
  • 2010: Ghost Dance (Moserobie Prod)
  • 2014: Live in Coimbra (Clean Feed)
With Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
  • 2011: Morning Songs (MNJ Records)


With 'Wunderkammer'
  • 1999: Wunderkammer (Plateselskapet Skarv)
  • 2002: Today I Cannot Hear Music (HoneyMilk Records)
With Petter Wettre
  • 2002: Household Name (Household Records)
  • 2004: Hallmark Moments (Household Records)
With Wibutee
With Frode Gjerstad
With the trio 'MZN3' including Kjetil Møster and Kjell Nordeson
With 'Jazzmob'
  • 2005: Infernal Machine (Jazzaway Records)
  • 2006: Flashback (Jazzaway Records), from Moldejazz
With Jon Eberson Trio
  • 2006: Bring It On (Jazzaway Records)
With Martin Küchen Trio
  • 2007: Live at Glenn Miller Café (Ayler Records)
With 'Trespass Trio'
  • 2009: ... Was There To Illuminate The Sight Sky.. (Clean Feed)
  • 2012: "Bruder Beda" (Clean Feed)
  • 2013: Human Encore (Clean Feed), including with Joe McPhee
With Marilyn Crispell
  • 2009: Collaborations (Leo Records)
With 'Circulasione Totale Orchestra'
  • 2009: Bandwidth (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2011: PhilaOslo (Circulasione Totale)
With 'Crimetime Orchestra'
With Jørn Øien Trio
  • 2010: Digging in the Dark (Bolage Records)
With 'S/S Motsol'
  • 2011: Parallel Pleasures (Creative Sources)[3]
With Mette Henriette


  1. ^ a b c "Per Zanussi – Bassist / Komponist". Biography. Bransjeregister Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Zanussi, Per". Biography (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Per Zanussi". Discography (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-12-17. 

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