Hoff continues his collaboration with Mike Stern in 2018 with a tour in Norway and a recording session. This will be their second recording together 10 years after Magma (2008) that received great reviews, from AAJazz and other media. Dates for Stavanger and Oslo recently announced: March 1 & March 3, 2018. Line up: Mike Stern [...]
Jan Gunnar Hoff performs two solo concerts in September 2017 at jazz festivals in Ukraine, in Vinnitsa and Odessa. The concerts will take place in Odessa Philharmonic Hall and in the Vinnitsa festival concert space.
Jan Gunnar Hoff makes an exclusive performance of his program "Stille Lys" (Quiet Light) in Bodø´s concert house The Storm. Hoff and Bugge Wesseltoft have released their own Christmas-albums, Bugge´s "It´s snowing on my piano", being a Norwegian bestseller. Both Bugge and Hoff have previously played the Storm in December as a traditional and meditative [...]
Mathisen & Hoff feat. Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez October 2017 Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez will tour in the South of Norway with Per Mathisen (bass) and Jan Gunnar Hoff on keys. The trio will also record an album in Barxeta, the studio of Losen Records. Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez is regarded as one of the [...]
The internationally reknowned mezzo soprano Marianne Beate Kielland and Jan Gunnar Hoff releases their album Terra Nova late March 2017 on the label Lawo Classics. The program consists of Hoff´s compositions for piano and vocal and classics like Blake/Perry´s Jerusalem.
Jan Gunnar Hoff launches his new jazztrio with Anders Jormin and Audun Kleive, two of Europe´s most reknown and respected jazz performers. A powerful trio setting presenting strong melodic compositions and high class interplay. Now available for booking 11-17.september 2017. Oslo Sept 16 confirmed. Download press release Jan Gunnar Hoff trio 2017.
Stories is Jan Gunnar Hoff's third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album Living from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a [...]
Guitar legend Jan Akkerman and Jan Gunnar Hoff collaborates at Bodø Jazz Open 2017, presenting the project "FOCUS IN TIME", a concert honoring the Focus heritage but also with jazz/fusion elements. In addition to Akkerman and Hoff the band consist of Marijn van den Berg, Akkermans permanent drummer and bassplayer Per Mathisen.
Jan Gunnar Hoff is performing av new composition on December 31, 2015 at the Bodø harbor, as part of the count down for Bodø´s 200 anniversary in 2016. The composition will be partly prerecorded and performed live, with a 25 piece girls choir to sing a lead part.
Jan Gunnar Hoff makes his third solo piano tour in Japan from February 6-10, 2016. The program will consist of music from Hoff´s solo albums but also free improvisations. The tour visits cities Tokyo, Kashiwa, Yokohama, Jyoetsu, Kanazawa. There will be a collaboration with a Nordic film festival in Tokyo, where Hoff will perform and talk [...]
Jan Gunnar Hoff continues his collaboration with Mike Stern in a new quartet setting, featuring drummer Audun Kleive and Per Mathisen on bass. This tour marks a 10 year anniversary for the Stern/Hoff-project, starting in 2006 with the premiere for Hoff´s commission MAGMA. The album MAGMA was released in 2008 and AAA wrote a.0: ”Stern delivers [...]
Hoff´s highly acclaimed "Fly North"-project is performing at Dølajazz in Lillehammer, Norway on October 16, 2015. The line up consist of Arve Henriksen, Audun Kleive, Mats Eilertsen in addition to Hoff. Link to arrangement. Previous reviews from "Fly North"- concerts here.