NEWS

  • Sundquist/Hoff at Kongsbergjazz 2015

    Jan Gunnar Hoff and leading Norwegian actor Bjørn Sundquist will perform their highly acclaimed HAMSUN-performance at Kongsbergjazz on July 3, 2015. Ticket sales (link). Further info, check Kongsbergjazz.no

  • FLY NORTH- nomination

    Hoff´s 2014-album Fly North is nominated for a Spellemannspris, the Norwegian Grammy, in the category JAZZ. Other nominees in this category is Marius Neset, Ola Kvernberg, In the country/Reiersrud/Bugge a.o. Link to official website.

  • Stille lys (Quiet Light) now available

    Norwegian pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff has released several albums in the recent years performing original compositions; solo as on Living and with his Fly North Quartet. This time Hoff delivers a concept album performing 15 songs and Christmas carols, both

  • Successful Storm-opening

    Jan Gunnar Hoff participated at the opening of Bodø´s new concert house The Storm. The show was sent on National TV NRK1 on November 15. Hoff performed his version of the Northern Norway unofficial “National anthem” Barndomsminne fra Nordland (Å eg

  • Composing at Ingmar Bergman Estate, Fårö

    In August 2014 Jan Gunnar Hoff resided at the Ingmar Bergman Estate on Fårö Island, Gotland. Bergman Estate is a non-commercial foundation, to be run in the spirit of Fårö’s unique nature, culture, history and population. During his stay, Hoff

  • Gimse plays Hoff

    Norwegian leading classical pianist Håvard Gimse premiered Hoff´s piano piece “La Ville” at the Oslo Chamber Music festival in August 2014. This was a project with piano and lyrics read by Lise Fjeldstad and included works by several Norwegian composers.

  • Hoff at Kongsbergjazz 2014

    Hoff made his debut at Kongsbergjazz on July 4 with the “Fly North”-ensemble feat. Arve Henriksen, Anders Jormin and Audun Kleive. Download reviews. Featured image: Terje Mosnes (Jazz in Norway). Click to extend photo. Link to photo album. Link to photos Stein

  • Hoff as cultural profile of Lofoten

    Jan Gunnar Hoff will be the cultural profile of Vågan, Lofoten Kulturhus in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Lofoten Kulturhus will present 4 projects with Hoff in a leading role as composer, soloist and arranger. This will include projects with

  • Hoff becomes Steinway Artist

    Jan Gunnar Hoff was appointed an official Steinway Artist early May 2014. Steinway Artists are approved world-class pianists who voluntarily endorse Steinway & Sons by selecting the Steinway piano. Among the Steinway Artists are Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Vladimir Horowitz, Keith Emerson and

  • Hoff toured Japan with success

    Jan Gunnar Hoff did an extensive solo piano tour in Japan, April 2014, presenting his 2013- album LIVING. Hoff performed 10 concerts in Japan: Kobe, Kyoto, Omi-Hachiman, Kanazawa, Nagano, Joetsu, Tokyo, Kashiwa, Tokyo, Yokohama. Link to photo album.

  • A Buddy for Hoff

    Hoff received the BUDDY-prize from the Norwegian Jazzfederation (Norsk Jazzforum) on January 23, at Bodø Jazz Open, where Hoff is the festival head. The BUDDY-prize is the highest distinction to be given to a Norwegian jazz performer. Link to Jazzforum site.

  • FLY NORTH – “an enchanting musical journey” (All About Jazz)

    Jan Gunnar Hoff´s new album FLY NORTH was released January 2014 on Losen Records and is gaining great reviews all over. It´s also becoming a bestseller at major stores, available on CD and vinyl. Hoff´s ensemble consists of Nordic performers Marilyn Mazur,