Terra Nova – April 2017

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.

Hoff, Kleive, Jormin Sept 2017

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.

Solo album “Stories” on 2L

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 [...]

Akkerman & Hoff – FOCUS in time

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.

Bodø 2016 count down

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.

Third solo tour in Japan

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 [...]

New tour with Hoff and guitar legend Mike Stern

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 [...]

Fly North at Dølajazz 2015

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.

Hoff at Bergmanveckan 2015, Fårö

Bergmanveckan is an annual arrangement organized by the Bergman Center on Fårö, Gotland. The main objective of the Bergman Center at Fårö Foundation is to manage and develop the public side of Ingmar Bergman’s legacy using a wide range of expressions. Jan Gunnar Hoff  composed several works during his August 2014- residence at the Ingmar [...]

Hoff at Lithuanian National Philharmonia

Jan Gunnar Hoff will perform a concert May 20 in Vilnius at the prestigous Lithuanian National Philharmonia. Famous artists like Rostropovitch, Mehenuin, Chick Corea, London Symphony Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Penderecki, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Bashmet, Giedon Kraemer and Al di Meola have performed here. Hoff will perform from his solo program but also [...]

  1. FLY NORTH Hoff - Jormin - Mazur - Henriksen
  2. LIFE Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 8:16
  3. Figment I Jan Gunnar Hoff solo (Stories 2016) 2:49