The new acoustic trio “Hoff Somsen Lindholm” did a successful concert at Jazz Equinoxe in Bastia, Corsica, 25/11- 2023. The trio is due for several concerts and festivals in 2024, in addition to releasing their first album on Challenge Records, September 2024, recorded 6/9-23 at Mill Factory in Copenhagen (Boe Larsen).
Jan Gunnar Hoff performed two solo concerts in Estonia, at the Nordic-Baltic Jazz meeting, Sept 21-24, 2023. The first concert took place in Viimsii Artium 23/9 and the 2nd concert in St Mary’s church on the island Naissaar 24/9- 2023. Photos: Tiit Mõtus
The European jazz trio “Hoff Somsen Lindholm” recorded material for a new album at Mill Factory in Copenhagen, 6/9-2023. The trio will perform concerts in France, Norway, Germany during the next 6 months. All photos: Boe Larsen, Mill F.
Following a successful gig at Garana Jazz Fest, July 2023 with Per Mathisen, Gary Husband and Nguyen Le, Jan Gunnar Hoff is back in September for Jazz in the Park, Cluj-Napoca. This time as a trio with Per Mathisen (bass) and Raciel Torres (drums).
Jan Gunnar Hoffs Grammy-winning label 2L has released vinyl editions of Hoff´s albums “Polarity” (2018) and “Home” (2022). The “Polarity” vinyl is available here and vinyl “Home” . Both albums also provided by suppliers worldwide, Amazon a.o.
Jan Gunnar Hoff´s solo piano album HOME is nominated for “2022 Album of the Year” by Native DSD Music: “Home offers a thoughtful, moving, and beautiful set of solo piano performances. It is a musical treat worth a place in your music library.» – Brian Moura.
Jan Gunnar Hoff´s composition “In Town” is the opening track on drum/percussion legend Alex Acuña´s new album «Gifts», recorded at legendary CAPITOL-studios in Los Angeles. An extensive interview with Acuña is featured in the November edition of Downbeat (link).
As a curiocity, Hoff´s tune “In Town” was the very first song played at a rehearsal in Tromsø, 2007. Alex Acuna, Hoff and bassplayer Per Mathisen met for the first time to perform in a combo group at a latin festival. In 2008 they formed their trio “Acuna/Hoff/Mathisen”.
Jan Gunnar Hoff´s solo piano album HOME, is released on May 20, 2022, on various platforms. The album was recorded in Stormen concert hall, August 2021, by the US Grammy- winning producer Morten Lindberg. All info, booklets and links to different formats and streaming platforms can be found via this link.
Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Arve Henriksen will perform at Dølajazz 2022, Lillehammer. This line up did a successful tour tour in Norway, September 2021, presenting music from different Hoff-albums. The band: Arve Henriksen, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Audun Kleive, Per Mathisen, Thor-Ivar Lund (sound). More info and tickets here. Band photo: Jørn Størkson.