Quand la passion est en nous…
Video from the recording sessions in Sofienberg church, August 2012. Jan Gunnar Hoff is a pianist and composer born in Bodø, Northern Norway 1958. His background includes classical piano, progressive rock, pop and jazz. Hoff has released a number of solo recordings and composed 180 works for different settings. In 2005 he received the prestigious Edvard Grieg prize for his jazz mass « Meditatus ». Hoff’s last solo CD « Magma » (2008) has an international line up with Mike Stern, Mathias Eick, Maria Joao, Eivind Aarset. Recent albums (2012) include « Barxeta » with Alex Acuna and the Grammy-nominated « Quiet winter night » (2L-087) feat Mathias Eick, Arild Andersen, Helene Bøksle a.o.
Jan Gunnar Hoff has in 2011 and 2012 made solo piano concerts in Russia, Italy, Kazakhstan and Kirgisistan. His melodic solo piano concept is highly appreciated and communicates well with different audiences, in both jazzclubs and concert halls.
LIVING (2L-092) is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s solo piano album available March 2013 on Pure Audio Blu-ray, HiRes audio files and vinyl. Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition, 352.8kHz/24bit) stereo and 5.1 surround sound by multi-GRAMMY-nominated Lindberg Lyd AS. More information about this music: http://www.2l.no/