born in 1970 in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
Links www.jacobyoung.no (English)
Jacob Young (musician)
|Jacob Young (musician)|
Jacob Albert Young (born 14 July 1970 in Lillehammer, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (guitar), music arranger, composer and band leader, known from a series of recordings with mucicians like Karin Krog, Arild Andersen, Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvær, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt, Per Oddvar Johansen, Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Knut Reiersrud and Audun Erlien, and is a widely used backing musician on the Jazz scene of Oslo.
Young was educated at the University of Oslo and in New York under the supervision of such Jazz greates as Jim Hall. After graduating, he returned to Oslo in 1995, and released the album This is you (1995), with the musicians Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvær, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt and Per Oddvar Johansen. The debut record was followed up by the album Pieces of time (1997), with the same lineup.
On the third solo album Glow (2001), Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Øyvind Brække, Knut Reiersrud, Audun Erlien and Reidar Skår contributed. The Duo with Karin Krog resulted in the album Where flamingos fly (2002), assisted by bassist Arild Andersen.
His own band "Jacob Young Group" consisting of Mathias Eick (trumpet), Vidar Johansen (clarinet and saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (bass), and Jon Christensen (drums). They released a critics acclaimed album, Evening falls (2004), and toured Europe. A derivation of "J.Y. Group", the "Jacob Young Trio" with Eilertsen and Christensen, have toured Macedonia.
Young has in addition played on recordings with Knut Riisnæs, Bendik Hofseth, Jan Erik Vold/Egil Kapstad, and numerous other jazz musicians on the Oslo jazz scene. He also works as a film composer and producer rapper Sander. In 2003 he was awarded Gammleng-prisen.
- Gammleng-prisen 2003 in the category Jazz
- This Is You (NorCD, 1995)
- Pieces Of Time (Curling Legs, 1997)
- Glow (Curling Legs, 2001)
- Where Flamingos Fly (Grappa Records, 2002), feat. Karin Krog
- Evening Falls (ECM, 2002)
- Sideways (ECM, 2007)
- Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), as Young/Powell/Vespestad