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“Saxophonist Jan Harbeck must be one of the best within his style in the world today.”
– Jan Granlie, SaltPeanuts, Norway, 24/3 2017

 

Awards

2011                      Bent Jædig Prize
2009                     Grammy for Danish Jazz Album of the Year
2008                     Nominated New Danish Jazz Act of the Year
2006                     Walter Klæbel Prize

Selected album releases

2016                     Malene Kjærgård – Here’s to the Ladies – Calibrated Records
2015                     Snorre Kirk Quintet – Europa – Calibrated Records
2015                     Claus Waidtløw & The Orchestra – Playhouse – Gateway Records
2015                     Louise Bøttern  – Kick off your shoes – Gateway Records
2015                     Tommy Høeg Quartet – New strides – Gateway Records
2014                     Jan Harbeck Quartet feat. Walter Smith III – Variations in Blue – Stunt Records
2014                     The Orchestra – Money – Gateway Records
2014                     Franck White – WhiteAlive at the Metronome – Mighty Blue Records
2013                     Kjeld Lauritsen/Jan Harbeck/Espen Laub von Lillienskjold – Come Sunday – Music Mecca
2013                     Malene Kjærgård – Happy Feet- Calibrated Records
2012                     Mads Mathias – Free Falling – Calibrated Records
2011                     Jan Harbeck Quartet – Copenhagen Nocturne – Stunt Records
2011                     Snorre Kirk Sekstet – Blues Modernism – Calibrated Records
2011                     Bentzon Brotherhood – Funkenstein – Do It Again Records
2010                     Dellbeck – Sparring – Gateway Records
2009                     Ib Glindemanns Orkester – Turn on the heat – Little Beat Records
2008                     Jan Harbeck Quartet – In the Still of the Night – Stunt Records
2008                     New Music Orchestra – EKMNO B3 – Calibrated Records
2007                     Bévort-Schmidt – Playground +1 – Calibrated Records
2007                     Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band – Out of this World w. Bobo Moreno – Stunt Records
2006                     New Music Orchestra – Tango jalousie and all that jazz – Calibrated Records
2006                     Monday Night Big Band – Live from Paradise – Calibrated Records
2005                     Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band – Kinda Dukish w. Putte Wickman – Gazell Records
2005                     HAVL – Who is it ? – Twangster Records
2005                     The Orchestra – Pieces of Mind – Cope Records
2004                     Beijbom Kroner Big Band – Tango for Bad People – Sweet Silence Records
2003                     Harbeck / Agesen / Johnsen / Landors – Cope Records

Education

1999                     Saxophone, New School (Mannes College of Music), New York
1994 – 1998         Saxophone, The Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg
1992 – 1994        Saxophone, MGK (musikalsk grundkursus), Aalborg
1991 – 1994          High School, Hasseris Gymnasium, Aalborg
1975                      Born in Aarhus, Denmark on april the 13th.

Memberships

DJBFA – KODA – DMF – Kapelmesterforeningen – Dansk Jazzmusiker Forening

Instruments

Saxophone – soprano, alot, tenor, baritone
Clarinet – Bb and bass
Flute – C and piccolo

Jan Harbeck plays Pilgerstorfer saxophone and clarinet reeds

Photo by Søren Wesseltoft