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Haakon Graf

US Marina Del Rey, CA Jazz / jazzfunk / latinjazz

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  • Haakon Graf Composer, Grafitti
  • Per Mathisen Bass
  • Erik Smith Drums
  • Dennis Chambers Drums
  • Gary Grainger Bass
  • Rob McDonald Bass
  • Marvin " Smitty ... Drums
  • Doug webb Saxophone
  • Haakon Graf, Den... Vocals
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About

Sounds Like: Haakon Graf Music, GRAFITTI, Haakon Graf Trio

Label: GMP / Nordicrecords

Manager: Dirk Feys, Tsahara Agency, Belgium ( Europe ) Peggy Jo Oliva Agency ( USA )

Bio: Haakon Graf piano / keyboards,
born march 21 1955, Oslo Norway
www.haakongraf.com
European Grammy Award winner 1978 for best electric jazz record with drummer Paal Thowsen.
Grammy judge 1998 jazz category.
Both as a leader and sideman
A few examples:
Phil Collins,Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, F... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Joan B Kroc Theatre San Diego with vietnamese superstars, sat oct 6 http://t.co/Tyd8hGB99w

Press

" Few, if any norwegian musicians, has a more impressive list of merits than Haakon Graf. And You don't need many minutes in the company of the keyboard virtuoso to understand why worldclass musicians and artists want him on their team. Haakon Graf plays around in a LA fusion landscape with a variation that documents Graf's ability and gifts as a musician, composer and arranger. Each track provides new elements and expressions, elegant transmissions and sophisticated breaks spiced up with latin rhythms and westcoast references. It's been 15 years since Graf's last record, now he has loaded up his fusion gun and hits bullseye with a sharpshooters precision. The result is extremely enjoyable. The title track is a good example and hits the top level of the scale either you're in the car, having a drink on the terrace or just want to listen to some incredible good music. "
— Moss Avis, Knut Eigil Nesselquist
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Music on The Mentalist
Feb 3, 2014
I am happy to announce that music I have made in collaboration with Stefan " Big... [more]
December 2013
Dec 7, 2013
Friends & Family Thought I'd drop a greeting and some info on you. Looking bac... [more]
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  • magicsong (Artist) magicsong
    7 Worlds***********if you can use a vocalist, check my profile
  • The Harry Munk Project (Artist) The Harry Munk Project
    Wow! Sweet music here loving your style especially diggin "still time" stunning we wish you every success joined your links too so feel free to keep us posted all the best
  • David Scoggin (Artist) David Scoggin
    I dig it! My kind of music! very engaging.
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Marina Jam 7" rhythmically fabulous with awesome voice overs. Original style captivates Haakon.
  • James Cross (Artist) James Cross
    This is really inspiring work here... Compelling arrangements, keyboard voicing's and overall modern Jazz vibe. Nicely done. jC.
  • vicceasar (Artist) vicceasar
    Keep up the good work!
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Q: Hej Haakon Det var sjovt at møde dig i går. Jeg har hørt noget af dit musik, og det lyder interessant. Kommer du ikke og spiller til jazzfestival i København? Vh Per
A: Takk Per :) Håper jeg kan komme til København JAzzfestival.. om du kjenner noen i adm der, be dem gjerne invitere meg:) Hyggelig å treffe deg også. mvh Haakon

Asked by Per Kirk Jørgensen. Answered on Sat May 24 2014

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