Jon Balke

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Birthday
7, 1955
Birthplace
Norway
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Norway

About

Jazz artist and composer known as the founder of the Magnetic North Orchestra. He was one of Norway's foremost jazz composers.

Before Fame

He became a member of bass player Arild Andersen's quartet when he was 18.

Trivia

He created a series of multimedia concerts for the Vossajazz festival that incorporated extreme sports like parachuting, paragliding, hanggliding, and BMX biking.

Family Life

His older brother Erik Balke became a world-renowned saxophonist.

Associated With

He and fellow Norwegian jazz pianist Vigleik Storaas were contemporaries.