Norwegian-Sami musician and composer
New album out December 9th 2022
Finnmark Fantasia is John-Kåre Hansen's first solo-album and will be released on all platforms in December 2022.
Press info about the album here (Norwegian)
Press info about the album here (English) - coming soon
Is a tribute to the people
To the citizens of the county
Who have time and again endured tribulations
Who have time and again endured the decisions of others
Finnmark stands firm
Her people have always been accustomed to fending for themselves
There is something very Finnmark about Finnmark
These people who continue to stand tall in adversity
Like ripe cloudberries in the autumn gales
Born in 1978 in the Arctic town of Alta, John-Kåre Hansen holds a professional career as a touring musician, composer, producer and band-leader. Hansen has released close to a dusin albums with his original music and he has composed commissioned works for various jazz festivals.
John-Kåre Hansen reveals himself as a solid composer both melodically as well as lyrically.
Tor Hammerø, Jazznytt
Composer of the year
John-Kåre Hansen wins Composer of the year at the Sami Music Awards 2019. The prize was presented by band colleague Marianne Pentha and star producer Guy Sigsworth.
John-Kåre Hansen & Northern Concept has got to be some of the most beautiful and melodic music to come from the Norwegian jazz-scene in the past few years
Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo