Jacob Young (musician)

Jacob Young (born 1970 in Lillehammer ) is a Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer.


Young began at the age of twelve to play the guitar and studied at the University of Oslo music. He received a scholarship to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan, where he studied guitar with Jim Hall and John Abercrombie and jazz composition with Richie Beirach, Bob Belden and Ken Werner.

From 1993 to 1995 he worked among others in New York with Rashied Ali, Marc Copeland, Arnie Lawrence, Junior Mance and Larry Goldings. After his return to Oslo his debut album This Is You, the other two ( Pieces of Time, 1997 and Glow, 2001) and appeared.

Since 2001, Young formed a duo with Karin Krog, with which he recorded the album Where Flamingos Fly recorded in 2002. Since 2002 he leads the Jacob Young Group, the members of the trumpeter Mathias Eick, bassist Mats Eilertsen, the clarinetist and saxophonist Vidar Johansen and drummer Jon Christensen. With the group, he recorded two albums ( Evening Falls, 2002 and Sideways, 2007).

As a sideman, working, among others Youg the Knut Riisnæs Quartet, the Bendik Hofseth band, Jan Erik Volds and Egil Kapstads group Storytellers, Nils Petter Molvaer and DJ Strange Fruit, Helge Iberg Cos - cost ensemble, Arild Andersen, Petter Wettre, Paul Weeden, Harald Gundhus, Håkon Graff Group Graffitti, Bugge Wesseltoft, Knut Værnes, Håkon Storm- Mathiesen Jan Bang, Paolo Vinaccia, Ray Phiri and Mike Mainieri.


  • This Is You with Larry Goldings, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bendik Hofseth, Terje Gewelt, Per Oddvar Johansen, 1995
  • Pieces Of Time Trygve Seim with, Vigleik Storås, Mats Eilertsen, Per Oddvar Johansen, 1997
  • Glow with Arve Henriksen, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Jarle Vespestad, Bendik Hofseth, Knut Reiersrud, Audun Erlien, Håkon Kornstad Øyvind Brække, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, 2001
  • Where Flamingos Fly with Karin Krog, Arild Andersen, 2002
  • Evening Falls by Jacob Young Group, 2004
  • Sideways by Jacob Young Group, 2007