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JAN EVENSMO – JAZZ CV – The PERSONAL HISTORY of JAZZ SOLOGRAPHY and JAZZ ARCHEOLOGY

Publications:

  • History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black Artists
    - Vol. 6:           1955 – 1959    (2008)  (550 p.)
    – Vol. 5:           1950 – 1954     (2002)  (473 p.)
    – Vol. 4:           1945 – 1949     (1999)  (489 p.)
    – Vol. 3:           1940 – 1944     (1997)  (259 p.)
    – Vol. 2:           1935 – 1939     (1997)  (169 p.)
    – Vol. 1:           1917 – 1934     (1996)  (139 p.)

Published by Norsk Jazzarkiv (Norwegian Jazz Archives), partly supported by Norsk Faglitterær Forfatterforening (Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association)

  • Jazz Tenor Saxophone in Norway 1917 – 1959, with Johs Bergh (Norsk Jazzarkiv, 1996)
  • ”History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black artists – 1917 – 1959: Methods and Conclusions” (Conference on Nordic Jazz Research, Stockholm, 1991)
  • ”Fra jazzdiskografi til jazzdokumentasjon – en utvikling mot jazzforbruker-informasjon for bevisste kundesegmenter?” (transl. From jazz discography to jazz documentation – a development towards jazz consumer information for enlightened customer segments) (3rd Nordic Conference on Jazz Research,Oslo, 1987)
  • Jazz Solography Series Volume 1 – 14 (own print), covering the following musicians: Leon Chu Berry (1), Henry Bridges, Robert Carroll, Herschal Evans, Johnny Russell (2), Coleman Hawkins (3), Charlie Christian, Oscar Aleman, Robert Normann (4), Lester Young (5), Ben Webster (6), Budd Johnson, Cecil Scott, Dick Wilson (7), Henry ”Red” Allen (8), Bill Coleman,  Frank Newton (9), Roy Eldridge (10), Benny Carter (11), Dizzy Gillespie, Irving Randolph, Joe Thomas (12), Lester Young (13), Wayman Carver, Illinois Jacquet, Dicky Wells (14), (1968 – 1986)
  • Various liner notes on LP and CD productions (1965 – dd)

 

Positions:

  • Director of Research group of Norwegian Jazz Archives (1997 – dd)
  • Chairman of the Board of Norwegian Jazz Archives (1991 – 1997)
  • Vice President of Norsk Jazzforbund (1963 – 1966)
  • Member of Oslo Jazz Circle (1956 – dd), Chairman (2006 –  2009)

Miscellaneous:

  • Member of Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame International Voting Panel (NYC.,U.S.A., 2002 – dd)
  • Presentation of Norwegian jazz guitarist Robert Normann atBorgarsysselMuseum, Sarpsborg (2003)
  • Conferencier at Oslo Concert Hall (Main hall), Kjell Karlsens orkester (2002) 
  • Lecturer at Oslo Concert Hall (Supplementary hall), ”Jazzakademiet” (2002)
  • Participation in Conference on Jazz Research (NTNU,Trondheim, 2001)
  • Presentation of Multidimensional Scaling in Jazz Research (Conference on Nordic Jazz  Research (University of  Jyväskylä,Finland, 2000)
  • Member of Oslo Jazz Circle’s committee for issuing vintage unreleased Norwegian jazz music, supported by Norwegian Cultural Council (Norsk kulturråd), in cooperation with Gemini Records AS (1999)
  • Recording assistant for Hot Club Records (Buenos Aires, 1998)

 

Presentation in IAFJRC Conference: ”History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black artists” (Memphis, U.S.A., 1997)

  • Study tour toRutgersUniversity,InstituteofJazzstudies (Newark, NJ., 1996)
  • Participation in Conference on Nordic Jazz Research (Copenhagen,1996)
  • Participation in Conference on Nordic Jazz Research (Stockholm, 1995)
  • Participation in Conference on Nordic Jazz Research (Stockholm, 1991)
  • Participation in 2nd Conference on Nordic Jazz Research (Copenhagen, 1984)
  • No. 2 in ”Jazz contest”; European Broadcasting Union (Helsinki, Finland, 1971)
  • No. 1 in ”Gjett på jazz”, NRK, (Norway, 1971)
  • Various programs in NRK and ”Jazzradioen” (1960 – dd)
  • Numerous jazz programs at Oslo Jazz Circle (member since 1957)

Note: In some cases the exact year(s) may be slightly in error, since there are no complete files existing)

 

Jan Evensmo

Current living address:
Landingsveien 42
0767 Oslo
NORWAY

Current e-mail address:
jan.evensmo@gmail.com

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