Jan Garbarek

1947 - Today

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Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, who is also active in classical music and world music. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war, Czesław Garbarek, and a Norwegian farmer's daughter. He grew up in Oslo, stateless until the age of seven, as there was no automatic grant of citizenship in Norway at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Garbarek has received more than 311,023 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jan Garbarek is the 323rd most popular musician (down from 303rd in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Norway (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Norwegian Musician.

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Among musicians, Jan Garbarek ranks 323 out of 2,675Before him are Albert King, Wilhelm Backhaus, Don Airey, John McLaughlin, Geezer Butler, and Khaled. After him are Johnny Ramone, Dionisio Aguado y García, PJ Harvey, Peggy Lee, Ry Cooder, and Valery Gergiev.

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Among people born in 1947, Jan Garbarek ranks 84Before him are James Patterson, Dwight Schultz, Roger D. Kornberg, Wes Studi, Viktor Belenko, and Klaus Schulze. After him are Sheikh Hasina, Roy Hodgson, Joe Mantegna, F. R. David, Martha Nussbaum, and Ry Cooder.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Jan Garbarek ranks 85 out of 735Before him are Ole Bull (1810), Finn E. Kydland (1943), Max Manus (1914), Margaret, Maid of Norway (1283), Haakon Ericsson (995), and Eystein I of Norway (1088). After him are Kristian Birkeland (1867), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Kirsten Flagstad (1895), Atle Selberg (1917), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), and Morten Harket (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In Norway

Among musicians born in Norway, Jan Garbarek ranks 2Before him are Ole Bull (1810). After him are Varg Vikernes (1973), Euronymous (1968), Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847), John Norum (1964), Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (1961), Magne Furuholmen (1962), Terje Rypdal (1947), Ketil Bjørnstad (1952), Rolf Løvland (1955), and Jan Axel Blomberg (1969).