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Jon Balke

p, key, *1955 NO, Furnes
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Jon Georg Balke (born 7 June 1955 at Furnes, Ringsaker, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz pianist and composer currently known for his Magnetic North Orchestra. He is the younger brother of saxophonist Erik Balke.

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Percussion
  • Electric piano
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
the suspension on Discourses by Jon Balke
The Door on The Door by Mathias Eick
Farewell My Heart, My House on The Adventures of a Polar Expedition by Various Artists
Amarinthine on Warp by Jon Balke
This Is The Movie on Warp by Jon Balke
The Great Open on The Adventures of a Polar Expedition by Various Artists
Ya Andalucin on Siwan by Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui & Jon Hassell
Flying Thing on Further by Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Mutatio on Kyanos by Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Cologne Blues on The Door by Mathias Eick

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Nahnou HoumJon Balke, Siwan2017Album
Unshot MoviesJavier Girotto, Jon Balke, Furio Di Castri, Patrice Heral2017Album
WarpJon Balke2016Album
Magnetic Works 1993–2001Jon Balke2012Compil.
The Adventures Of A Polar ExpeditionHans Ulrik, Benjamin Koppel, Jon Balke, Palle Danielsson, Alex Riel2010Album
JadwaJon Balke2009Album
SiwanJon Balke2009Album
SiwanJon Balke, Amina Alaoui2009Album
Book Of VelocitiesJon Balke2007Album
Diverted TravelsJon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra2004Album
TrialogueLars Møller / Jon Balke / Morten Lund2003Album
JokoMiki N'Doye Orchestra Feat. Paolo Vinaccia, Bugge Wesseltoft, Solo Cissokho, Jon Balke2002Album
KyanosJon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra2002Album
NonsentrationJon Balke W/ Oslo 132001Album
SaturationJon Balke1998Album
RotorJon Balke • Cikada String Quartet1998Album
MythscapesFurio Di Castri / Paolo Fresu / Jon Balke / Pierre Favre1995Album
FurtherJon Balke W/ Magnetic North Orchestra1994Album
Music From The North (Selections From ECM's March Release)Edward Vesala Sound & Fury, Jon Balke With Oslo 13, Sidsel Endresen1992Album
On And OnJon Balke, Per Jørgensen, Audun Kleive1991Album
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