| HAAKON GRAF
|Keyboardist Composer Producer|
| march 21rst 1955, Oslo City, Norway
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has played piano since age of 6, started out on a
Hammond B3 at 13, and released his first album on Polydor at
the age of 17, with contemporay rock group Ruphus.
Since then a 30-something number of albums with his compositions and sounds has been released. Keyboardplayer Magazine describes him as a " spiritual & intelligent player" and it may seem like he's been hidden from the internationalmusicscene...as a secret. Graf has lived and played in Brasil, toured in Japan, Europe & USA, appeared at Montreaux, North Sea, and Copenhagen Jazzfestivals with people like Paul Jackson & Mike Clarke (Headhunters) Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea) -and been described by a major newspaper in Sweden as " better than his idols" ..Invited to play at the Buddy Rich Scholarship Concert in Boston with Dennis Chambers, The Modern Drummer Weekend, with Chambers & Grafitti. Great reviews in MD -Magazine.
. for booking:Hawkon2000@Yahoo.com
Jaco Pastorius: " Damn !...-you're a monster, we got to hook up..."
Flora Purim: " You're the best musician we've been playing with in 25 years ! "
Naranda Michael Walden: " It's your turn now.."
Mike Clark: ( Headhunters) " Amazing, where have you been hiding ?"
George Duke: " I like this ...."
Keith Emerson: " Brilliant playing and great tunes,!
Ivan Lins: " I really enjoy your music, welcome home !"