John-Kåre Hansen is a jazz-guitarist, composer, arranger and lyricist.

Hansen holds a master’s degree in jazz guitar working as a freelance musician and music educator.

He has written and recorded three albums. One of them with the band Nest who received the Live-Award from Norwegian music-magazine Musikkpraksis in 2012.

John-Kåre Hansen has also been hosting jam sessions for festivals and jazz clubs and he has collaborated with well-reknowned musicians on tours and concerts in addition to giving jazz-seminars and workshops.

In 2013 Hansen released his first instrumental recording «Days» with the band John-Kåre Hansen Northern Concept. He was granted with tour-funds from the Arts Festival of North-Norway supporting his November-tour in 2013.