John-Kåre Hansen has released three albums. The albums are all available for purchase online (physically and digitally) and in record-stores. You can also order a copy directly by sending an e-mail to johnkarehansen(at)

  • Days (Northern Concept) was released in 2013 on Ponca Jazz Records. Catalogue number PJRCD 1013. Distributed by Musikkoperatørene.
  • Aurora (Nest) was released in June 2011 on Ponca Jazz Records. Catalogue number PJRCD 1019. Distributed by Musikkoperatørene.
  • Calling Home (Nest) was released in 2009 on Ponca Jazz Records. Catalogue number PJRCD 1015. Distributed by Musikkoperatørene.


Days (2013)

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Days was released in June 2013. The recording consists of eight original compositions by John-Kåre Hansen. Personell on the album is Eivind Valnes (piano), Roger Arntzen (double bass), Arnfinn Bergrabb (drums) and Hansen on guitar. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in Store Studio, Bodø, Norway by engineer Håvard Christensen.


Aurora (2011)


Nest released the second album «Aurora» in June 2011. Moving on from being the duet with singer Anita Johnsen and Hansen on guitar they are now joined by several fantastic Norwegian musicians such as Roger Johansen on drums and Kjell Joar Petersen-Øverleir on double bass. Other featured guest artist are Tore Johansen on trumpet and artist Petter Carlsen in award-winning duet with Anita Johnsen.

The album contains eleven original compositions with music and lyrics written by Nest-guitarist John-Kåre Hansen. String arrangements are also written by Hansen. Aurora is released on Ponca Jazz Records where you also can purchase it online. For digital downloads please check out Musikkonline or iTunes.


Calling Home (2009)

Calling Home cover

In April 2009 Nest released their debut album «Calling Home». The album is recorded «live in studio» with just one voice and one guitar. Singer Anita Johnsen and guitarist John-Kåre Hansen. No overdubbing was used. The recording consists of eleven original compositions by Nest and it is available for purchase in all music-stores and online at Ponca Jazz RecordsMusikkonline and iTunes. All music and lyrics are written by Nest.