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Jan Erik Tage "Janne" Schaffer (born 24 September 1945) is a Swedish songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his work as a session guitarist for ABBA but he has also recorded with artists such as Bob Marley, Johnny Nash, Art Farmer and Tony Williams. He also played at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Janne Schaffer
Janne Schaffer in May 2015.jpg
Schaffer in 2015
Background information
Also known asThe Zebra
Born (1945-09-24) 24 September 1945 (age 74)
Stockholm, Sweden
OriginBlackeberg, Bromma
Genres
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1960s-present
Associated actsABBA, Electric Banana Band
Websitehttp://www.janneschaffer.se/

His 1979 album Earmeal included session work from brothers Jeff, Steve and Mike Porcaro, as well as their father, Joe Porcaro. This is one of the few instances where the entire Porcaro family appears together on one album, the most well-known examples being Toto's Toto IV and The Seventh One.

Schaffer is a member of the Electric Banana Band where he plays guitar as the character 'Zebra'. Schaffer received the Albin Hagström Memorial Award in 1999 and in 2005 Illis Quorum.

Discography – albums [1]Edit

 
Schaffer with the Electric Banana Band in 2008
  • 1973 – Janne Schaffer
  • 1974 – Janne Schaffer's Andra LP
  • 1974 – The Chinese
  • 1976 – Katharsis
  • 1978 – Earmeal
  • 1980 – Presens
  • 1982 – Blå Passager Och Röda Vågor
  • 1985 – Traffic
  • 1987 – Hörselmat med Gävleborgs Symfoniorkester
  • 1988 – Electric Graffiti
  • 1989 – Julglöd (with Leif Strand, Bo Westman and Nacka Sångensemble)
  • 1989 – Katharsis & Earmeal Med Janne Schaffer 1976-1979 (compilation)
  • 1990 – Tid Brusa (with Björn J:son Lindh and Gunnar Idenstam)
  • 1992 – Ögonblick
  • 1993 – Mellan Sol Och Måne 73-93 (compilation)
  • 1995 – Av Ren Lust
  • 1996 – Tunga Låtar 73-96 (compilation)
  • 1996 – Lugna Låtar 80-95 (compilation)
  • 2000 – Den Hela Människan (music from the movie Hälsoresan), (with Björn J:son Lindh and Electric Banana Band)
  • 2000 – På Andra Sidan Månen
  • 2002 – Nära i Sommarnatten (compilation)
  • 2002 – Julglöd (with Björn J:son Lindh, Leif Strand and Nacka Sångensemble)
  • 2004 – Överblick (compilation)
  • 2005 – Med Betoning på Ljus (compilation)
  • 2009 – Stämningsfullt - En Vinterresa (compilation)
  • 2010 – Music Story (compilation box)
  • 2013 – Musik / Schaffer Text / Åberg (with Lasse Åberg)

Soundtracks[2]Edit

  • 1970 – Förpassad
  • 1974 – Flossie
  • 1979 – Repmånad eller Hur man gör pojkar av män
  • 1998 – EBB the Movie - djungelns kojigaste rulle (with Lasse Åberg)
  • 1999 – Hälsoresan – En smal film av stor vikt (with Björn J:son Lindh)
  • 2011 – The Stig-Helmer story (with Björn J:son Lindh)

Awards and honoursEdit

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