Studied trumpet at The Conservatory of Music in Trondheim and in Copenhagen with Pall Mikkelborg. Jan Mange has been the leader of several bands of his own working with Norwegian folk music in a modern style. In January -96 he presented his first solo CD : «Enough of that jazz». Jan Mange is today one of the most exciting jazz trumpeters in Scandinavia. His contribution to Norwegian music as well as in the jazz/rock field shows a genuine quality and his compositions for smaller band and bigger brass ensembles are often performed all over Scandinavia.