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Jan Persson (born July 22 1943) has worked as freelance photographer since 1962 for Danish newspapers and magazines in and around Copenhagen. Early on he specialized on documenting the jazz scene, later also the visiting beat and rock musicians who visited Copenhagen during the sixties and the seventies. His works has been documented in a series of books and exibitions (se under publications and exibitions) and (pryder) more than 1000 LP and CD covers.

Persson has supplied photos to Down Beat since 1962, Jazz Special (DK), Musica Jazz (IT), Melody Maker (UK) and Danish newspapers Politiken, Berlingske and Ekstra Bladet. Persson received the Ben Webster Prize in March 2004.
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