Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war Czesław Garbarek and a Norwegian farmer's daughter, and grew up in Oslo. He was effectively stateless until the age of seven, as there was no automatic grant of citizenship in Norway at that time. At 21, he married Vigdis. He is the father of musician and composer Anja Garbarek.