With full speed ahead!
JUNO is yet an example that the Jazz programme in Trondheim - which marks their 40 year anniversary this year – builds bridges between genres.
This outgoing and convincing quintette brings its engaging presence and captivating music all the way past the physical limits of the stage. Their music is a delightful mix of lopsided pop and delicious jazz, with a clear and danceable beat. We associate the sound with Hanne Hukkelberg, Emilie Nicolas and Highasakite – a landscape of rhythmically motivated and organical exchange, where complexity and catchy playfulness is combined.
JUNO is heading upwards at full steam and after playing Nordic Showcase at Oslojazz last year, they'll be at festivals such as Trondheim Calling, Bodø Jazz Open, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Tromsø Jazzfestival and Vinterjazz in Århus. Their debut album was recorded in September last year and the Norwegian audience is keenly awaiting its release.
Thea Ellingsen Grant – vocal / Malin Dahl Ødegård – vocal / Mona Krogstad – tenor saxophone / Georgia Wartel Collins - double bass / Ingvald Vassbø - drums