JUNO is a young band consisting of five musicians who met at the prestigious Jazz Academy in Trondheim, Norway. Their catchy pop tunes combine complex groovy rhythms, rap and experimental improvisation. All of these elements result in an exciting and energetic live performance, which during the last two years has been widely appreciated by the Norwegian audience.
They've already played at festivals and venues like Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (GB), Chris Beetles Gallery in London (GB), Vinterjazz in Aarhus (DK), Brötz in Göteborg (SE), Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad (NO), Kongsberg Jazzfestival (NO) and Oslo Jazzfestival (NO), to name a few. In the fall of 2019 they will also attend the well known 12 Points Festival in Amsterdam as the only band from Norway, and release their first record on Jazzland Recordings, with Kristoffer Lo (known from Highasakite and PELbO) as their producer.
Thea Ellingsen Grant vocals
Malin Dahl Ødegård vocals
Mona Krogstad saxophone
Georgia Wartel Collins double bass
Ingvald Vassbø drums
“With a rapping flow tighter than Kanye and a unique ability to unexpectedly break into free jazz, they always keep their audiences on the edge, which is cemented by their extraordinary capacity for interplay. A strong delivery from the band that eventually might become the best live band in Norway.”
Vebjørn Arff from SRiB after Trondheim Calling 2019
«It’s a new sound world that’s always intense and fizzing with excitement:
melodic solos, rap, groovy rhythms, free jazz!!!»
from Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, july 2018
Booking: markus @ polarartist.no
or junomusicband @ gmail.com