Jay-Jay Johanson

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:30

Swedish musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his easily recognizable melancolic vocals and deep lyrics, Jay-Jay Johanson is back with his brand new album "Spellbound". He's been generally considered as jazz and trip-hop genre until he deliberately switched his sound to a more electroclash-oriented direction with the 2003 release "Antenna", which featured one of his best known hits, "On The Radio". In 2007, Jay-Jay released "The Long Term Physical Effects Are Not Yet Known" and in January 2008 he released "Self-Portrait. When he started school at age 7, Jay-Jay was considered to be a significant talent. He mastered the piano, clarinet and saxophone and later even started a punk group with his friends, named "May Tuck". Already a seasoned punk performer with a serious collection of comics and confections, at 15, Jay-Jay began to explore jazz more seriously. Using only electronic instrumentation and his musical ability, Jay-Jay began to compose and record enough original material for an entire album, which ended up becoming his intoxicating 96' debut release "Whiskey". For his 2nd and 3rd releases Jay-Jay went in a totally different direction. He put together a band and crafted tracks with both acoustic and electronic instruments, creating the two albums "Tattoo" and "Poison" which are much more deeply rooted in the organic elements of composition.

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