Every once in a while it feels nice to sit back and enjoy some music that takes you out of your preferential comfort zone. What’s even better, is if that jazz music is fused with some upbeat electronica, cinematic undertones, and a live show that is a guaranteed letter to write home about. Enter Jaga Jazzist, a Norwegian experimental jazz collective formed by brothers Lars and Martin Horntveth in 1994. Their debut album, Jævla Jazzist Grete Stitz , took the world by storm, fusing hip-hop with jazz, with a touch of some sonic cinematic elements. Since then, they’ve developed a rotating cast of brilliant musicians, each adding a new flavor to the already delicious musical stew.


The band itself features trumpets, trombone, electric guitar, bass, tuba, bass clarinets, vibraphone and a rack of electronics, as well as strong melodies and rhythms. Their live shows are to be known as some of the most colourful, energetic live sets in all of Scandinavia. If you’ve ever wondered about the gifted few who were blessed with synesthesia, this could be your only chance to experience the sensation yourselves. Jaga Jazzist is the band you wish would hang out in a cloud above your head as your perusing through your every day life. The emotions that range within their albums could score the film of your life, hitting every temperament square on the nose. They’re a wide set, eclectic amalgam of sonic (and visual) experience.

Catch Jaga Jazzist on July 29th at Studio E at the Todd Terje No Bad Days show! Tickets are on sale now, head on over to jukely.com/soundprojects to go!