Honest John is a quintet comprised of some of the most active and colourful musicians in the fields of Jazz and Improvisation in Norway.

Honest John gathers inspiration from many divergent sources- Dutch Free jazz, Brazilian Jazz and Samba and composers like Weberen and Schiarrino. With these different traditions well represented in the band, the result is a vital tonic of energetic compositions, with focused improvisations which issue forth from them. The music of Honest John has been described as unique, different and highly original.

The musicians in Honest John have also appeared on a variety of releases which have been well received in the Norwegian and foreign media. Recent examples include Sheriffs of Nothingness ”About a Winters Night at the Crooked Forest” (Sofa), Cortex ”Live in New York” (Clean Feed), Ballrogg ”Abaft the Beam” (Clean Feed) and Large Unit ”Ana” (PNL records).

contact: klaus.e.holm (at) gmail dot com

Contact info

Klaus Ellerhusen Holm

klaus.e.holm (at) gmail.com

+4794435514
Norway

project members

Ole-Henrik Moe (violin)
Kim Johannesen (guitar, banjo)
Ola Høyer (bass)
Erik Nylander (drums)
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (composition, alto sax, clarinet

Past concerts

Date Venue
06/03 | 2015 Victoria, Nasjonal jazzscene
16/02 | 2015 Honest John Tour dates tba. 16-22.02.14
26/10 | 2014 Äänen Lumo, Helsinki
25/10 | 2014 Huruupilo, Tampere
22/10 | 2014 Bidrobon, Oslo
21/10 | 2014 Dokkhuset, Trondheim
20/05 | 2014 Nesodden jazzklubb
03/04 | 2014 Rake/Moskus tba., Trondheim
02/04 | 2014 Mir, Oslo
01/04 | 2014 Glenn Miller cafe, Stockholm
06/03 | 2014 Victoria, Oslo
05/10 | 2013 Velvet Sun, Tokyo
04/10 | 2013 Velvet Sun, Tokyo
03/10 | 2013 Tba.
02/10 | 2013 Koedori Classics, Tokyo
01/10 | 2013 Candy, Chiba
29/09 | 2013 Big apple, Kobe
28/09 | 2013 At Hall, Oita
27/09 | 2013 New Combo, Fukuoka
26/09 | 2013 Urban Guild, Kyoto