Janno Trump (born 1990) is one of the most notable younger generation bassists in Estonia, he is primarily active on jazz music scene but has played and recorded albums with different pop and rock artists as well. He’s written music for smaller jazz ensembles as well for big bands and he is also the leader of the jazz-funk orchestra JT Conception.
Janno Trump has graduated from Tallinn Georg Ots Music School and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, where he was educated by Estonian bass gurus Raul Vaigla and Taavo Remmel. From the great names of world jazz Trump names Yellowjackets, Richard Bona, Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius as his role models. In his own words he is mostly groove, soul, funk and gospel religious. Free improvisation and compositionality bring jazz aesthetics to his music. Thanks to his musician parents, Trump has been connected to music and playing instruments his whole life. He started writing his own music in Tallinn Georg Ots Music School and his compositions have won awards at Uno Naissoo Competition of Music Composition twice. One of these recognized pieces “Torumees” was selected to the dignified repertoire of “Estonian Jazz Anthology” together with Estonian jazz top composers - in February 2016 the composition was performed by Estonian Dream Big Band in Kumu Auditorium and Tartu Concert Hall.
In addition to JT Conception Janno supports many other bands with his bass playing. He is actively contributing to the following groups: Linda Kanter Quartet, Karl-Erik Taukar Big Band, Sofia Rubina Band, Funkifize, Maarja Aarma MA, Lauri Liiv Swing Band, Late’s 5, The Swingin’ Sisters & Band.