Janno Trump is one of the most esteemed bass players of the younger generation in Estonia. He is primarily active as a jazz musician, but has also performed and recorded with a wide variety of pop and rock artists. Janno has written music for both smaller jazz ensembles and big bands. He has been the artistic director of several major music projects and is the leader of the groups JT Conception and Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble.
Born into a family of musicians, Janno has been involved in music and playing instruments for as long as he can remember. He graduated from the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and has later complemented his studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2017 Janno received the Young Jazz Talent Award and in 2019 his band JT Conception was named the Jazz Ensemble of the Year.
Janno has composed music primarily for his ensembles JT Conception and Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble, but is currently also active as a bassist with several other artists and bands, such as Karl-Erik Taukar, Rolf Roosalu, Sofia Rubina Band, Kalle Pilli Quintet, Allan Järve Kvartett, Nele-Liis Vaiksoo, Marianne Leibur Trio, Maarja Aarma MA, Late’s 5, The Swingin’ Sisters & Band etc.
In addition to his activities as a musician, Janno also promotes Estonian jazz on the administrative side: since 2021 he is the programme manager of Estonia’s most prestigious jazz club, Philly Joe’s Tallinn.
"Young Jazztalent 2017" by festival Jazzkaar
JT Conception - Jazz Ensemble of the Year 2019
“It doesn’t occur frequently that Estonian musicians step on the domains of black
musicians and swear loyalty to the groove. JT Conception, headed by the bassist
Janno Trump, has done it and the outcome is an unprecedently orchestrated RnB and
excellent groove.” H. Hanson, 2016
JT Conception, led by Janno Trump, is an irresistable live act full of American funk-energy. J.Sang, 2016