Feb 13 2015 Janne will release her 5th album called PONZO! Recorded with Torre Florim.
Janne Schra (1981) has four albums to date. In 2006, she released ‘Six White Russians and a Pink Pussycat’ with her first band Room Eleven, which went platinum. In 2008, the band released ‘Mmm…Gumbo’, which they recorded in New York and which went golden. Together with Room Eleven she toured Japan, Canada, Europe and South Africa, received a ‘Silver Harp’ (an award given to promising musical talent in the Netherlands) and closed this chapter with a sold-out show at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam, from which came the DVD ‘Room Eleven Live in Carré’ in 2009.
Averse to the beaten track, Schra continued under the name Schradinova (her painter’s pseudonym under which she still paints). In 2011, she recorded the free-spirited ‘India Lima Oscar Victor Echo You’ and digital EP ‘Schradinova Live at Kytopia’ in Stockholm. After much fruitful collaboration with, among others, M. Ward, Dayna Kurtz, Kyteman, De Staat, Kraak & Smaak and Benjamin Herman (EP ‘Made in China’ in Shanghai), in 2012, it was time to say ‘this is me’ and she continued under her own name and released her widely acclaimed album ‘Janne Schra’ in 2013. Stay tuned for the next project PONZO!
“Chameleon Schra switches from sultry crooning to spirited verses and her band follows along cheerfully in her wake, making her show interesting until the end. I, for one, am in love.”
NRC **** (2013)
“A breath of fresh air – in mind and heart. A combination of musical growth and self-reflection, expressed principally in more personal lyrics and selecting instruments that best suit her intriguing, rather sensual voice. Schra’s dreamy penchant for nostalgia has remained. Less the loveable girl, with a rawer, mature sound.”
AD **** (2013)
“Schra – still holder of one of the most intriguing voices in our country – sings pop songs with jazz and blues influences. Songs that are sometimes flawless, that sometimes go off track intentionally, but that always hold a certain mystery.”
DE VOLKSKRANT **** (2013)
“Schra knows how to engage her audience with childlike playfulness. Through her almost cinematic songs, Schra gives them what they need, without vocal power play. Modest and precise. Room is created musically and the songstress occupies her place between ragtime and gypsy jazz from which playful magic emerges.”
“Janne Schra sounds more relaxed than ever before. A jazzy, vulnerable album with a generous touch of melancholy.”