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 Trump 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 Trump Conception Janno supports many other bands with his bass playing. He is actively contributing to the following groups: Linda Kanter Quartet, Funkifize, Lauri Liiv Swingband, Late’s 5, The Swingin’ Sisters & Band.
“It doesn’t occur frequently that Estonian musicians step on the domains of black
musicians and swear loyalty to the groove. Trump Conception, headed by the bassist
Janno Trump, has done it and the outcome is an unprecedently orchestrated RnB and
excellent groove.” H. Hanson, 2016
Trump Conception, led by Janno Trump, is an irresistable live act full of American
funk-energy. J.Sang, 2016