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Jono el Grande is the stage name of Jon Andreas Håtun (b. 1973), a Norwegian composer, band leader, guitarist, and conductor. He leads a twelve-piece orchestra, whose influences include Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, and Igor Stravinsky.

He has released three albums of his own : Utopian Dances (1999), Fevergreens (2003), and Neo Dada (2009). He has also written for other artists, including Rune Grammofon. He was festival composer for Happy Days 2007, presented by Ny Musikk, the Norwegian section… read more

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  • great new album!
  • ooh, i love it! ♥
  • To fastlane01... I saw a comment you made..which led me here and Im excited.. My Man loves Zappa.. and I cant wait to see if he's familiar with Jono El Grande! If so, wonderful and If not..let the experience begin. Keep on rockin'..peace out and IN...LoraLee
  • He obviously very knows who Frank Zappa is, very enjoyable.
  • you were awesome @ zappanale!
  • cheesy at times, yes but in a positive way! refreshing!
  • Wonderful, magnificent, creative music; exactly what I needed! Keep up the good work ^____^
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  • The new album (first I've heard by him) is really nice. Touches a lot of RIO/avant-prog roots =D
  • interesting, but a bit cheesy at times

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