Janne Schra Store


Janne Schra (born 1981) began her musical career with the band Room Eleven, touring with them through Europe, Japan, Canada and South Africa, with highlights including performances at the Montréal Jazz Festival and Johannesburg Joy of Jazz. The album Six White Russians and a Pink Pussycat (2006) went platinum, Mmm…Gumbo (2008), recorded in New York, went gold. The band’s sold-out performance at Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam was recorded live and released on DVD. Room Eleven also received two major Dutch music awards, an Essent Award and a Silver Harp award.

In 2011, under the name Schradinova – her painter’s pseudonym – Schra released the album India Lima Oscar Victor Echo You, which she recorded in Stockholm with Johan Lindström. She then spent a period collaborating with a number of musicians. She sang live with Solomun Burke, recorded songs with M. Ward and Kyteman, wrote a number of tracks with Kraak & Smaak, Sister Bliss and De Staat and recorded the limited edition EP Made in China with Benjamin Herman in Shanghai.

In 2013, Schra released an eponymous album – her fourth solo record recorded with Tobias Fröberg in Sweden and Martijn Groeneveld in Holland. Together with a very special line-up in which the Red Limo String Quartet played a large role, Schra sang to sold-out crowds in major venues across the Netherlands.

In 2014 she re-released her songs with the Robin Nolan Trio in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, touring with the band through China. Schra has also collaborated with the North Pole Orchestra, putting the poems of the famous Dutch poet M. Vasalis to music.

PONZO, Schra’s fifth studio album, which she recorded with Torre Florim (De Staat) at their home, was released in February 2015 and immediately went on to be nominated for two important Dutch music awards (3voor12 and Edison). The single Carry On has been getting a lot of airplay worldwide and Janne has celebrated her successes with a two-piece tour, playing sold-out shows all across the Netherlands.
Contact: store@janneschra.com