The Danish/Australian trio Number Junky from Perth combines exciting rhythms and odd-time signatures with lyrical melodies and lush harmony. They play inviting original jazz and re-workings of standards led by Danish guitarist and “post-bop wizard” (Vintage Guitars) Kristian Borring with the “hip and capable” (Ivan Rod) rhythm section of Zac Grafton on bass, and Peter Evans on drums.
They released their critically acclaimed album ‘Earth Matters’ on Coolit! Records in 2022: “It’s success is built on their great ability to navigate busy rhythmic minefields, and also on the immaculate time inherent in Borring’s strong playing” (The Australian).
The album’s maturity and appeal has been praised internationally with “its lustrous sound and its melodic and harmonic qualities combined with the exploration of skilful rhythms” (Jazz Mania).
Number Junky has performed and recorded with American/Cuban pianist Fabian Almazan and British saxophonist Will Vinson. Strongly in demand musicians on the jazz scene, they are also known for their monthly residency, The Villa House Sessions.
This performance at The Ellington is part of Number Junky’s DLGSC funded 2024 mini tour of Australia.