Simon Petersson – Double Bass
Kristoffer Rostedt – Drums
The group formed in the autumn of 2010 in Malmö, Sweden, when these unique musicians quickly found their interplay and passion in playing. They have since then played on various scenes around Europe both as a trio and accompanying various soloists.
“In a well-received set at Ystad’s Scala Theatre, Venkiah mixed elegantly tuned vocals with his post-Monk-and-Jarrett pianism to fine effect”
-Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal
JVT began playing jazz standards in their own, modern yet traditional interpretations. After a short while the trio went over to playing Venkiah’s originals, which in turn characterise the groups sound with both nordic melancholia and playfulness. Influences vary, with roots both in great classic jazz giants such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, as well as soul and contemporary artists like Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.