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  • “Joner has an original voice within the expected paradigms for the idiom. Very appealing.” Tango for 3; Norwegian Radio Orchestra– T MOORE, American Record Guide
  • Perfekt musikalsk underholdning.”Hovedøen Social Club – BT

Sverre Indris Joner is a composer, arranger, orchestra leader, pianist, percussionist (and occasional author, illustrator, actor etc.). He has founded and lead a number of orchestras and bands, most of them associated with Latin American music. These include the Hovedøen Social Club, Electrocutango, La Descarga, Tango for 3, for which he has either composed or arranged their entire repertoires. He has also composed or arranged for a number of concert repertoires for symphony orchestras both locally in Norway and abroad.

Particularly highly-acclaimed are his symphonic tango projects as well as “Clasicos a lo cubano”, where his groundbreaking salsa arrangements of classical pieces for symphony orchestra with the KORK (Norwegian Radio Orchestra) hit #1 on the world music sales list in Mexico.

Electrocutango released their third album – CONTRASTES – in 2021, taking their unmistakable mix of argentine tango, jazzy beats and electronics a step further in a funky direction. Contrastes is considered one of the most dynamic, original and audacious expressions of the new tango movement. Their sound can be identified as tango with an electronic update, rather than electronica with ”exotic seasoning”. The music has a distinct identity based on tanguero musicianship with an original approach to fusions with anything from Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, RnB, DnB, jazz or contemporary music.


Sverre Indris Joner – piano, percussion  and programmering

Odd  Hannisdal – violin

Steinar Haugerud – double bass

Kaspar Uljas – bandoneon

Andreas Bye – drums

They have now embarked on an exciting collaboration with the fantastic Argentine tango dance-couple Geraldina Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi and the contemporary dancers Gry Bech-Hansen og Kristian Alm (the latter has a background in Norwegian opera and carte blanche), and Nina Lill Svendsen, a renowned choreographer in contemporary dance in Norway, has also joined the team.

The European tango-festivals as well as milongas and clubs gave their first CD “Felino” a warm welcome and its considered a classic within the electronic tango genre. Electrocutango released its second CD ”Adrenalina” in Buenos Aires, where bandleader Joner was given the title ”Academico correspondiente” from the Argentine National Tango-Academy by none less than the legandary tango-poet Horacio Ferrer.

The prestigious title “Academico Correspondiente” at the Academia Nacional del Tango de la República Argentina, working under the auspices of national poet Horacio Ferrer is one of many prices Sverre Indris Joner is awarded. His groundbreaking salsa arrangements of classical pieces for symphony orchestra hit #1 on the world music sales list in Mexico!


“Their masterly interpretations received hurricane-like applause…! ” – Wiesbadener Tagblatt

Joner studied music at the University of Oslo, film music composition at Lillehammer University College and has travelled widely throughout Latin America studying local music forms. He has had periods of study in Cuba, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. He is widely considered to be the doyen of Latin American music in Norway. He teaches Cuban genre studies at the Norwegian Music School, and course of practical rhythm at the Barratt Due Music Institute. Joner has also been the Artistic Director of the international talent project at the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival international for two years. Joner is working with several projects and bands, including duo and and symphonic formats! Take contact to find the line up and format that fits.

Hovedøen Social Club

Hovedøen Social Club har som mål å spre cubanske rytmer og ikke-100%-korrekte versjoner av norske slagere til Det Norske Folk.Hovedøen Social Club har i over 14 år laget usannsynlige, heftige og dansbare cubanske versjoner av norsk popmusikk av ikke helt ny dato, som du kanskje ikke visste du så sårt trenger å høre. En hel Guilty pleasure-katalog i lett overraskende fusjon av Havanna og Norsk Pop´s Grunnvann har gjort at nordboere i alle aldre, farger og fasonger kjenner det rykker i dansefoten og smilerynkene når Hovedøen er på ferde og tilfører karibisk livsglede og polyrytmikk til kjente og kjære klassikere.

Hovedøen Social Club er

Sverre Indris Joner – Piano, arrangementer
Sergio Gonzalez – Vokal
Eduardo Cedeño – Timbales
Erik Eilertsen – Trompet
Ole Marius Melhuus – Bass
Ruben Pirela – Congas


”Gruppa spiller med en oppriktig humørfylt entusiasme som gjør musikken til mer enn en kortvarig spøk.” Dagsavisen

Disse musikerne gjør gammel norsk sang-skatt om til en gedigen cubansk musikkfest. I det hele tatt er Hovedøen Social Club noe av det mest sjarmerende jeg har hørt på lenge.” Aftenposten