Just a Taste

Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a 11 piece, raw funk, rock n roll, soul band who burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in the fall of 2014.

Consumed by her passion Jaedyn James was determined to assemble a group of collaborative musicians who could cultivate music, acceptance, and empowerment. The Hunger is built on a foundation of friendship, honesty, and respect. Playing regularly around the Twin Cities for a year and a half, JJ&TH is no stranger to a variety of venues and audiences. This tantalizing group of weirdos has performed in warehouses, dive bars, and elite jazz clubs. No stage too small. No dance floor too sticky. The band loves to play.

The Hunger brings the heat; Jaedyn James, a fiery sparkplug- ignites her band and audiences. A natural to the stage JJ grew up in awe of artists such as James Brown, Etta James, Lucille Ball, Marina Abromovich, ee cummings, and Billie Holiday. Miss James exudes confidence drenched in goofball truthisms.

It’s obvious when seen live, JJ&TH takes their fun very seriously. In fact, you are expected to dance at a Hunger show. Self expression is encouraged, laughing is inevitable, standing still and staring at your phone is not option.

In addition to JJ&TH’s love of rehearsal, playing four square, and camping together, there’s no denying it, the young band is ambitious. Shortly after recording their freshman album in April of 2016 entitled, RAW. The 10 piece set out on their first week-long tour the very next month. JJ&TH returns to Minneapolis to perform at Memory Lanes Block Party, and to celebrate the release of the anticipated full length album, RAW.

JJ&TH is a feeling. A community. A family. A celebration of hard work, self discovery, and love.

Jaedyn James & The Hunger whets any appetite.

Come hungry. Leave hungry.



Members of JJ&TH:

*Lead: Jaedyn James – Predator & prey

*Bass: Jason Oliver Olson – Sauntry pistachio

Drums: Charlie Roeglin –  Bumper car

Guitar: Ben Roberts – The first Ben

*Trumpet: Jamie White – She needs to feed her animals

Trombone: Ben Bussey – Horn section lead

*Alto Saxophone: Zane Parker – In reality, it’s Zane’s reign

Tenor Saxophone: Ben Hintz – Bean pole

Baritone Saxophone: Kalen  Keir –  Karen, Catherine, Colin

*Backup Vocals: Lily Campbell – Unicorn Queen

*Backup Vocals: Savannah Bellow – Earth Mama

Session Guitar: Patrick Olson – Short Story Long

Session Auxiliary Percussion: Sue Hastings – Mentor 1

Session Keys & Organ: Joe Peterson – Lightning

Intern: Aniya Spears – Future World President

*Original member

CONTACT JJ&TH: jjandthehunger@gmail.com