Just a Taste
Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a 10 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.
RAW- a full fourteen track album was recorded and engineered by Tony Williamette at Minnehaha Recording Company. The album reflects JJ&TH’s energy as it was performed almost entirely live. RAW was also mixed and mastered in under a month.
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 // Bonk Master
*Bass – Jason Oliver Olson – Sauntry pistachio
Drums – Charlie Roeglin – Spirit animal = Bumper car
Keys – Ben Roberts – The first Ben
*Trumpet – Jamie White – She needs to feed her animals
Trombone- Ben Bussey – Also Ben
*Alto Saxophone – Zane Parker – In reality, it’s Zane’s reign
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Hintz – Other Ben
Baritone Saxophone – Kalen Keir – Rainbow bright
*Tambo/Backup Vocals – Lily Campbell – Unicorn Queen
*Backup Vocals: Savannah Bellow – Earth Mama
Session Guitarist: Patrick Olson – I almost went to a D’angelo concert with him one time.