Jono El Grande’s real name is Jon Andreas Håtun. He became a member of the Norwegian Society Of Composers in 2010. His stage debut as a composer, with his own orchestra (Menü Bizarra), happened in Oslo, January 29 1995. In 1999 he released his first album, Utopian Dances. He was a commissioned composer for Happy Days 2007 (arr. by Ny Musikk, Norwegian section of ISCM – International Society For Contemporary Music) (festival orchestra), the 5th anniversary of Bærum Cultural House (festival orchestra) in 2009, BIT20 Ensemble (sinfonietta of Bergen) in 2011 and for Trondheim Sinfonietta in 2014.
Jono El Grande released his 6th album in 2015, Melody Of A Muddled Mason (Rune Grammofon). At the moment he is working on album #7.