Junodori is the musical project of Judith Nordbrock on piano with vocals surrounded by a circle of professional international musicians based in Cologne. Her music is a mixture of elements of jazz, classic, pop, soul and funk, artistically arranged in her songs. Beyond styles Junodori tells stories that deal with communication.
In „Summer in the City“ we observe girls and boys that communicate by flirting. In contrast the song „Going Nowhere“ which shows how the world turns into grey, how words fall into silence and how colours fade away. „Flirting can be the beginning of communication, or at the same time an ending“, says Junodori. „Just as a dull atmosphere might stop any word and be at the same time the beginning of a wordless communication.
„Listening is essentiell“, emphasizes Junodori. Being an educated sound engineer she finds herself mainly in the position of a listener, as a musician she wants to move others to listen and that’s for a simple reason: „If we don’t listen to each other carefully, we won’t be able to communicate and understand each other.“
Music is an easy way of getting people to listen because it travels through the ears right into the soul. Junodori wants to reach people without pigeonholding anybody. Her songs tell not only stories but they include messages that come along unpretentiously. There is a clear attitude behind Junodori’s „Up to You“: It’s up to you what you make out of things. Don’t get mislead, follow your way, be yourself, different and authentic.
The musician born in Bonn has played piano since childhood. Only a long time after a classical education she discovered her own voice as an instrument. „The voice is more truthful and direct that any other musical instrument, continues Junodori, „therefore I have to sing my songs myself.“ She performs solo as well together with other musicians in different formation. The interaction between her and her co-musicians is shaped by and extreme liveliness and authentic. Therefore Junodori achieves in enthusing her audience. She reveals the identity of somebody amongst us who challenges her dreams to become reality.