Archive for July 16th, 2018

Junio Karo Karo – That’s the Way of the World

Junio Karo Karo, a native of Indonesia, comes from a heritage deeply rooted in God and music. As a child, he always knew that he had a place in music, but didn’t know exactly where. That all changed when he entered the 3rd grade. Determined to play the guitar, he signed up for classical guitar school. However as he influenced heavily by David Sanborn and George Washington Jr, he had to play a saxophone. After being tired of always getting last chair in band class, he persuaded his dad to purchase a saxophone and actually practice it. This resulted in him getting a first chair and he has been soaring since. At the age of 21, Junio graduated with Jazz Improvisation and Performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Soothing and soulful are the words used to describe Junio’s music. Currently, Junio is staying busy by working with HARC agency, Westfield Scentre Group, James Morrison Big Band and working on his second music project. Music has taken him all across the country and even into Indonesia to perform. He has performed and shared the stage with artists such as Indra Lesmana, J. Moss, Emma Pask, Althea Rene, Karen Clark, Ty Tribbett, Ben Tankard, and many others. Junio is also a music educator in the Saxophone Academy School, Chippendale and also travels as a freelance and music clinician. Junio performs a large range of music from smooth jazz, straight ahead jazz, soul, and gospel. His goal is to provide great music that uplifts and inspires the listener. Junio currently resides in Sydney, AR with his wife Cindy. They have two children, Aretha and Reuben.

That’s the Way of the World is his newest project. This album is to celebrate The Love with a soulful saxophone and instrumental. Every songs chosen carefully and has very powerful, moving and charismatic. You will enjoy these musics if you like Motown 80’s. Get the album on CDBaby.