Gonia are experts in improvisation, creating the new music style K-jazz, based on traditional Korean rhythms on the janggu (hourglass-shaped, double headed drum) with smooth and progressive guitar and bass licks with sophisticated melodies. The composition of the free rhythms of the janggu and the endless flow of improvisation of bass guitars grants listeners with endless surprises.
Based on the simple traditional Korean rhythms on the janggu, Gonia has created a new style of K-jazz. In November 2020, Gonia’s fifth album, A Tension, was released and nominated for the Crossover Album category of the 18th Korean Popular Music Awards, where it received recognition for its value and achievements.
The breath of Gutgeori, the joy of Jajinmori, and the dynamism that comes from Whimori are harmonized with improvisation, and the beauty of jazz to create Gonia’s unique sound and drives the band’s activity not only in Korea but also abroad. They are selected in Seoul Music Week 2019-2021, Journey to Korean Music 2019 and Vida for Music 2023.