Sverre Indris Joner (born 1963, in Oslo) is a composer, arranger, orchestra leader, pianist, percussionist. He has founded and lead a number of orchestras and bands, most of them associated with Latin American music. These include the Hovedøen Social Club, Electrocutango, La Descarga, Tango for 3, for which he has either composed or arranged their entire repertoires.
He has also composed or arranged for a number of concert repertoires for symphony orchestras both locally in Norway and abroad. Particularly highly-acclaimed are his symphonic tango projects as well as “Clasicos a lo cubano”, where his groundbreaking salsa arrangements of classical pieces for symphony orchestra with the KORK (Norwegian Radio Orchestra) hit #1 on the world music sales list in Mexico.
Joner received the Kardemommestipendiet (grant) in 2001 from NOPA. The music he wrote for the play TanGhost won the Edvard Prize in 2005 from TONO and he also was given the prestigious title “Academico Correspondiente” at the Academia Nacional del Tango de la República Argentina, working under the auspices of national poet Horacio Ferrer. With music from his CD “Con cierto toque de tango” he was triple-nominated for the Music Editors Prize in 2017.
Cinco Salsa (Beethoven's 5th)
Cuban Danube (The Blue Danube)
Cuban Sugar (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy(
Eine Kleine Vacilón (Eine Kleine Nacht Musik)
Grieggaeton (Peer Gynt Suite)
Habanera En Habana (Carmen Suite)
Salsaria (Air on a G String)