Tribal Jury is an instrumental group that draws influence from ethnic melodies and modern grooves, infusing them to create a unique sound.
It is an exciting new group, which weaves highly arranged material and interaction into its original compositions. With a unique lineup of two guitars, bass and drums, Tribal Jury offers a sound that is engaging on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Tribal jury consists of Danny Susnjar-guitar, Candice Susnjar-guitar, Vince Linardi-bass and Daniel Susnjar-drums.
Candice Susnjar holds a B.Mus in Jazz (Arranging and Composition) from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, studying under Graeme Lyall. For two years, Candice was a member of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (2000-2001) playing guitar and composing/ arranging original music. In 2002 she composed a commissioned work for the WAYJO Composers’ Ensemble, which was performed at the “WAYJO Winter Series of Original Music”. She has also composed for jazz trio (guitar, bass and drums), string quartet, four part vocal writing, brass quintet and orchestra. Candice is a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the UWA/ WAAPA choir.
Daniel Susnjar is one of Western Australia’s most in-demand drummers and a member of the groups ‘Speedball’, ‘Frames of Minds’ (appearing at the 2001 Wangaratta International Jazz Festival), the ‘Russell Holmes Trio’ (WAMI award 2001), ‘Tsunami’, ‘The Collective’ and The Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Composers’ Ensemble (WAYJO), who played at the 2000 Manly Jazz Festival. As a member of WAYJO, Daniel has performed with artists including Frank Foster, James Morrison and Don Burrows. Daniel earned runner up in Australia’s best up and coming drummer award for 2002. Daniel holds a B.Mus (Jazz Performance) from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music.
Danny Susnjar is an accomplished and respected guitarist who draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of music (from Joe Zawinul to Jeff Beck). His unique compositional style has been demonstrated in Tribal Jury and has been writing original music for many years. As guitarist in the band “Itchy Feet”, Danny won “Best Instrumentalist” at the 1983 WAMI awards and supported Dire Straits on the Perth leg of their world tour. In 1990, “Itchy Feet” recorded a selection of original material, which was produced by Kim Turner (who has managed Sting and The Police). Danny also owns a professional recording studio and continues to write, produce and record music for Tribal Jury and a variety of professional clients.
Vince Linardi has been playing bass guitar professionally on the Western Australian music scene for a number of years in many successful bands. He composed and played in an original band that totaled record sales of 30,000 copies internationally and was also a part of the “Itchy Feet” recordings with Kim Turner. Danny and Vince have played together for many years on recordings and live performances throughout Australia.