About the band...
Tradition is not the worship of the ashes, but the passing on of the fire. These words, often attributed to Gustav Mahler, aptly describe the work and perspective of Donald Simoen, Gidon Nunes Vaz, Jelle van der Meulen, Ties Laarakker and Stefan Franssen. Five young, Amsterdam based jazz musicians who connected through their earnest, fresh, deep-rooted love for bebop. Well-versed in its rich history and perfectly fluent in its vernacular, they have nevertheless managed to escape the pitfalls of mimicry. Mere emulation of their heroes has given way to internalization of their art. They have found a way to the shoulders of the giants that went before them, where they now stand freely, proudly, playfully, on their own two feet. Bop now. Bop This!
- Mark van Schaick
Donald Simoen - Alto Saxophone
Gidon Nunes Vaz - Trumpet
Jelle van der Meulen - Piano
Ties Laarakker - Double Bass
Stefan Franssen - Drums
Listen to our music...
Watch our show...
|Jazz Cafe Alto, Amsterdam||23 - 04 - 2016|
|Wine Art Jazz Festival, Paleis Soestdijk||06 - 05 - 2016|
|Wine Art Jazz Festival, Paleis Soestdijk||07 - 05 - 2016|
|Jazz Cafe Alto, Amsterdam||20 - 05 - 2016|
|Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam (CD-RELEASE!!)||27 - 05 - 2016|
|Jazz Cafe Alto, Amsterdam||04 - 06 - 2016|
|Amsterdamse Academische Club, Amsterdam||17 - 06 - 2016|
|Jazz Sociëteit Wassenaar, Wassenaar||09 - 04 - 2017|
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Get in touch...
For bookings, questions, comments etc., please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy our records...
You can pre-order our second album over here. (It comes with a donation of at least €15).