Projects

 

Rafael Fraga – Fado meets Bossanova 

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Music and lyrics by Rafael Fraga

Fado meets Bossanova blends the romantic lyricism of Portuguese Fado and the rich harmonies and rhythms of Brazilian Bossanova, in a diversified program that includes mostly Rafael’s original songs and texts, along with some classics and the music of essential modern Brazilian authors such as Ivan Lins or Toninho Horta.

In a sophisticated proposal, Fado meets bossanova is an invitation to discover the nostalgic landscapes of Lisbon, embraced with tropical warmth. This program is also Rafael’s debut as lead singer.

With:
Rafael Fraga – vocals, guitar and Portuguese guitar
Aki Spadaro – piano
Marko Bonarius – double bass
Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums

www.rafaelfraga.com

 

The Soul Keys Amsterdam

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The Soul Keys uit Amsterdam spelen onversneden Southern Soul uit de jaren zestig. Van de powerballads van Candi Staton en Ann Peebles tot de swing van de Mar-Keys, de rauwe soul van Otis Redding, de gospel van de Staple Singers en de blues van Aretha Franklin.

Njambi Atema – lead vocals

Rogier van der Zwaan – toetsen

Franklin Purimahuwa – gitaar

Hans van Dongen – bas

Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums

 

Meer informatie:

• Sangeeta Sankar; +31(0)6 4731 0731; management@thesoulkeys.com

www.thesoulkeys.com

 

Jellyfish in Concert

Jellyfish is een nieuw muziekconcept van Basja Chanowski (eigenaresse van Più Music).

Het concept is verbonden aan Schiermonnikoog. Centraal staat een exclusieve, intieme semi-akoestische muziekbeleving op één lokatie zonder podium. De musici verrassen bezoekers met schitterende muziek uit uiteenlopende muziekstijlen zoals jazz, soul, pop, klassiek, wereldmuziek en nog veel meer. Het is onze ambitie om hele bijzondere nationale en internationale musici te gaan programmeren. Het unieke is dat de musici allen gezamenlijk muziek maken en zo in een bijzonder samenspel elkaars- en populaire werken ten gehore brengen.

 

www.jellyfishfestivals.com

 

Sietske & Band

The international formation around singer Sietske Roscam Abbing started as a duo together with pianist Dirk Balthaus. All compositions come forth of this constellation and describe moments, which the singer had experienced and subsequently written down on a piece of paper in order not to forget them.

Together with her band she draws a painting of sounds and atmosphere to recreate those experiences.

Buy her new CD here!

 

Sietske Roscam Abbing – vocalssietskeband

Dirk Balthaus – piano

Eran Har Even – guitar

Marco Zenini – double bass

Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums

 

www.sietskemusic.com

 

Mira Falk Quartet

 

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Mira Falk sings intriguing stories: playful and light, deep and meditative.

Childhood memories from Berlin Kreuzberg, modern tales from Amsterdam and transit stories from New York City, Mira floats freely between various worlds and feels at home in many genres.

On her new CD “Enchanting Land”, Mira and her Quartet take the listener on a journey into her slightly ‘imperfect’ inner world  with their fresh original music.

 

Mira Falk – vocals, glockenspiel & compositions

Johannes Ballestrem – piano, guitar

Simon Quinn – double bass

Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums, cajon

 

www.mirafalk.com

 

Aldebaran 4

 Aldebaran is a huge red star a long way far out there in the interstellar space. It is also the name of a pan-European jazz quartet. Their repertoire consists exclusively of own compositions by each member of the band. Since their first encounter in a small town in Holland in 2010, the quartet has performed in various jazz clubs in Holland, Spain and the Czech Republic: Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Badcuyp (Amsterdam), Pothuys (Utrecht), De Pater (The Hague), Segundo-Jazz (Madrid), El despertar (Madrid), Jazzdock (Prague), U Maleho Glena (Prague).

 

Alex Cid – alto saxophonemetro

Aleix de Gispert – guitar

Bas Kisjes – double bass

Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums

 

 

www.aldebaran4.com

 

 

 

De Ministers

 

DeMinistersDe Ministers is the band around Dutch singer-songwriter Tim Driessen. Poetic Dutch lyrics and melodic tunes find a beautiful balance in this group.

 

Tim Driessen – vocals, acoustic guitar

Joop Leemans – electric guitar

Maaike Peters – cello

Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth – drums

 

www.deministers.nl

 

 

Ricciotti Ensemble

 

The Ricciotti ensemble is a street symphony orchestra consisting of Ricciottiforty young, enthusiastic musicians. Ricciotti performs symphonic musicfor those who do not usually have the opportunity to experience it.

In a busy marketplace or the rural countryside, in prisons or in hospitals, Ricciotti plays everywhere, for everyone!

 

www.ricciotti.nl