This Saturday, Treehouse artist Tijs Klaassen is all set to organise our first ever Jazz night! The event will feature performances from Tijs’ quintet and his friend Matthias Van den Brande’s new band LOTUS V.
About LOTUS V: 'A lotus flower manages to bloom in the harshest conditions, being seemingly uneffected by it. It symbolizes our own potential to enlightenment and awakening, being set free within an environment that is dominated by suffering and ignorance. It's daily cycle of rebirth reminds us of the interconnectedness of all things and that life is eternal.'
LOTUS V (read "lotus five) is a jazz quintet led by saxophonist/composer Matthias Van den Brande. Together, these five talented souls create musical landscapes which they explore and expand during each performance.
Matthias Van den Brande: Tenor sax & Compositions
Anna Serierse: Vocals
Floris Kappeyne: Keys
Tijs Klaassen: Bass
Sun Mi Hong: Drums
About Tijs Klaassen Quintet:
‘Never are they afraid of free improv while calm soothing passages are
integrated naturally in the overall sound. The two horn players are, unlike
most jazz quintets, not the main focus of the band. All of the five members
achieve complete equality.’ – Rinus van der Heijden, Jazznu
Our second act for the night, the Tijs Klaassen quintet embodies Tijs' personal view on bringing the sound of the classic jazz quintet to the modern age. A vision that creates full artistic freedom of every musician within a carefully constructed musical framework. The colour palette of the ensemble refers to the Amsterdam and New York avant garde jazz and improv from the 60’s, as well as to modern classical music through its use of bowed bass melodies, woodwind instruments and synthesizers.
Mo van der Does: Alto sax & Clarinet
Matthias Van den Brande: Tenor Sax & Flute
Floris Kappeyne: Keys
Tijs Klaassen: Bass & Compositions
Wouter Kühne: Drums
This jazz night has been made possible due to Treehouse NDSM and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
If you’re a jazz lover or just craving some good tunes and a good time, make sure to drop by!
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Treehouse NDSM
19:30 - 20:30 LOTUS V
21:00 - 22:00 Tijs Klaassen Quintet
Pizza and drinks by our friends and fellow Treehouse residents from Lftovr!