Open up to 1,000 years of musical culture

Curiosity drives. Our musical world is like a flea market, a bazaar, an attic full of stuff waiting to be explored. Our ears love strange sounds and instruments. They trigger questions on style, genre, instrumentation: ‘What if we could…?’.

Curiosity embraces. Our art is all about incorporation: acquired knowledge and fresh insight are respectfully transformed into something new. Other art forms may enter our stage.

Curiosity communicates. After a lot of preparation, we allow our improvisational qualities to take over. An ultimate form of musical thinking, not limited to the jazz tradition. We like our performances to make the audience an active partner in the creative moment.

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Highlights

Making of ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’.

A feature about our new album ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’. The recording process in the beautiful OrgelPark in Amsterdam and about the compositions on the album.

Rembrandt Trio & Kayhan Kalhor – ‘Offering’

Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh & Rembrandt Trio on fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit. Live on Dutch national television, 2018

Rembrandt Trio – ‘Skoeba’

Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Hossein Alizadeh, Rembrandt Trio, CelloOctet – ‘Finale’

Live at contemporary music festival November Music 2017, the Netherlands

Salon Joussour with Rima Khcheich

Live in Archeological Museum Leiden, the Netherlands, 2013. Special edition of Salon Joussour celebrating 400 Years of Arabic Studies at the University of Leiden

News

19.11.2021

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04.09.2021

Five Star Review Graffiti Jazz in Jazzthetik

The album Graffiti Jazz received a 5 star review by the prestigious German Jazz magazine Jazzthetik.

“Once an avid sprayer (hence the album title Graffiti Jazz), Rembrandt Frerichs (44) now teaches at the conservatory and curates concerts (when they are allowed to take place). With Tony Overwater (b) and Vinsent Planjer (dr), the Dutchman leads a trio that has been celebrated for years. The trio’s new album aims to translate the cheeky euphoria of graffiti street art directly into jazz: Unbridled motorik is the trump card. The musical inspiration for these clanking, machine-like, galvanized rhythms could be found in speed metal, but also in Bulgarian wedding dances, rattling clockworks or perhaps even a newly and differently heard Johann Sebastian Bach. What drummer Planjer does here, with cymbals, rattles, bells, and other metal parts, is reminiscent of a clattering, over-the-top mechanical contraption.
Ingeniously, though, this crazy motorwork combines with great improvisation, even swing (“The Big Over Easy”) or a Paul Simon song – “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” has never had so much funk.
To take a breather, there are two ballads, one of them with the most beautiful of all Brahms themes.”
Hans-Jürgen Schaal

Activities

Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater, Vinsent Planjer: three musicians and contemporary cultural explorers.

More importantly: three very different individuals, each with the ability to turn innovative ideas into practice. Check out the projects to feel their energy and the possibilities their extensive network brings.

The Contemporary Fortepiano

With the line-up of fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit, the Rembrandt Trio have created a totally new sound over the past few years. It reflects perfectly their love for jazz, European Early music and art music from the Middle East. Read more

Rembrandt Trio

The Rembrandt Trio is internationally known for their artistic curiosity and innovative collaborations that contant keep moving jazz forward. Read more

The Persian Connection

Through their love for the Persian musical traditions, the Rembrandt Trio has come into contact with some of the great Iranian musicians. Read more

Tony Overwater Ensemble & Salon Joussour

Classical Arabic music is a world of passion, poetry, nuances and details. Yet the background, the instruments and the musical language remain uncharted territory for most audiences. Read more

The Art of the Trio

Music is a great way to lose track of time, an effect that it shares with any engrossing piece of art. Read more

Piano Concerto

For pianist and composer Rembrandt Frerichs (1977), a new musical adventure began when viola player Michael Gieler invited him for an open conversation. Gieler is a solo violist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and leader of the IJ-Salon series, a cross-border ‘playground’ of chamber music with musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Gieler planted a seed that grew into a composition commission for Rembrandt’s first Piano Concerto. Rembrandt took up the challenge.  Read more

De Staalmeesters

‘When Mozart performed, he played Mozart. And he improvised. In that respect, I might be closer to the old composers than many contemporary classical musicians.’ Read more

Tony Overwater's Spirits

Tony Overwater has always been taken by the spirituality of music; the magic of sound, of improvisation. For this new ensemble he carefully selected two female and two male musicians, each with different cultural backgrounds. Read more

Closer

In intimate settings of duos and trios Vinsent Planjer explores the sonic possibilities of percussion in combinations with a range of instruments. Read more

Concerts

28 May 2022

Saturday,

Jazz Sous Les Pommiers

Les Unelles – BP 524 , 50205 Coutances, FRANCE

Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio

03 June 2022

Friday,

Oranjewoud Festival

Parklandschap Oranjewoud Rabobank Paviljoen De Blocq van Scheltingaweg , Oranjewoud, Nederland

De Staalmeesters -Residency at Oranjewoud

04 June 2022

Saturday,

Oranjewoud Festival

Parklandschap Oranjewoud Rabobank Paviljoen De Blocq van Scheltingaweg , Oranjewoud, Nederland

De Staalmeesters -Residency at Oranjewoud

05 June 2022

Sunday,

Oranjewoud Festival

Parklandschap Oranjewoud Rabobank Paviljoen De Blocq van Scheltingaweg , Oranjewoud, Nederland

De Staalmeesters -Residency at Oranjewoud

06 June 2022

Monday,

Oranjewoud Festival

Parklandschap Oranjewoud Rabobank Paviljoen De Blocq van Scheltingaweg , Oranjewoud, Nederland

De Staalmeesters -Residency at Oranjewoud

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