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.Read More
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
The Contemporary Fortepiano – Rembrandt Trio
A teaser from the 2018 album, featuring the fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit
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
Tony Overwater and his Faunus Violone
This summer film maker Pim Hawinkels filmed me and my Faunus violone at the Chapel in St. Jean. It’s the fifth film we made together at this magical location in a little village in the middle of France.
The first time I recorded my solo composition ‘Chanson d’un Faune’ on the Faunus Violone built by Gesina Liedmeier.
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.”
SHOWCASE at JAZZAHEAD!
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
The Persian Connection
Tony Overwater Ensemble & Salon Joussour
The Art of the Trio
25 September 2021
Peel Slowly and See festival Leiden
Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Trio
29 September 2021
Piet Heinkade 3 1019 BR Amsterdam
Sunna Gunnlaugs Maarten Ornstein Tony Overwater
05 October 2021
Raadhuis Concerten Hilversum
Rembrandt, de Staalmeesters & Dominic Seldis PIANOCONCERTO
07 October 2021
Jazz in Wageningen - Junushoff Kleine Zaal