Tristan - The Spice of Five
Thursday 23rd May 2019
JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL WITH TRISTAN – Dutch five-piece Tristan’s music can be best described as feel-good vintage Acid Jazz, with the energy, vibe and sounds of today, performed by some of the best contemporary pop/jazz musicians from Europe.
Their new album was recorded with ‘the 5-piece core’ of the band. Pure, energetic, groovy songs will appear on their ‘The Spice of Five’ album (Release April 2019)
Tristan’s trademark of solid grooves and tight punchy arrangements of funky rhythm guitars and outstanding rhythm section is pure class. All this underpins singer Evelyn Kallansee’s stunningly beautiful vocals. It will take you back to that great warm and soothing sound of the 70’s, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.
While the high energy grooves of Tristan encompasses musical similarities to bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies, Tristan’s exquisite high quality of compositions and arrangements is what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries with their signature musicianship.
“Tristan were an absolute blast! They nailed it right from the first number, impressing the audience with their exemplary musicianship and original compositions.” Steve Wright, Jazz Curator, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, UK
“Tristan’s uplifting grooves and consummate musicianship provided an upbeat energy that well fitted our festival vibe. Hopefully more UK audiences will get the chance to discover them.” Tony Benjamin, Bristol Harbourfest 2016
“It gives me great pleasure to spread the news of Tristan’s new album. Dutch jazz fusion and soul at it’s finest! A collection of instrumentals that will enthral musicians everywhere and beautifully penned songs with gorgeous voices! Check it out! Peace…” –Bluey (Incognito)
“. . . an uncompromising recipe of Tower of Power’s funky jazz hits, Toto’s slick pop/R&B crossover arrangements and Steely Dan’s intricate pop/jazz melodies.” – SoulTracks
“Doesn’t look like you need the Hampton Horns anymore! haha! Wow…. it sounds great, I love you guys” – Randy Brecker
Evelyn Kallansee – Vocals
Coen Molenaar -Hammond & Fender Rhodes
Bas Phaff – Guitar
Frans Vollink – Electric Bass
Sebastiaan Cornelissen – Drums
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm