What happens when you merge the excitement of jazz with thoughtful musings in Dutch? Since no one seems to have an answer to this intriguing question, a group of five musicians have found each other and decided to join forces to figure it out. The result? Zandland. The sultry and melancholic melodies from Marian Rompay (saxophone) propel a ship forward that ventures in the deep waters between jazz and cabaret. The lyrics by Niels Boutsen are a stream of consciousness that reflect the music in their precisely chosen words. The stories guide you on a poetic journey through briny beaches.
Jonas Boutsen (drums), Geert Hendrickx (guitar) and Roeland Van Noten (bass) inject Zandland with funky and psychedelic overtones. They’ve been working on an EP in Nicolas Rombouts’s studio (Guido Belcanto, Stef Kamil Carlens and ex-Dez Mona). And they’re eager to take you along on their ambitious, ground-breaking and beautiful journey in 2018-2019.
Marjan Van Rompay – Comp., Sax Niels Boutsen – Lyrics, Voice (STOOMBOOT) Geert Hendrickx – Comp., Elektrische Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Jonas Boutsen – Drums Roeland Van Noten – Electric Bass