An incredibly talented Dutch trio fusing Indo-Jazz with funk and more.
When Oene van Geel (viola), Mark Tuinstra (guitar) and Niti Ranjan Biswas (tabla virtuoso) played together for the first time there were immediately fireworks, roaring u-turns and cinematic tearjerkers. Then they started writing songs together based on traditional ragas, smashing funk and delicate chamber music. This gave them a great new impulse on stage for even more interaction and improvisation and made them build a rocking live reputation.
“A three-headed monster with the lightness of a ballerina. With great precision they play the most complex rhythms and intricate breaks. (…) Acrobatic trios in an organic coherence.”
“Trio with an unusual line-up, but also a special energy, linked to a subtle and inventive musicality.”
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Jasmine is a saxophone-led from Leeds, performing music composed by saxophonist Jasmine Whalley. The band uses Ableton live to perform an interesting blend of Jazz and Hip-Hop which creates a unique and current sound. Jasmine is inspired by artists including MF Doom, MadVillain, Soweto Kinch, Bonobo and more.
Since the band formed in September 2017, they have performed at some of Leeds' most popular Jazz venues such as The Wardrobe, SevenArts and The Hyde Park Book Club, as well as festivals across the north, quickly becoming one of the most hotly tipped acts on the circuit.
In July 2018, Jasmine were selected to take part in the 'Jazz North Introduces' scheme, which supports emerging artists in the north. This was a huge achievement for the band and since being awarded they have started working on their debut EP, which is out shortly.
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