Martin Verdonk Master Sessions live from Triple-A-Music! Season 3 Episode 1.
As a drum soloist Rene started in 1984 by playing his first official drum clinics. Ever since he sets the goal to play solos as complete music compositions. Besides timing and tempo he considers topics like theme, form, tension arcs and atmosphere very valuable. Where most drummers primarily take care of the rhythm, Rene tries to merge melody, harmony and rhythm. For some of his compositions he has tuned his drums to E major, which gives him the opportunity to literally play a melody, but also sometimes only suggests a melody in his rhythmic phrases. Rene is also founding member of the world renowned duo The Drumbassadors.
Wim de Vries and Rene formed the Drumbassadors together in 2000. Their goal has always been to write a repertoire of highly varied drum compositions where solos are only a sideshow. Groove, melody, dynamics, sound and atmosphere form the pivot of the compositions. Of course there is some space left in the repertoire to play a solo every now and then , but in general they are mainly interested in form and compositions. After all those years, concerts and trips it is still a thrill for them to perform with Drumbassadors all over the world.
Coen Molenaar is a fulltime musician, composer, teacher and producer working worldwide and in a wide range of styles. Coen is touring with the legendary Jan Akkerman and his own groups like Tristan , The New Conrad Miller Trio and On Impulse.
Coen also recorded and performed with Jamal Thomas,DO,Chris Hinze and Berget Lewis.
In the last couple of years Dutch guitar player Jerôme Hol has rapidly developed into one of the most original guitarists of his generation. Jerôme is the fixed guitar player of the Hans Dulfer Band and he shared the stage with Billy Cobham, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Michiel Borstlap, Dick de Graaf’s Cry Baby and Teus Nobel’s Legacy and Liquid Music Quintets.
His new Album ‘Sneak Peek’ is a big step in the development of his own sound. Heavy guitar fireworks in which he manages to combine heavy metal sound with the warmth of blues and the harmonic subtlety of jazz.
Julia studied at the conservatory of Vienna Austria and in Cologne Germany.
Also playing the cello from an early age on and winning many first prizes at the Prima La Musica competitions.
Julia is a ‘new generation’ musician with hundreds of thousand views on her YouTube channel.
Teus studied at the Rotterdam conservatory and recorded 3 albums. He also recorded and performed with Frank McComb,Caro Emerald,Kyteman Orchestra,Sven Hammond Soul and Brandon Flower a.o.
EVA VAN LEEUWEN
Eva studied at the conservatory in Haarlem and plays with various bands like Dat Funk and De Hobbyisten and also performed as a guest vocalist with Snarky Puppy.