16 dec '21

Starts at 20:30u

Junushoff Kleine Zaal

tickets € 20,-

(€ 10,- <18jr and students)



Amsterdam based SMANDEM. proves that an incredible skill set and an openminded approach causes genre distinctions to blur into pure energy. Inspired by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Christian Scott and Wayne Shorter as well as Travis Scott and Drake, the four-friend-strong collective produces a sound that is deeply rooted into the jazz tradition, yet it doesn’t restrain to any style boundaries or formal etiquette. They strive forward and explore ways to marry their delicate ability with present-day popular music. With a strong friendship at core, their dynamic live-show effortlessly accelerates from lush harmonies into colorful mixtures of dense rhythms and fierce improvisation. Including features by Herbie Hancock flutist Elena Pinderhughes (USA) and NL 

based talent Pink Oculus, their debut EP called ‘Self-Titled.’ - set to release on Super-Sonic Records early 2021 - exemplifies best what this free-spirited mandem is up to.



Aäron Bouwman (Bass), David Nino van der Grinten (Keys), Rafael Devante Sinay (Guitar) and Kick Woudstra (Drums) - first met during their studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. They were quick to find out that they shared a similar perspective and were meant to play with each other. Their stunning synergy even got picked up by Kelly Coker, dean of New Yorks famous New School of Jazz and Contemporary, quoting; “You guys don’t sound like Weather Report, but feel like Weather Report”. Getting support from several local Amsterdam platforms 

such as Super-Sonic Jazz and the Keep An Eye Foundation, SMANDEM. sets out on a journey of becoming a vanguard in modern day music. 



This concert is part of The Records On Tour



Order your tickets here!

Schouwburg Junushoff, Plantsoen 3, 6701 AS Wageningen. Kijk voor de locatie op Google Maps




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