Zapp4
Photo Merlijn Doomernik

Zapp4

A string quartet specialized in (collective) improvisation, groove and open form structures. For twenty years, we have been on the road, both in the Netherlands and abroad. We often do a lot of interesting collaborations.

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At the moment we are playing a new program with our interpretations of Nirvana songs (recording in June 2016, tour after the summer of 2016) and we perform totally improvised concerts with Norwegian sound wizard Jan Bang.

With composer / guitar player Graeme Stephen we regularly do projects in Scotland

Line-up

  • Jasper le Clercq - violin
  • Jeffrey Bruinsma - violin
  • Oene van Geel - viola
  • Emile Visser - cello

website zapp4.com

booking jasper@jasperleclercq.nl

Zapp4 - In Bloom (Nirvana)

Haanstra & van Geel
Photo Martijn Snijder

Haanstra & van Geel

Haanstra and me play together for almost twenty years. We mostly did that in bigger line-ups but now we are taking the challenge to play in duo with bass guitar and viola.

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We both have a wide range of preferences: from simple melodies to complex rhythm, from clarity to the unexpected. With those ingredients we look for adventure and joyful playing.

We recorded several songs for my new album 'Sudoku' and will start to play concerts from the end of May 2017. At several gigs we have special guests such as: Rembrandt Frerichs (piano), Indu Panday (Indian dance), George Dumitriu (guitar / viola), Bram Stadhouders (guitar).

website markoene.nl

booking (me) oene.van.geel@xs4all.nl

Estafest
Photo Krisztina Csendes

Estafest

Four of the most well known musicians in the Dutch jazz scene team up to play their original compositions with lots of freedom, taking lots of risks and creating passionate explorations.

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Our third album will be recorded in the beginning of September in Budapest for the BMC label. We will play a tour in the beginning of 2017.

Line-up

  • Anton Goudsmit – guitar
  • Oene van Geel - viola & percussion
  • Mete Erker – saxes
  • Jeroen van Vliet – piano

website estafest.com

booking linda@stroom.ws

Estafest - Hamer

The Nordanians
Photo Merlijn Doomernik

The Nordanians

A Shakti like power trio. No matter how wild or mild we play, our joy is always projecting. We work regularly with guest musicians from various musical traditions (such as Oleg Fateev, Fraser Fifield, Maarten Ornstein and Jörg Brinkmann).

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We will soon release our second cd (guests: Maarten Ornstein – bass clarinet and John Beasley – piano).

In January 2017 we play a tour in Taiwan.

Line-up

  • Oene van Geel – 5 string violin + effects
  • Mark Tuinstra - guitar + effects
  • Niti Ranjan Biswas – tabla

website nordanians.com

booking info@nordanians.com

The Nordanians - Jog a Jog

Duo with Matteo
Photo Eddy Westveer

Duo with Matteo

Mijderwijk Matteo is my most recent companion in music. We prefer to dive in the deep and improvise freely. Anything is possible. We just need our four ears to listen closely to what shapes we create in the moment.

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We are happy to often include dancer Kenzo Kusuda in our performances. He takes the unexpected to another level.

booking (me) oene.van.geel@xs4all.nl

Matteo & van Geel ft. Kenzo Kusuda

Duo with Michel Banabila

Duo with Michel Banabila

Since 2014 Michel and I work together in making albums, which explore the combined world acoustic viola & 5 string violin with electronic music.

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Our first two albums were released in 2014 and 2015 (with Emile Visser, Joost Kroon and Eric Vloeimans as special guests)

website banabila.com

booking michel.banabila@gmail.com

Banabila & Van Geel live at Rewire 2016

Splendor

Splendor

I am also a member of Splendor, a collective of 50 musicians with all sorts of backgrounds. It is a source for many collaborations in music and more. We have our own building in the centre of Amsterdam where you can attend lots of concerts throughout the year.

Check our website for more info and to see what is happening: splendoramsterdam.com

Other musicians Oene works / has worked with

International:

Jan Bang, Graeme Stephen, Benoit Delbecq, Mike Keneally, David Braid, Håkon Storm Matissen, Pablo Martin, Jose Quevedo, James Campbell, Uri Caine, John Beasley, Woven Hand, Celine Bonacina, Mark Turner, Mark Helias, Tom Arthurs, Fraser Fifield, Oguz Buyukberber, Oren Marshall, Jozef Dumoulin, Guillaume Orti, Tom van Dijck, Brice Soniano, Kiran Ahluwalia, Chander Sardjoe, Afra Mussawisade, B.C. Manjunath and many others.

National:

Guus Janssen, Michael Moore, Theo Loevendie, Mark Haanstra, Oleg Fateev, Morris Kliphuis, Mark Schilders, John Engels, George Dumitriu, Eric Vaarzon Morel, Jesse van Ruller, Spinvis, Nizar Rohana, Vera van der Poel, David Kweksilber, Ned McGowan, Yonga Sun, Maarten Ornstein, Wolfert Brederode, Rembrandt Frerichs, Ernst Reijseger, Eric Vloeimans, Albert van Veenendaal, Hans Hasebos, Natalio Sued, Jasper Somsen, Ernst Glerum, Andreas Suntrop, Karim Eharruyen, Jan Menu, Jasper Blom, Maarten van der Grinten, Harmen Fraanje and many others.