"An uncompromising recipe of Tower of Power’s funky jazz hits, Toto’s slick pop/R&B crossover arrangements and Steely Dan’s intricate pop/jazz melodies." - SoulTracks
"Tristan's uplifting grooves and consummate musicianship provided an upbeat energy that well fitted our festival vibe. Hopefully more UK audiences will get the chance to discover them."
- Tony Benjamin, Bristol Harbourfest
Sunday, October 6th
Jazz Funk with Tristan: The Spice of Five
Funky rhythm guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section playing solid grooves and tight, punchy arrangements, have since become Tristan's trademark, and this continues with their latest release, The Spice of Five.
All this gives singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her beautiful vocals shine. It will bring you back to that great warm sound of the 70s, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.
While Tristan’s music may sound like bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies - who all produce high energy grooves - what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries is the high quality of the compositions and arrangements.
Tristan's debut release, Full Power - which featured US soul singer Heston, UK saxophone maestro Nigel Hitchcock and legendary American trumpeter Randy Brecker - received rave reviews, while their highly acclaimed follow-up, 2nd Phase, proved that this is a band with something to say, both albums going straight to No 1 in the UK soul charts, while their last offering, Lifestyle, also impressed.
Evelyn Kallansee (Vocals), Coen Molenaar (Hammond & Fender Rhodes), Guy Nikkels (Guitar), Frans Vollink (Electric Bass), Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Drums).
Supported by Going Dutch / Jazz Promotion Network / Dutch Performing Arts.
Support Act: Raz
Taking their name from the musical terms 'Rock' and 'Jazz', Raz is a multi-genre Essex-based trio playing Jazz, Funk, Pop and Rock Fusion.
Formed in May 2014 as a college and university project, Raz seeks to cross the boundaries of musical genres to create a new blend of sound unique to the band.
Dan Goldstone (Guitar), Pera (Electric Bass & Vocals), George Krethlow-Shaw (Drums).
"Tristan are no mere copyists. They have their own sound; they offer real variety, and in singer Evelyn Kallansee have a unique, energized voice."
“It gives me great pleasure to spread the news of Tristan's new album.
Dutch jazz fusion and soul at its finest!
A collection that
will enthral musicians everywhere, and beautifully penned songs with
gorgeous voices!" -
Tickets: £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fees)
Doors: 7.00pm. Raz: 7.30pm. Tristan: 8.45pm