Thomas Hilbrandie Born in 1978 in Assen (The Netherlands), he got his formal training as a musician at The Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, City of Leeds College of Music in Great Britain and The Collective in New York City. As an active member of the Dutch jazz scene, Thomas performed on national and international venues with a vast variety of musicians (e.g. Don Braden, Ralph Peterson, Roy Hargrove, Behsat Uvez, Benny Bailey, Fay Claassen) besides being a member of the latin-jazz-pop formation Bongomatik and the North European Jazz Orchestra. www.thomashilbrandie.nl
Andreas Metzler born 1974 in Bern (Switzerland) has been an active member of the Amsterdam jazz scene. In 2015 he immigrated to Istanbul. He has played at a number of national and international occasions with local and international musicians (Gary Smulyan, Dick Oatts, David Friedman, Okay Temiz, Tony Miceli, Benni von Gutzeit, Patrick Manzecchi, John Engels, Hein van der Gaag, Saskia Laroo, Michiel Borstlap...). Andreas has played in many different groups and styles: Ton Art Ensemble (experimental/avantgarde) Hamburg 1998, Shibly Band (worldmusic) Skopje Acoustic Festival 2001, at many clubs and festivals since 2006, Nomy Rosenberg Trio (Gypsy Jazz) 2009, and many more. Since a couple of years he performs also solo "BASSOLUTIONS" with electronics and loops. www.bassolutions.eu
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