Braskiri

Live Act Jazz Free Improvisation Melodic
Braskiri - Jazz Free Improvisation Melodic Live Act in Nieuwegein

Braskiri Short Info

Since the 90’s, bandleaders Dirk Balthaus and Bert Lochs have been developing and playing their ever growing repertoire .Their debut quartet CD 'Tales of the frog' was closely followed by 'The Healing'. After a short explorative break with other bands, the duo teamed up again with a whole new vision. Lochs' adventurous and lyrical playing and Balthaus' refined and colorful touch had further progressed, they complement each other wonderfully and make for a fascinating world of sound.
Their latest, international project Braskiri was founded in 2014. For this they attracted the illustrious Dutch drummer Wim Kegel and the young Norwegian tuba virtuoso Steffen Granly. The debut album from 2015 “Killing the Mozzarella” (released by Berthold Records, Bremen) proved that lyricism, groove and free impro don’t exclude each other, but can create a novel, wonderfully fresh and synergistic mix. After a successful release tour in The Netherlands and Germany, the band is now focusing on festivals and clubs all over Europe.

Quotes from the press:
“Monumental ensemble playing”
“The album on which they brilliantly set the Jazz tradition on fire...”
“…technical brilliance and emotional warmth”

Braskiri plays regularly at European Jazz venues.

Bert Lochs-trumpet
Dirk Balthaus-piano
Steffen Granly-tuba
Wim Kegel-drums

Since the 90’s, bandleaders Dirk Balthaus and Bert Lochs have been developing and playing their ever growing repertoire .Their debut quartet CD 'Tales of the frog' was closely followed by 'The Healing'. After a short explorative break with other bands, the duo teamed up again with a whole new vision. Lochs' adventurous and lyrical playing and Balthaus' refined and colorful touch had further progressed, they complement each other wonderfully and make for a fascinating world of sound.
Their latest, international project Braskiri was founded in 2014. For this they attracted the illustrious Dutch drummer Wim Kegel and the young Norwegian tub...

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Past Gigs Braskiri

  • 11 | 2016 Soest Artishock
  • 07 | 2016 Rotterdam North Sea Jazz
  • 05 | 2016 's-Hertogenbosch Jazz in Duketown
  • 03 | 2016 Capelle a/d/ Ijssel Van Capellenhuis
  • 03 | 2016 Ellecom De Kapel
  • 02 | 2016 Bremen MIBnight Jazzfestival
  • 01 | 2016 Utrecht Theater De Witte Lelie
  • 01 | 2016 Amsterdam Cottonclub
  • 01 | 2016 Rotterdam De Doelen / Vrijdag in de Flip
  • 12 | 2015 Haarlem Pletterij/
  • 12 | 2015 Oldenburg Wilhelm 13
  • 12 | 2015 Leusden De Til / LJAZZINNLeusden
  • 12 | 2015 Kirchheim Club Bastion
  • 12 | 2015 Oberhausen Jazzkarussell im Gdanska
  • 11 | 2015 Heerlen JazzOUT! Festival in Parkstad Limburg Theater
  • 07 | 2015 Trier Jazz im Brunnenhof
  • 02 | 2015 Nijmegen Brebl
  • 02 | 2015 Utrecht Vredenburg,/Tivoli, Cloud Nine
  • 03 | 2014 Kassel Staatstheater (Trio)
  • 03 | 2014 Rüsselsheim Das Rind (Trio)
  • 10 | 2012 Oslo European Jazz Night (Trio)
  • 07 | 2010 Rotterdam North Sea Jazz (Trio)

Discography Braskiri

  • 2015 Killing the Mozzarella Album | Berthold Records

Media

  • Video Braskiri - Killing the Moz...
  • Video Braskiri - Pic de Bugarach

Fan Radar

372 Fans
247 Follower

Origin

  • Nieuwegein NL

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Bert Lochs trumpet/flugelhorn
  • Dirk Balthaus piano/fender rhodes
  • Steffen Granly tuba
  • Wim Kegel drums