BRUUT1

Live Act Jazz
BRUUT1 - Jazz Live Act in Amsterdam

BRUUT1 Short Info

Something went terribly wrong a few seconds before BRUUT! had even played their first note in front of a live audience. They were introduced in a way that made the musicians realise that their expectations were very different from that of the host and public. Even though all the band members are all highly skilled and trained musicians, capable of recreating any atmosphere, they were being expected to produce only one.

A collective chill went down their spine as they heard ‘’Okay ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for this.... jazz band!’’ Yes, ‘jazz’ is not a word the knowledgeable like to use… And so when the band walked on stage they were confronted with hundreds of shiny faces hungry for loudness, sweat and never ending grooves. The party organisers had made a fatal mistake…

Under the influence of an overly-high stage, overly large amplifiers and an overly sweaty audience, this evening produced a single mission. Within seconds the musical direction of the band was set. A misunderstanding – and BRUUT! – was born.

BRUUT! and the superjazz formula
So where does this bring us? To the surrealism of Quentin Tarantino films, second-hand records and old Westerns. To the vibe of lava lamps and Photoshopped boogaloo, to a 1960s that is as unfocused as the 1960s you see on Youtube…BRUUT! swings hard. They balance the colourful with the unpolished, and the danceable with the listenable. In short: BRUUT! is all about super jazz.

Internationally the band keeps expanding their territories with shows in: Japan, Poland, Burkina Faso, Germany, England, South-Africa, Spain, Surinam, Turkey and Belgium.

BRUUT!’s very successful self-titled debut album was released in 2012. With the second album ‘FIRE’ (2013) and third studio album ‘Mad Pack’ (2015) BRUUT! further established their fame as one of the most creative and energetic jazz bands of our time.

Something went terribly wrong a few seconds before BRUUT! had even played their first note in front of a live audience. They were introduced in a way that made the musicians realise that their expectations were very different from that of the host and public. Even though all the band members are all highly skilled and trained musicians, capable of recreating any atmosphere, they were being expected to produce only one.

A collective chill went down their spine as they heard ‘’Okay ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for this.... jazz band!’’ Yes, ‘jazz’ is not a word the knowledgeable like to use… And so when the band walked on stage they ...

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Media

  • Video BRUUT! - Promo
  • Video BRUUT - Lou (Live @ Bimhuis...

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Maarten Hogenhuis Sax
  • Folkert Oosterbeek Hammond
  • Thomas Rolff Double Bass
  • Felix Schlarmann Drums