Kapok

Live Act Jazz
Kapok - Jazz Live Act in Amsterdam

Kapok Short Info

Horn, guitar and drums, Kapok makes free, wild, adventurous music

KAPOK is a young and unusual trio. The band combines elements from very different genres and traditions: the energy and compact form of pop and funk; the grooves and percussion of roots music; the interaction and abstract sounds of free improvisation; and the phrasing and harmonies of jazz.
Even their line up is unusual – there is no bass, the drum kit is one of a kind, and the melody instrument is the French horn. Using all these elements, KAPOK creates music that is new and recognisable at the same time, and keeps pulling the rug out from under the listener’s feet. Music that can be tight, energetic and controlled, only to veer suddenly into abstract free improvisation.
Their debut album FLATLANDS was widely praised by the Dutch press and their second album, KAPOK (2014), won the Edison Jazz Publieksprijs (audience award). Furthermore, they won the Dutch Jazz Competition in 2012 and the European Jazz Competition in 2013. Their third album, GLASS TO SAND was released on September 6th 2015 and got only **** stars reviews.

Horn, guitar and drums, Kapok makes free, wild, adventurous music

KAPOK is a young and unusual trio. The band combines elements from very different genres and traditions: the energy and compact form of pop and funk; the grooves and percussion of roots music; the interaction and abstract sounds of free improvisation; and the phrasing and harmonies of jazz.
Even their line up is unusual – there is no bass, the drum kit is one of a kind, and the melody instrument is the French horn. Using all these elements, KAPOK creates music that is new and recognisable at the same time, and keeps pulling the rug out from under the listener’s feet. Music...

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Past Gigs Kapok

  • 02 | 2016 Mechelen (B) Brandt!
  • 02 | 2016 Tilburg (NL) Paradox
  • 02 | 2016 Abcoude (NL) Jazzhuis
  • 02 | 2016 Nijmegen (NL) Brebl
  • 01 | 2016 Leiden (NL) Leidse Schouwburg
  • 12 | 2015 Almere (NL) First Friday
  • 10 | 2015 Rotterdam (NL) Jazz International
  • 09 | 2015 Vlieland (NL) Into the Great Wide Open
  • 09 | 2015 Amsterdam (NL) Bimhuis
  • 08 | 2015 Rees (D) Haldern Pop
  • 07 | 2015 's-Schravenland (NL) Wonderfeel
  • 06 | 2015 Leiden (NL) Summer jazz
  • 05 | 2015 Ulsan (South-Korea) Ulsan Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Istanbul/Ankara Cer Modern
  • 07 | 2014 Rotterdam (NL) North Sea Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Nijmegen (NL) Music Meeting
  • 01 | 2014 Brussels (B) Winterjazz

Discography Kapok

  • 2015 Glass to Sand Album | Kerfstok Records
  • 2014 Kapok Album | Challenge
  • 2012 Flatlands Album | Kytopia

Media

  • Sound Kapok - Glass to Sand priva...
  • Video Kapok - Kraslot (official v...

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Morris Kliphuis French horn, cornet
  • Remco Menting Drums, percussion
  • Timon Koomen Guitar