This august Matthijs Geerts Group is playing at Amersfoort Jazz Festival.
Itai Weissman – (EWI)
Matthijs Geerts – (Grand/Keys)
Thomas Pol – (Double Bass)
Davy Andy Henket – (Drums)
”Virtuoso music played with flair and a striking looseness. Despite many fast notes, the grooves continue to breathe.”
Keyboardist Matthijs Geerts is a much sought-after session musician. He steps into the spotlight with the Matthijs Geerts Group and the debut album ‘Lost In Reverse’ (2021). His music connects acoustic and electronic worlds. That helps him to create contemporary jazz in its most hybrid form. During the pandemic, he had time to work on his own material. He sent demos to some old friends of Codarts. In the rehearsals, the music was further shaped. This resulted in deep harmonic structures and nuanced sound textures. Virtuoso music played with flair and a striking looseness. Despite many fast notes, the grooves continue to breathe. Roland Huguenin
Between the photos of the Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz Gutiérrez, better known as Korda, a performance by the Matthijs Geerts Group in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen. Keyboardist and composer Matthijs Geerts plays with Thomas Pol on bass, Itai Weissman on EWI and Davy Andy Henket on drums. After many years of working as a session musician, now was the time to release his own record. In 2021 he released ‘Lost in Reverse’. He describes his music as: “a new template to connect the acoustic and electronic worlds. It is contemporary jazz in its most hybrid form.” Geerts plays three layered pieces from his new album with his group. Geerts: “Every composition has its own story to tell. Sometimes we call it energy, energy that we translate into music through composition and improvisation.”
Yesterday I’ve had a lot of fun playing with Joao Driessen, Johannes Fend and Davy Henket.
Some pictures below of the performance shot by Eric van den Akker.
Vrije Geluiden (VPRO) asked me to play a TV recording at the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen.
This session will be shot in May and will be broadcasted on 19th of June on NPO 2.
I’m excited to share with you that my band has been selected for the semi-finals of Karel van Eerd Music Awards
Besides votes from an expert jury we need votes from the public, this means you! If you like to help us reach the final you can vote down below, this gives us a chance to get a huge tour production deal across Europe.
After clicking on the link go to page 2 and click on VOTE (next to) Matthijs Geerts Band. Then slide all 3 sliders to the right, fill out your mailadres and click save. Voting can be done until 20th of April. Your help will be much much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Still on ‘cloud nine’ since my release concert at Tivolivredenburg. A great evening organised by ZenneZ Records to present my debut album ‘Lost In Reverse’ to a live audience. I want to thank everyone who came out last Tuesday. Pictures below by Eric van Nieuwland.
Jazzflits Review “…The alternation of fat grooves, odd time signatures, atmospheric parts and beautiful solos by all musicians makes this a very interesting CD. (…) Very worthwhile!…”
IO Pages Review ‘’…This CD consists of seven wonderful produced dynamic compositions where Geerts acoustic piano, surprising synthesizer sounds and intriguing electronics combines with virtuoso playing. In terms of style we have to think about a modern version of The Chick Corea Elektric Band…’’