Grachtenfestival: Nina Rompa Trio
Gijs Idema (guitar) and Nina Rompa (vocals) started as a duo in the last few years of their studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. First they only played jazz standards, later they made arrangements together. After many duo concerts and some first compositions of their own, they started working on their first album after their studies. They wanted to give an extra color to the music and the sound of Mo van der Does on clarinet turned out to be a nice addition.
In this unusual line-up, the three musicians play colorful, dreamy chamber music. Shortly before the lockdown they recorded their debut album on “Just Listen Records”, which will be released in the autumn. The CD consists for the most part of own compositions, that are strongly rooted in jazz, but contain many influences from modern and classical music. Simple and harmonious, but also dissonant and stormy, the sounds of the three instruments together form one whole.
Tickets via www.grachtenfestival.nl