"Tristan were an absolute blast! They nailed it right from the first number, impressing the audience with their exemplary musicianship and original compositions." Steve Wright, Jazz Curator, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, UK
"Tristan's uplifting grooves and consummate musicianship provided an upbeat energy that well fitted our festival vibe. Hopefully more UK audiences will get the chance to discover them." Tony Benjamin, Bristol Harbour-festival, UK
“It gives me great pleasure to spread the news of Tristan's new album. Dutch jazz fusion and soul at it's finest! A collection of instrumentals that will enthrall musicians everywhere and beautifully penned songs with gorgeous voices! Check it out! Peace..." Bluey (Incognito)
". . . an uncompromising recipe of Tower of Power’s funky jazz hits, Toto’s slick pop/R&B crossover arrangements and Steely Dan’s intricate pop/jazz melodies." SoulTracks
"Doesn't look like you need the Hampton Horns anymore! haha! Wow…. it sounds great, I love you guys" Randy Brecker
JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL WITH TRISTAN
Dutch five-piece Tristan's music can be best described as feel-good vintage Acid Jazz, with the energy, vibe and sounds of today, performed by some of the best contemporary pop/jazz musicians from Europe.
Funky rhythm guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section that has been performing together for decades playing solid grooves and tight, punchy arrangements that have since become their trademark. All this underpins singer Evelyn Kallansee's stunningly beautiful vocals. It will take you back to that great warm sound of the 70's, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.
While Tristan’s music may sound like bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies - who all produce high energy grooves – what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries is the high quality of the compositions and arrangements.
Tristan's debut release, ‘Full Power’ - which featured US soul singer Heston, UK saxophone maestro Nigel Hitchcock and legendary American trumpeter Randy Brecker - received rave reviews, while their highly acclaimed follow-up, ‘2nd Phase’, proved that this is a band with something to say, both albums going straight to No 1 in the UK soul charts. The group continued to surprise again, with ‘Lifestyle’ . Tristan’s third album, has been released in spring 2016 and is received enormous:
‘Lifestyle’, Tristan’s third album, (released Spring 2016) and has been received enormous:
o Jazz FM , A-list for 8 weeks
o Live @ Jazz FM
o Live @ BBC radio Robert Elms
o NPO Jazz & Soul playlist for over 8 weeks
o Praising reviews in OOR , Blues &Soul Magazine, Platomania.
o 34 in UK soulchart top 100,
o Best soul album and band 2016 - Colourful Radio UK
o Bright Star Award 2016– nomation Best Soul/R&B Album, Best Band
Due to this success they've been touring Japan, France, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Romania to name a few. In 2017, they released worldwide a 'live in concert' album with an extended band. Their new album was recorded with, 'the 5-piece core' of the band only. Pure, energetic, groovy songs will appear on their 'The Spice of Five' album (Release April 2019)