Something About Sanna

This sparkling trio that has played at leading venues and festivals, now has performed on our stage in Club Cinetone. "Something about Sanna" was founded in the summer of 2017 when Sanna van Vliet (vocals/piano), Sven Schuster (bass) and Joost Kesselaar (drums) worked together for the first time. We clicked musically very well; there was spontaneity, alertness and room for musical twists. The musicians complement each other well because they all come from a different musical background. Reviews: "The trio sounds fresh and energetic. Highlights are the wonderful groove, the melodic bass playing and the extremely pleasant vocals and swinging piano playing. The trio plays jazz with an infectious funky groove and the songs remain captivating because of the energy that the band continues to convey." Music world “A pleasant surprise: swinging songs that seem to have a longer life than many contemporary compositions usually are. Sanna van Vliet is an excellent singer and pianist with a talent for composition. A trio with its own sound.” Klaas Koopman, The New Muse. Something about Sanna are: Sanna van Vliet (vocals & piano) graduated for two main subjects in jazz singing and jazz piano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She has performed in more than 15 countries, including The Azores, Thailand, South Korea, Poland, Norway and Denmark. She released 4 CDs under her own name and performed with Joe Cohn, Eef Albers, Jarmo Hoogendijk and Ben vd Dungen, Frans Elsen, Cees Slinger, John Engels, Wouter Hamel and The Beets Brothers. Sanna is a regular teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and has developed her own method for vocal improvisation. During his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Joost Kesselaar (drums) was invited to study with Jeff Hamilton in Los Angeles. He was also taught by John Riley, Idris Muhammed and Andrew Cyrille. He played with Kenny Wheeler, Benny Bailey, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Cedar Walton and played at leading festivals such as the NSJ-Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Het Bimhuis, Birdland (NY) and gave workshops in Damascus and Jakarta. Today Joost is a drum teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory. Sven Schuster (bass) started playing the double bass when he was sixteen. He studied in Graz, Austria and at the Conservatory in Hilversum. Sven has performed with Gregory Porter, Lalah Hathaway and Oleta Adams, among others. Sven is bandleader, composer and arranger of the Amstel Bigband. De Volkskrant wrote about the CD "Three is a Crowd" by the Sven Schuster Quartet: "Schuster himself is a convincing soloist, warm and melodic; his ironed lament in Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is daring and poignant.”