Under the Surface is a new Dutch trio who met in 2015 as an
initiative of the Dutch foundation Beaux Jazz which offers young
talents artistic support. The young singer Sanne Rambags come
up with an adventurous group together with guitarist Bram
Stadhouders and drummer Joost Lijbaart.
Their debut album was released in March 2017 on the Dutch label
Challenge Records and got great reviews. The universal language
in their music brought the group to major festivals in Mali, Mexico,
China, Norway, India and the Netherlands.
Drummer Joost Lijbaart (Amsterdam 1967) belongs to the top of
the Dutch jazz scene, Bram Stadhouders (Tilburg 1987) is one of
the most promising new young musicians in the European
improvisation circuit and he received many awards and Sanne
Rambags (Tilburg 1994) is one of the few singers of her
generation who is able to improvise in a very open way,
sometimes with self-written texts and poems, sometimes by
positioning herself completely between the musicians.
This gives her voice an instrumental function which is beautifully in
line with the open group sound and the playing of Lijbaart and
Under the Surface is a unique trio of three musicians from different
generations who have found each other in a common urge to
search for space and silence through improvisation.
An extraordinary and thrilling combination. Dutch vocalist Sanne
Rambags is a storyteller who balances between magic and reality.
And that for a 22 year old girl. (Erno Elzinga – Jazzenzo)
The listener gets enchanted by the beautiful and exact playing.
(Gijsbert Kramer - De Volkskrant)