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Netherlands Jazz Quintet starring Goan youth to perform in Benaulim

The international act Quintiz from Netherlands will be in Goa on Monday as part of their all India tour. They will be performing at The Farm House, Bar & Bistro, Benaulim.

19th August 2017, 04:55 Hrs

Quintiz is a a Jazz/Jazz-Fusion quintet from Maastricht, Netherlands. Formed in September 2016, they started off as a trio playing jazz standards at quite a few gigs across Maastricht. "Each performance promises to be honest, full of energy and will make you smile during and after," said a band member. However the driving force behind the band is their passion for writing original music, which is the key to success in today's music world.
They majorly look up to big names like Snarky Puppy and of course the Brad Mehldao Trio, who are currently at the top of today's modern jazz world. Having been inspired by such Grammy winning artists, the band expanded into a quintet, which was the finishing touches to all the arrangements that Tizaan Alphonso, the main man, had in mind. Alpshono who hails from Goa is looking forward to playing at his home state. He led an European band in his first year at Conservatorium Maastricht, Netherlands where he stood first in Jazz Piano and Jazz vocals. He is the composer and song writer of the band. Tizaan who holds a bachelor degree in business management from Wolverhampton University London, created and launched his own music album ‘ Take a chance', at the age of 19 (year 2013), with his band Groove Gully, a pop - funk - jazz band. The album was marketed by Universal Music around the globe through i Tunes and Crescendo Music in India.
An advocate for jazz for many years, Tizaan accompanied by his band consisting of young jazz cats - Pierre Vyncke (saxophone and flute), Philip PK Cho (guitar), Cody Soudant (bass), Joey Schins - (drums) is sure to hold the audience captive. Quintiz also features the supremely talented Zian Bhamgara from Mumbai on vocals. The other cities on their tour circuit includes Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.
Together as a band, their sound is unique; their goal being to make jazz music that is not only harmonically and rhythmically challenging, but also which is appealing to the crowd. They believe in the future of jazz which is as Miles Davis once said, "Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around."

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