NABIL KHEMIR BAND

The Tunisian virtuoso oud and guitar Nabil Khemir, teamed with the Dutch artists Progjazz, Stormvogel (piano, synthesizers), Onno Witte (drums) and David de Marez Oyens (bass). The quartet is preparing a new album in 2017 (with the works of Nabil striving to create a dynamic exchange between the Tunisian punic jazz, European improv and World Fusion Stormvogel, Witte and De Marez Oyens contribute to the Dutch Prog Jazz as instrumentalists, composers, group leaders, organizers of concerts and festivals, writers, readers and teachers in major academies in the Netherlands and abroad, often in projects and related groups.

Stormvogel has worked with Theodossii Spassov, Tommy Smith (KARMA), Roman Stolyar, Joe Bowie, Niladri Kumar, Chander Sardjoe, Thomas W. Andersen and a range of jazz and fusion masters such as Lucas van Merwijk, Tineke Postma, Eef Albers and Ben Van den Dungen, Rob van den Broeck, Jeroen Pek (PWS), Oene van Geel, Wieke Garcia, Arno van Nieuwenhuize and Metropole Orchestra soloists such as Ruud Breuls, Leo Janssen, Marc Scholten and Bart van Lier. With his own groups ALTER EGO JAZZBAROCK CONSORTS, GAEA and BOHEMIAN GROOVE ORCHESTRA and his Festival of Muzen (2006-2015), he became known in Dutch Prog Jazz, combining free improvisation with the composition of strange counters, integrating analog synthesizers come art.

Onno Witte is an internationally renowned drummer and percussionist, working with top Dutch and international jazz, fusion, Latin and rock artists, such as Anton Goudsmit, Randal Corsen, Jasper Blom, Volker Winck, Rob van Den Broeck, Jeroen Pek and many others. . Son of keyboardist progrock Frank Witte and influenced by the master drummers of jazz, Strawinsky, Zappa and Magma, Onno combines adventurous percussion with an original and original mentality. He has released several albums in the areas of progjazz and jazzrock, in addition to his own band WILDCARD, as well as PitchWhiteStorm, Pitch Plot, Alter Ego Jazzbarock Consort, Wieke Garcia and Bohemian Groove.

David de Marez Oyens worked with Michel Petrucciani, Ennio Morricone, Louis Sclavis, Richard Hallebeek, Jan Akkerman, Eef Albers, Kas Lux, Eric Vaarzon Morel, Oene van Geel, Denise Jannah, Thijs van Leer, Jeroen Pek, Rafael Reina and Nero Ranjan. Biswas and a wide range of world-renowned Dutch and international artists in jazz, rock and fusion such as Stéphane Galland, Didier Lockwood, Tommy Smith, Halle Larsson and Serge Lazarevic. Son of the well-known and influential Dutch composer Tera by Marez Oyens (Dutch electronic vintage), David studied all genres of jazz, alongside African rhythms in Africa and Indian techniques (Karnatic). He worked with Stormvogel and Witte in PitchWhiteStorm, Alter Ego Jazzbarock Consort, GAEA and Bohemian Groove.

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