Joao Driessen – T.Sax, EWI
Michael Rörby – Trombone
Mihail Ivanov – Bass
Srdjan Ivanovic – Drums, Percussion, Loops
This young band takes regard of no musical borders. They mix everything they like and feels good in order to take the listeners to a trip in their own world. Just like being on a market on which you can find everything from dates to cheap electronics.
Their diverse european background (Balkan, Scandinavia, West-europe) mixes in with their mutual language of Jazz and while the music relies on melody, rhythm and interplay, the absence of a chord instrument gives enough space for electronic sounds and loops.
In short time of existance they have managed to win the Dutch Jazz Competition, the Holland Casino Jazz&Pop Award and have played 3 times at the North Sea Jazz Festival (2008, 2009, 2010) and performed at festivals in Serbia, Greece and Brazil. BQ took part in the Young VIPs tour 2009, a 10 concert tour in some of the best dutch venues.
Their debut album Finding A Way, released in September 2009 by Challenge Records Int. recieved only good critics from magazines and newspapers.
They have recently recorded their second album with producer and guest guitarist/vocalis the cult artist from Yugoslavia - Rambo Amadeus. The album is to be released shortly.