A jazz quintet of Hamburg based musicians which incorporates sounds from early 1960s hard-bop era music and blends it with the sounds and rhythms of the modern European jazz scene. The quintet was originally formed in 2021 by Latvian jazz trombone player - Vadims Dmitrijevs. The bands new original program is inspired by their influences,experiences and admirations gained in the city of Hamburg. These compositions were written mostly by Dmitrijevs who at the time of their creation was studying composition under professor Wolf Kerschek. His guidance,musical language and compositional techniques played a very important role during the writing process and his influence can be heard throughout the program.
Chapter I project is a very unique music band formed
by Vadim to record his own original compositions. It is put together
out of most talented young Latvian musicians as well as one more
experienced professional player from Finland.
The group consists of Paula Saija (vocals), Tuomo Uusitalo (piano), Jānis Pastars(guitar), Toms Kursītis (bass), Pauls Kierpe (drums), Artūrs Sebris( saxophone),Reinis Purins (trumpet) and Vadim himself on trombone. The band is best heard on the recently released Chapter I album where it was also joined by vocalists Una Daniela Aizgale and Kitija Blūma as well as young piano player - Matīss Žilinskis
The Hamburg based band FlipFlap incorporates influences from funk, hiphop and jazz into their own compositions and arrangements. The band came together in the summer of 2020 and since then has been creating their sound, which is characterized by driving grooves and improvisation. In addition to their own compositions, FlipFlap pays tribute to the funk bands that have inspired the band on their journey. Lettuce, Incognito and Phat Phunktion are some of these funk bands that FlipFlap incorporates into their program and brings to life anew with their incomparable sound.