|The Buzz Bros Band
Web site: http://www.buzzbrosband.nl/
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The Buzz Bros Band was founded in 2001 by Marnix Busstra and his brother, pianist Berthil – a cooperation that prompted the band's name.
The band has a very recognizable sound, and the four musicians are definitely groundbreakers in the Dutch jazz scene. The music they play can best be described as "adventurous, freely interpreted electric acoustic funky jazz with an ethnic touch”.
Guitarist and composer Marnix Busstra is the musical genius behind the band. All compositions played by the Buzz Bros Band are his. Among his many musical highlights are his collaborations with award-winning vibist Mike Manieri, and vocalist Dianne Reeves, who recognized his craftsmanship as a composer.
Marnix’s brother, Berthil, pianist and co-founder of the band, is a veritable Fender Rhodes specialist, one of the very best in the Dutch jazz scene. Berthil has the ability to express the kind of irrepressible curiosity and creativity that keeps him pushing the musical boundaries of Buzz Bros Band.
The Busstra brothers found a rhythm section that fits in perfectly. These truly heavy cats are drummer Chris Strik and bass player Frans van Geest, who replaced former bassplayer René Dissel in 2008.
The drummer Chris Strik plays brushes only – even the heaviest of grooves. He communicates musical emotions with complete sincerity and charismatic warmth. His ability to rise to the occasion provides a true treat for the audience who typically votes him sweetheart of the band.
Add this to the original creativity of bassplayer Frans van Geest, and you get an incredibly happening rhythm section with a completely individual, versatile, and swinging acoustic groove.
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