Kika Sprangers Quintet
In her own quintet (Kika Sprangers Quintet), she lets the pure singing voice of Anna Serierse flow seamlessly into her own saxophone sound. Musicians Alessandro Fongaro (bass), Willem Romers (drums) and Koen Schalkwijk (piano and wurlitzer) form the sonically rich and lively rhythm section. These are outspoken musical personalities that flourish in uncompromising ensemble playing, making unexpected decisions, whilst embracing the vocals and saxophone. The quintet is a band of five leaders who are not afraid to take risks. They challenge each other and courageously take turns to bring out the best in one another. The musicians add colour to Kika’s story-telling compositions, which should illustrate a beautiful narrative, she believes. The ensemble is influenced by eminent artists such as Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winstone, Jakob Bro and orchestral albums such as Brad Mehldau’s Highway Rider.
The new album will be released in spring 2022.
KIKA SPRANGERS – saxophone | ANNA SERIERSE – vocal | KOEN SCHALKWIJK – piano and wurlitzer | ALESSANDRO FONGARO – bass | WILLEM ROMERS – drums