Kika Sprangers Quintet

2015 – present

Colourful modern jazz with an emphasis on story, melancholy and sound is my aim with my quintet. The combination of electric bass, guitar and piano opens up the road to a wide range of harmonic sounds and soundscapes. We work towards collective freedom in the ensemble by making the most of the space in the compositional framework. The group has grown and got stronger over the last three years. Our debut concert in February 2016 was in Brebl, Nijmegen. In August of that year, I played my graduation concert (at the Utrecht Conservatory) with my Large Ensemble and quintet in TivoliVredenburg. The EP Leaves of Lily (in collaboration with the Large Ensemble) and concerts at the Transition Festival, the LantarenVenster in Amsterdam, Jazz in Duketown and North Sea Jazz (on the Volga podium) were a wonderful follow-up. We toured Indonesia in November of this year.

Kika Sprangers – saxen
Eric Brugmans – gitaar
Manuel Wouthuysen – piano
Danny van Ruitenburg – bas
Willem Romers – drums