Jazz is for all ages,
…the Simio Jazz Trio shows that.
From the moment that Sergio Abdoelrahman, Tim van Emmerloot and Cas Jiskoot got together and started making music, something special evolved. The music allowed them to share emotions and stories to create a unique sound: ‘Modern jazz with experimental – sometimes explosive – improvisation’; New Jazz. That is how their own compositions can be described.
Sergio and Tim met each other in the beginning of 2017 at the School for Young Talent program by the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Within the first couple of weeks after meeting, a strong connection developed. They played together more and more: small cafes and big festivals; the Goois Jazz Festival, Mahogany hall… There was a symbiosis. At the end of 2017 Cas Jiskoot joined them due to the special musical bond that formed within a few performances. This bond grew stronger and resulted in the founding of the Simio Jazz Trio, officially June 8th 2018.
After playing together and recording their debut EP June 9th at the Vanmerloot Music Pros, it became clear that this group had something special. They connected both on musical grounds as on a personal level. They believe in what they do, their music and their group.
They got recognised quickly, by producers (Emile Bode, Juan van Emmerloot), record labels (MUSIC, New Jazz Adventure) and radio programs (Sublime FM, NPO2).
“Yes, this is great jazz music, but the high quality of their playing is remarkable considering their age” – Emile Bode (Producer/Label owner)
‘Jazz is a language for us. We play with unity and communicate with each other in an organic and natural way. We embrace our different influences from other music genres. We create a sound of our own.’ The Simio Jazz Trio researches within the music itself. They seek boundaries and expresse themself in music regardless of opinions: ‘Music has to feel right, like any art’. ‘It has to, in our opinion, be able to transport you to another reality, another world.’
For them, music means freedom, exploration and conveying inexplicable emotion that no words can. They are therefore who they are with a shared vision: Music is art. Passion, creativity and life journey-emotions come together in a pure, free form which is their distinguished way of playing: Listeners are drawn into the story of Simio Jazz Trio.
1st August 2018 their debut EP ‘Delusional’ has been released.
Four tracks, three written by Sergio Abdoelrahman (Delusional, Overtone, Pulse) and one by Tim van Emmerloot (Speech). Together, they finished the compositions and made it their own. Combined with their original sound and their visions, this EP takes you on an adventure: Each song is a passage in the bigger picture of a life journey. This journey is called Delusional.
‘Every composition is a chapter where our emotions and personal stories form the thread. Our fused stories create, for anyone that listens to us, a personal experience, fitting in the life events one might have gone through.’ This is an important and unique aspect of the Simio Jazz Trio’s music: A gesamtwerk of a fictional character.
Pictures by Mark van Reusel