Vocalist Vera Naus and guitarist Adam Taylor crossed paths when they both started
their Master’s study at Codarts Rotterdam and started playing together.
In the beginning they interpreted several Jazz tunes, until they decided to create a project in which they could compose their own music.
Inspired by poetry, the two musicians adapt Shakespeare sonnets to music. The music draws on the duo's eclectic influences: jazz, rock, pop and classical music.
SEBASTIAAN VAN BAVEL QUINTET
In 2014 the Sebastiaan van Bavel trio released debut-album" As The Journey Begins" and was instantly awarded a prestigious Edison Award. For the new album "Cosmic Dance" the trio, consisting of Sebastiaan van Bavel (piano), Maciej Domaradzki (bass) and Jimmi Hueting (drums), is completed by saxophone player Jasper Blom and singer Vera Naus. This recording holds six original compositions based on the work of Indian poet Sri Aurobindo. By merging the poetry with the jazz-tradition and elements of Indian and Western classical music, this album marks the next episode of the trio’s musical journey.