Trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart is a highly sought after trumpeter on the Belgian and European scene and has played in many European ensembles including the European Youth Jazz orchestra. Jean-Paul believes in playing with seriously talented musicians from his own generation and for his own “piano less” trio he plays with double bass player Sam Gerstmans and the drummer Antoine Pierre.
Jean-Paul Estievenart – Trumpet
Sam Gerstmans – Bass
Antoine Pierre – Drums
Valia Calda was founded in London by Thodoris and Nikos Ziarkas. A project that combines their mutual interest for composing music which draws influences from the Greek Folk tradition whilst involves through free improvisation.
A diverse rhythmic language and a vast variety of sonic possibilities are brought into compositions, merged with arrangements of folk tunes. The material is embraced by each member’s unique approach and creativity, exploring collectively the group’s musical boundaries.
Sam Warner – trumpet/flugelhorn
James Allsopp – bass clarinet
Nikos Ziarkas – guitar/electronics
Thodoris Ziarkas – double bass
Gaspar Sena – drums