Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet
Hendrik Meurkens, Harmonica, Vibes
Misha Tsiganov, Piano
Gustavo Amarante, Bass
Adriano Santos, Drums
From tranquil Bossa Nova treatments to burning New York Samba Jazz versions by the way of inspired Chorinhos and in-the-pocket Sambafunk, The Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet explores the wide terrain of Brazilian Jazz. The unique sound of the band is defined by Hendrik Meurkens’ trademark sound of Jazz harmonica and vibes plus the immensely swinging rhythm section of Misha Tsiganov, Gustavo Amarante and Adriano Santos.
The group explores the Great Brazilian Songbook from a Jazz point of view and features compositions by Hendrik Meurkens, many of which are documented on his numerous CDs. The band has recorded 12 CDs, five of them for the prestigious Concord Label. Hendrik’s latest release, SAMBA TO GO!, is the culmination of his lifelong love of Brazilian music.
Hendrik Meurkens- Wolfgang Köhler Duo