About us

Jazz, contemporary and classical are among the many genres the band uses to sculpture their narrative and filmic sound. Spoken presents a modern and exciting repertoire, with an interesting mixture of the many beautiful sounds of the saxophone. They execute this in a personal and original style, with appreciation of the rich jazz history, lightly topped with a healthy dose of humor.

Today, Spoken is challenged by drummer/percussionist/composer extraordinaire Friso van Wijck, as a full band member. With his fresh percussion playing and open-minded attitude, he always manages to complement the sound of the four saxophones.

At the moment, Spoken is doing the project SPOKEN + 2 with Sanne Huijbregts, a talented Dutch singer. With her beautiful voice, distinctive lyrics and original compositions, it is a thrill for the band to play with her. We are eager to play more with this great new project!

>Stephanie Francke (Alto / Soprano)
Wietse Voermans (Alto)
Viktor Perdieus (Tenor)
Ruben Verbruggen (Baritone)
+ 2
Sanne Huijbregts (Voice / Loopstation)
Friso van Wijck (Percussion)

SPOKEN + 2 Winner Keep an Eye Awards The Records

On December 8th, SPOKEN + 2 was in the finals of the Keep an Eye Competition – The Records. From 33 bands, eight bands performed during the finals in the BIMhuis.

And the Jury, saxophone players Tineke Postma and Joris Roelofs, pianist Martin Fondse, programmer Frank van Berkel and guitarist Jan Formannoy, decided that SPOKEN + 2 was one of the three winning bands!

Coming January, we will record our debut album, we’ll keep you posted!

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Upcoming concerts

  • SPOKEN + 2 | MURAKAMI FESTIVAL SS boot, Rotterdam
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  • SPOKEN + 2 | LIVINGROOM CONCERT Den Haag, NL
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  • ALBUM RECORDINGS ACE studios, BE
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Past Concerts

2017

Dec 9, Keep An Eye, The Records BIMhuis Amsterdam
Dec 8, Splendor Amsterdam
Dec 2, Livingroom concert Haarlem
Dec 1, livingroom concert Den Haag
Nov 18, Cutting Edge Jazzfestival Den Haag
Nov 17, Huiskamerconcert Lier
Nov 12, Huiskamerconcert Broek in Waterland
Aug 12, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
July 2, NSRT Rotterdam
July 1, Huiskamerconcert Den Haag
June 24, Jazzboot Rotterdam
March 31, Jazz International Rotterdam De Doelen Rotterdam


2016

Okt 14, Jazz zolder Mechelen
Aug 21, Prive concert Dordrecht
July 17, Summertime festival Den Haag
June 24, North Sea Round Town Rotterdam
June 5, City Art Rotterdam
June 2, Huiskamerconcert Izegem
May 8, Dag van de Rotterdamse Jazz
May 3, De Nieuwe Regenter Den Haag
Feb 25, Het Klokhuis Antwerpen
Feb 21, De Nieuwe Ruimte Rotterdam
Feb 7, Jazz in Crooswijk Rotterdam
Feb 6, Huiskamerconcert Kontich
Jan 28, Huiskamerconcert Den Haag

Photos

Thanks to Pull & Over photographs

Contacts

Stephanie NL: +31 6 25572493
Ruben BE: +32 4 76523307
spokenquartet [at] gmail.com