JAZZ BY THE BEACH STAGE – SATURDAY : 3rd December 2016
10.40pm – 11.25pm
A Rotterdam based, fusion band, Marutyri’s deep and solid grooves, intense harmonies, story telling solos and the well-arranged parts, make them unique in today’s tougher-than-ever music world.
The founders of the band became friends back in 2011 whilst studying at Codarts – the conservatory of Rotterdam. After individually going through various different bands and projects, they decided to team up, make and produce their own fusion style music.
Formed in September 2014, the band got off to a flying start when they released their first EP “The First One” and in the following year (2015), performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, won the prestigious NPO Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award for Best Talent and were invited a number of times to appear on the popular Dutch TV-show “De Wereld Draait Door”. Their 2nd EP “The Tribe” was released in June 2015 to critical acclaim and on April 7th 2016, the band released their album: “Inner Movements”.
Marutyri is Rik van der Ouw (bass guitar, synth bass), Ruud van Halder (guitars), Thijmen Oberink (keyboards), Maurice Slot (drums), Roy Gielesen (percussions), Dennis te Woerd (tenor saxophone), Floris Windey (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Yiannis Marinos (trombone).
Marutyri’s appearance at The Penang island Jazz Festival is supported by Fonds Podium Kunsten