The name of the Dutch band Windstreken will sound strange to non-Dutch people. It has a double meaning. Literally ‘windstreken’ can be translated as ‘corners of the earth’, but there is a playful association as well: ‘wind’ refers to the wind instruments the band uses.
Windstreken combines jazz improvisation with medieval and contemporary classical music as well as Indian and North African traditions. The eclectic line-up of alto flute, saxophone, ud, classical organ, cello and percussion is further enhanced with the special addition of some renowned guest musicians, Nicole Jordan (soprano) and Leonard Evers (trumpet/flugelhorn).
Windstreken was founded in 2004 by flutist/saxophonist Pieter de Mast. The band has released five cd’s and performed on many national and international stages, for example, the international Organ Festival, Malta Arts Festival, Gaudeamus Festival and Sfinks mixed (B).
Pieter de Mast (soprano saxophone & flutes)
Sebastiaan van Delft (organ, harmonium, Fender Rhodes)
Kamal Hors (ud & voice)
Jörg Brinkmann (cello)
Udo Demandt (percussion)
Nicole Jordan (soprano)
Leonard Evers (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Oene van Geel (viola)