Chamber9 – the Beauty of String Instruments, Vocals and Jazz rhythm

Chamber9 is an ensemble founded in 2019.
The ensemble consists of 9 musicians, including 2 guitars, jazz vocals, string quartet and rhythm section. The sensuous and elegant combination of ‘modern’ and ‘classical’ string instruments highlights their luscious beauty and warmth in harmonically rich arrangements, supported by a hard swinging rhythm section with on top the vocal power of one of Europe’s best jazz singers.


Chamber9 has a unique sound and vision on the musical material they present. A somewhat classicist approach in form and expression is counterbalanced by the excitingly modern use of instrumental colors and choice of individuals who represent a generation of musicians who are able to merge musical worlds which were once separated. Composition, arrangement and styles of improvisation converge, contributing a rich palete of sounds to contemporary music.
In this way we would like to take our audience on an artistic journey in the world of classical and contemporary jazz in the character of intimate yet exciting chamber music.

Our first project was documented on September 20th 2019 with a wonderful concert organized by Daniel Slaman of Slamanguitars (www.slamanguitars.com). We presented an evening with selected pieces by the timeless Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, arranged by Axel Hagen in two compilations of two times 40 minutes of continuous music.

Chamber9 is currently working on the release of their first CD. The Ellington/Strayhorn repertoire will be presented on double CD. Release is planned for may of 2020.

Chamber9 consists of:

Sanna van Vliet – vocals
Axel Hagen – steel string jazz guitar
Olaf Tarenskeen – nylon string jazz guitar
Thomas W.Andersen – acoustic bass
Joan Terol Amigo – drums/percussion

the String Quartet:

Víctor Flores – violin
Ángela Moya – violin
Estela Briceño Mezquita – viola
Cèlia Torres – cello

Contact send email tel.:+31-6-15692903

(photos by Paulus van Vliet)

https://www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/9622-cd-recording-jazz-ensemble-chamber9