Yannick Hiwat Quintet (NL)
The YHQ(s) is a band thriving to combine the tradition of the jazz quartet with that of the string quartet in order to innovate both scenes.
Where jazz and improvised music are constantly developing themselves at a rapid pace.
It is the band’s goal to flawlessly blend inspiration from deeply traditional Surinamese and Sub-Saharan African music, Hip Hop in the tradition of the great late J-Dilla, the broad classical music world, and the harmonic knowledge achieved through the great minds like John Coltrane who innovated music throughout the 20th century. And most of all the stories of the world that inspire us, the news flashes that deserve more attention, or those black pages in history books that often get skipped in school.