Jazz for Change is a project in which a platform is created to write, record and play on stage compositions in a fusion of jazz- and world music to create a positive change in this turbulent world. To combine a musical and spiritual search of each musician, creates a deep sensation of the music.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Frances of Assisi –
East meets West
When the Dutch vocalist / bassist Henk de Laat and the Iraqi quanun player Osama Abdulrasol met each other musically at the poetry festival the Winternachten in The Hague in 2008, a magical spark jumped over to the audience.
“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” – Rumi –
Since then they play in duo all over the planet with great craftsmanship, passion and pleasure.
The musicians invite you to join a musical journey in which diverse cultures effortlessly merge into original compositions with plenty of room for improvisation.
Henk de Laat – Vocals/Contrabas
Osama Abdulrasol – Quanun