Formed against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s fertile jazz scene, this trio has forged an intense and volatile sound, at the core of which passion and emotion always shine through.
Established in 2011 during their music studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, these three personalities came together through a shared interest in improvising. They approach this freely, without constraints of genre or style. In this way they have formed a trusting bond that allows their music to go anywhere. Touching on areas as different as jazz, rock, film music and Latin-American folk, their compositions contrast between structure and abandon. Maya Fridman’s haunting cello melodies are supported by the powerful grooves of Mauricio Ramirez’s drumming. That combined with the intricate guitar work of Aengus Hackett make for a constantly evolving sound that is not afraid to go from gentle tenderness to raging fire in the blink of an eye.
DINOSAUR have performed at prestigious venues and festivals in the Netherlands. In the summer of 2014, they completed their first tour of Ireland, culminating in a performance at the National Concert Hall of Ireland. Their performances are marked by deep passion and commitment to the music, bringing the listener on an intense journey.
DINOSAUR are at the beginning of their career, but are already making a name for themselves as a strong and unique voice on the European contemporary music scene.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, DINOSAUR have produced their debut album. It is available digitally and on CD from Bandcamp.