Anna Tsombanis (DE) and Paul Van de Calseijde (NL) met during a tour in England with the Three Nations Project. This project consists out of the three national youth orchestra’s from the Netherlands (NJJO), Germany (BuJazzO) and England (NYJO). Playing together for a full week, Anna and Paul found such a nice musical connection in each others playing they decided to team up for a little tour in the Netherlands.
They play mainly own compositions and some arrangements of standards, inspired by modern trio playing, free jazz and the connection between Berlin and Rotterdam.
Anna Tsombanis is born in Berlin and studies saxophone in Vienna. She has her own trio, the Anna Tsombanis Trio and is a member of the BuJazzO youth jazz orchestra.
Paul Van de Calseijde is born in Breda and studies saxophone in Rotterdam. His own quintet is called the Paul Van de Calseijde’s Controus Group, he’s a former member of the NJJO and plays currently with bands like Antares Flare, Filet au Fonque and Valvetronic Brassband.
Anna Tsombanis (tenor saxophone), Paul Van de Calseijde (tenor saxophone), Donatas Bielunskis (double bass), Dennis Baeten (drums)