Montan & Lauwerends

Blues & Jazz

Anna Montan vocal and percussion
Patrick Lauwerends acoustic and electric basspersfoto MONTAN & LAUWERENDS

Since 11 years they play their jazz & blues repertoire as a duo in this daring combination of bass and voice. Besides this, they developed a keroncong-jazz repertoire.

Jazz & Blues
Anna en Patrick met in 2004 while Anna was searching for a new bassplayer in her jazz 5-tet. She attended a performance of Patrick and she heard what she had been looking for.
More and more thay began to create a repertoire for the combination of bass, voice and percussion.

They both have a double function on stage:
Anna takes a modest role as drummer whileMontan-&-Lauwerends-web singing, Patrick also plays the harmony on his two basses. All together it sounds like there are really more than two people on stage. Podiums small or large, they are rather present.
“No borders, just horizons.”

“My long-cherished desire was to combine the acoustic bass with my singing. Patrick didn’t hesitate one second and here we are.”
Both being rather substantive, creative persons, their joining leads to new directions in jazz and world music. Source: interview by Florine Koning, De Sobat, 2011 [read more]