Dutch saxaphonist Tineke Postma has just finished recording her fourth studio album at Systems Two Recording Studio in New York. For the session in the famous Brooklyn studio, she invited the most respected jazz-musicians available, one being the great bassist Scott Colley, who was also joined by close friends Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Geri Allen (piano).
Tineke Postma began her international carreer at the prestigious Manhattan School Of Music with not one, but two grants to help her develop as a musician. Whilst there, she was taught by legends like Dave Liebmann and Dick Oatts. She has also toured with her own quartet and quintet around the world and performed in various projects, including ‘Sister In Jazz’ and ‘Billie & Me’. She has also been as far afield as Japan with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, and in 2006 she was rewarded for her skills and won the International Revelation Award during the annual music business conference in Cannes. Tineke is a worthy successor to the Dutch jazz crown, carrying on from the work of Candy Dulfer, who played globally with a host of legends, such as Prince, Maceo Parker and Dave Sanborn.
Melodic guitar licks of Sander and Kevin, pumping and thrusting bass of Richard, heavy and double bass drums of the extreme talented and young drum player Jeroen (pupil of Cesar Zuiderwijk | Golden Earring and Ernst van Ee | Threnody – Helloïse), form the more than solid base for the warm voice of Simoon.
A live show of Y&D is great to watch, their on stage performance matches any big band’s.
Early January 2008, Y&D recorded their first album, ‘At last… the First’, produced by Serge Naberman (Di-Rect and many more). Six songs were recorded in 2 days, generating great exposure for a young band like Y&D. Regional and national radio paid attention and pronounced a great future for the band.
In April 2008 they won the big national band contest Make More Music. The main price was the complete recording of the second Y&D album, in October 2008. In the summer, lots of new songs are written for this new album.
Performing live is what the band does best. In July Y&D performed at Trailerpop, in October they support Houston from Italy during their Dutch tour. Earlier support act gigs were with artists like Candy Dulfer and Gino Vannelli. For 2009 shows are already booked, international interest is growing.
Y&D’s fan base keeps on growing every day. Their MySpace and Hyves pages prove a great way to keep in touch with the band, and the other way around. Also, check the site for all info and news!
The best way to experience the dudes and dudette of the band is of course one of their amazing live show. One of these days Y&D will be playing a gig somewhere near you. Go see and listen to them. Prepare to be blown away!
In February Y&D is negotiating with an major international record company.
· Simoon, lead vocals
· Sander, guitar
· Kevin, guitar
· Richard, bass and backing vocals
· Jeroen, drums