In search of my own sound in 2019 I founded the Edson Ensemble. As a jazz flutist I wanted to create a new musical environment for jazz flute and it came naturally to show the versatility of this instrument within the new formed sound. Using colourful spectrum of a classical woodwind and string combination by blending music with rich harmonies and rhythm from a tradition of jazz, we were able to form a unique sound with unusual instrumentation. After few years of experimenting and exploring boundaries of this group we came to the point of creating and releasing our original music on physical album.
So far ensemble performed at the International Chamber Music Festival "Sugrįžimai" (Vilnius,LT), played live at Concertzender Radio Show (Utrecht, NL), participated at the Goodmesh Arts Unite - Art Unites competition and were selected as one of the finalist of Keep an Eye The Records Competition 2020 (Amsterdam, NL). We were selected as Semi-Finalists of the Karel Van Eerd Music Award competition in 2022 and we won the Grachtenfestival PITCHES 2021 award (Amsterdam, NL), resulting with a performance at the Grachtenfestival with our new program “Jazz from Around The World”.
REMI J. EDSON - flute / alto flute
KOEN SMITS - trumpet / flugelhorn
ANTON JAKIMENKO - bass clarinet
PABLO RPDRIGUEZ - violin
OENE VAN GEEL - viola
CESAR PUENTE - double bass