3 (trio) performers
Indoor and outdoor
Raised covered stage of at least 4 metre
Hildegard Mandos (contra) bass player and singer, with her colorful voice that is powerful and soft at the same time and with her lively playing she plays her own compositions, with positive, touching and profound texts. Texts by Hildegard and others are in English, French, Portuguese and Dutch with elements from Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, Afro and South American music.
"Meet me, Me, You, Us together" a theatre/listening concert of: 2x 50 minutes to listen intensely and dream away, straight to the heart.
Hildegard Mandos & Friends basically consists of 4 band members:
Hildegard Mandos is one of the first Dutch Jazz / Bossa Nova singers who accompanied herself on double bass, guitar or electric bass. With her colourful voice, which is both powerful and soft at the same time, and her lively playing, she sings beautiful (multilingual) songs with uplifting lyrics of herself and others, that leave no soul untouched.
Jina Sumedi is a pianist, but also plays the accordion, ukulele and melodica. With her energetic and cheerful appearance, Jina is a much sought-after musician with a very broad musical background and extensive life experience, which is reflected in her naturally fluent playing. Jina is also active as an arranger/composer/producer.
Marius Tjon is a versatile drummer/percussionist with a wealth of experience, born in Surinam and specialized in Afro Jazz, Afro Caribbean, Pop, Soul, R&B, Funkjazz and Latin American percussion. He has played with Fra-Fra Sound, Fuzue, Humphrey Cambell & many, many more. Because of his supple playing and enormous experience he is a pleasure to listen to and to watch.
Richard van Dorland is a theatre sound engineer with an ear for detail. An extension of the musicians on stage, with a musical heart. Attention for each musician, space for his/her instrument, sound and the interaction, for a transparent sound experience.
Debut album of Hildegard Mandos & Friends (3rd quarter 2021)
The debut album/CD of Hildegard Mandos & Friends is forthcoming, also the first album of Hildegard Mandos, how beautiful is that ;-) Hildegard wrote over 22 pieces with her own positive lyrics and lyrics from guest writers. Of these, 16 were recorded for the album at WedgeView Studios. Album is being mixed at the moment
We like to play with our musicprogram "Meet me, Me, You, Us together" in (small) theatres and on listeningpages for people who love our music. We are self supporting with our own technique and sound equipment (no lights)
We invite you for a journey through our musical world. We are happy to make a personal appointment to discuss the possibilities and to send you information.
The basic price for Hildegard Mandos & Friends (drums, piano/accordion, bass/vocals) + technician and small sound system up to 150 people:
2 sets of 50 minutes € 1250 incl 0% VAT
Extension of the trio with extra musicians or different playing times on request.
Professional musicians we often play with are a.o. Pieter Bast or Andy Pormes (drums), Jina Sumedi (piano, accordion, vocals), Femke Krone (percussion, vocals), Alain van Zeveren (piano, Hammond), Peter Verbraken (guitar).
When you meet her you know, she is the music that gives life color and sound.
When you meet her stop for a moment and let yourself be touched by the beauty of her soul, which will invite your soul to dance to the music that she is.
text: "Hedwig Cohrs", written for and about Hildegard
When Hildegard starts singing, you become quiet inside. Her voice is soft and powerful at the same time and she knows how to take you into an intense world of emotions. When Hildegard sings, the world is animated.
I asked Hildegard to come and sing at my book presentation, and with her contribution she created an atmosphere of connection and intimacy, which carried the meeting.
Text: Martina Hügli Boon
act price ex 9% VAT
The request is non-committal.
Artist will respond with question/proposal.
After that, you can complete the booking.