Chamber9 is an ensemble founded in 2019. The ensemble consists of 9 musicians, including 2 guitars, jazz vocals, string quartet and rhythm section. The sensuous and elegant combination of ‘modern’ and ‘classical’ string instruments highlights their luscious beauty and warmth in harmonically rich arrangements, supported by a hard swinging rhythm section with on top the vocal power of Sanna van Vliet.

Chamber9 has a unique sound and vision on the musical material they present. A somewhat classicist approach in form and expression is counterbalanced by the excitingly modern use of instrumental colors and choice of individuals who represent a generation of musicians who are able to merge musical worlds which were once separated. Composition, arrangement and styles of improvisation converge, contributing a rich palete of sounds to contemporary music. In this way we would like to take our audience on an artistic journey in the world of classical and contemporary jazz in the character of intimate yet exciting chamber music. In 2021 Chamber9 will release their first double-cd with all compositions of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn. Arrangements are written by Axel Hagen.

VIDEO: live recording – Daniel Slaman Guitars Concert; music by Ellington/Strayhorn, 1st set.

Presenting the third Daniel Slaman Guitars Concert, ‘An evening of chamber jazz’ by the Axel Hagen/Olaf Tarenskeen Quartet, featuring Sanna van Vliet, vocals and the Alberti String Quartet. First set compilation. Music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Arrangements by Axel Hagen. 20th September 2019, Koorenhuis, Den Haag, Netherlands.

VIDEO: live recording – Daniel Slaman Guitars Concert; music by Ellington/Strayhorn, 2nd set.

Bandmembers: Sanna van Vliet – vocals, Axel Hagen – steel string jazz guitar, Olaf Tarenskeen – nylon string jazz guitar, Thomas W.Andersen – acoustic bass, Joan Terol Amigo – drums/percussion, Víctor Flores – violin, Ángela Moya – violin, Estela Briceño Mezquita – viola, Cèlia Torres – cello.