Ben Vanderweyden Quartet
's music is best described as melodic harmonica jazz with influences from funk, soul, swing, film and world music. In this colorful landscape, time and again a sensitive symbiosis between improvisation and interaction emerges, which leaves no listener unmoved. In short, an evening with the music of the Ben Vanderweyden Quartet is pure enjoyment.
When harmonica player Ben Vanderweyden and ex-Milkshake Banana drummer Koen Vandendriessche combined their creative ideas in 2010, they embarked on an intense quest for new artistic worlds full of rhythm and emotion, melody and joy of playing. Together with bass player Roman Korolik and pianist Dirk Schreurs, they set out clear musical outlines in which expressive energy and groovy subtlety are central.