BANDS | WILD ORGAN & DRUMS
About WILD Organ & Drums
WILD Organ & Drums is Hans de Wild's new organ project, a collaboration with drummer Tijn Jans. Hans: "I wanted to create a new sound for the Hammond organ, a truly amazing instrument, a fresh approach." Featuring all new compositions by Hans de Wild, WILD Organ & Drums will be rocking the air. The debut album is scheduled for recording at the end of August 2015.
WILD Organ & Drums is a two-man group, consisting of keyboardist / Hammond organist Hans de Wild and drummer Tijn Jans. WILD plays soul-oriented jazz with hints to funk and dance, in short, WILD music!
In 2015, WILD Organ & Drums have played at a variety of festivals in the Netherlands, including North Sea Jazz, Jazz International Rotterdam, Cutting Edge in The Hague, as well as established venues such as LantarenVenster in Rotterdam, the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam and several other jazz venues.
After finishing his conservatory studies, Hans de Wild went to New York and was awarded a scholarship for the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2012, Hans became the Grand Prize Keyboards Winner in the Six String Theory Rhythm Section competition, an event hosted by Grammy winners Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin. Hans was subsequently invited to play on Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions album, which was recorded in LA in 2012.
Drummer Tijn Jans graduated at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam and finished his Masters Degree at the conservatory of Amsterdam.
Check out the WILD Organ & Drums website here.