Coen Molenaar - Hammond, Rhodes en keys
Frans Völlink – basgitaar
Sebastiaan Cornelissen - drums
The Music of On Impulse is best described as electric Jazz / Fusion with a lot of influences of other music styles. For starters the setting will give you a feeling of nostalgia: Coen is sitting between his organ and Fender Rhodes and synths. His sounds will bring you back to the days of early Jazz Rock, not that digitalized sound of the postmodern! Frans is playing his old Fender Jazz bass, which will remind you of Jaco Pastorius, and drummer Sebastiaan, with his "high energy" grooves, is the motor of the group! The already shared the stage with Randy Brecker, Nigel Hitchcock amongst others. And to be honest concert with Randy Brecker in Germany were truly a highlight for this band!
For 2014 we’re planning a series of concerts with special guest Deborah Carter (vocals ). Other possibilities are :Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer or Nigel Hitchcock .
Coen Molenaar: Coen Molenaar is a fulltime musician, composer and producer working worldwide and in a wide range of styles like Jazz, Fusion, Dance, Funk , R&B, Rock, New-soul. Still touring with the legendary Jan Akkerman, he also worked with Brown Hill, Randy Brecker (USA) Chris Hinze, Eddy de Clercq, Guthrie Govan (UK), Deborah Carter (USA), Berget Lewis, Do (piano on candlelight version Heaven), Edsilia Rombley, Josee Koning, Carole Denis/ Nick van Gelder (former Jamiroquai) (UK), Ghazem Batamuntu (USA), and various Dutch singers: Duprix, Lisa Noya, Angela Groothuizen, Julya Lo.ko , Des'Ray
When a friend played Jaco Pastorius for Frans at age 16, he got hooked to the electric bass. After two years of fierce woodshedding, he started studying at several Music Academies. After graduating (teaching degree in 1996, masters degree in 1998), frans had the great fortune to play with some of the finest musicians around like Lale Larson, Gary Husband, Eef Albers, Richard Hallebeek, Marc Guillermont, Randy Brecker, Gerard Presencer, Rob van Bavel, , Nigel Hitchcock, Wayne Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jose de Castro, Carl Verheijen, Greg Howe, and many others.
Dutch drummer/composer Sebastiaan Cornelissen studied at The Conservatory of Amsterdam. His debut solo album “Aggressive Attack” was released in 2002. From 2003 till 2007 Sebastiaan’ live took place in London and worked as an 'in demand' live and session artist. He has been teaching at The Royal Academy of Music, Westminster University and Goldsmith's university in London. His most recent release entitled Uturn featured some of the most important musicians in modern Jazz such as long term friend Gary Husband (Allan Holdsworth, Level 42, John Mclaughlin), Randy Brecker, Gerard Presencer (Jamiroquay, Herbie Hancock), Gary Willis (Tribal Tech) and many others. Furthermore, Sebastiaan has worked/recorded with: Randy Brecker, Jim Beard, Gary Willis, Gary Husband, Mike Miller, Steve Hunt, Wayne Johnson, Susan Weinert, Scott Kinsey, Tom Kennedy, Gerard Presencer, Hadrien Feraud, Alex Machacek, Damian Erskine, Jimmy Haslip, Richard Hallebeek, Jimmy Earl, Frank Gambale ,Mike Outram a.o.
Forum with Marc Guillermont and Randy Brecker
When Marc goes (from the upcoming album 2014)
Oddfellows (with Nigel Hitchcock)
Duo (Bass/piano solopiece)
review concert Randy Brecker (in German)
Critical Jazz (Ten Minutes in Paris)
Critical Jazz (On Impulse 2012)
stageplan with guitar
stageplan with trumpet/sax