Teun Verbruggen Quartet / AdHd

powerful, subdued
jazz, pop / rock / songs

Jazz with a tic

The drummer Teun Verbruggen represents a hefty portion of Belgian jazz. With his own quartet, tradition gets a visit from some other styles.

In their turn, AdHd, with an ingenious mix of rock, jazz and ambient, put themselves on the map as one of the most adventurous bands from the Far North.

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It is almost impossible to describe ADHD's concerts along traditional musical parameters.
A performance by these four Vikings is always an all-encompassing ritual, a magic potion of
incantation dance and a phenomenon of nature. When they are on stage, the
ordinary Middle European mortal will get at least a vague sense of how the Icelandic people in the very north of Europe have been able to survive the long and icy winters through the centuries. – They simply produce their energy out of themselves. 

This unbridled stream of human vibration, which overrides all perimeters of genre
and fascinates jazz fans as much as rock fans and ravers, follows a most ancient human
desire, whose non-verbal impulse is older than any language and yet is entirely rooted in the

The expanse of the cosmos and the infinity of time culminate in this happening of total
music, as well as a profound mysticism of free imagination and an unflagging confrontation with
contemporary issues. 

The Gesamtkunstwerk ADHD cannot be quite captured in words. This sublime timelessness in
the here and now can only be experienced.

Photo © Anton Coene

JazzLab tour


Teun Verbruggen Quartet
Teun Verbruggen (drums), Nicola Andrioli (piano), John Ruocco (clarinet, saxophone), Nathan Wouters (bass)
Óskar Guðjónsson (saxophone), Ómar Guðjónsson (guitar, bass), Davíð Þór Jónsson (hammond organ, Moog, Fender Rhodes, piano), Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (drums)

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