Sinas is the ultimate live band. The 8-piece formation came into existence after a jam session organized by saxophone player and composer Wouter Schueler in 2006. The music of Sinas is based on instrumental multi-ethnical jazz dance, best described as global dancefloor music.
On the debut album Global Explorations Sinas is exploring musical styles such as afro beat, reggae, Arabic, ska, ragaton, jazz, funk and rock. The rhythm section of drummer Joost Kroon and bassist Hassie Dune is complemented by percussionists Jos de Haas and Frank van Dok. Their irresistible grooves are a perfect foundation for the melodies and improvisations of guitarist Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, saxophone player Wouter Schueler and Rob van de Wouw on trumpet. The eastern influences in the opening track Spanish Rider, the afro beats in Afro Diablo or the reggae and ska of Cabra Loca: all songs make you hit the dancefloor.
Special guests on the album are DJ Solo Moderna (Brasilian Beach remix) and DJ Kareem Raïhani (A’dam Tango).
The past year Sinas impressed many audiences with their concerts and festival appearances throughout The Netherlands. The ultimate festival act for the coming season.
Line up Global Explorations:
Wouter Schueler – saxophone (New Cool Collective, Raise The Roof)
Rob van de Wouw – trumpet (Reboot Your Soul)
Jos de Haas – percussion (New Cool Collective)
Frank van Dok – percussion (New Cool Collective)
Andy Birnbaum – keys (Benny Sings)
Jan Wouter Oostenrijk– guitar (JWO’s Maghreb Jazz)
Hassie Dune - bass (Steye)
Joost Kroon – drums (Kane, Candy Dulfer)