Guitarist Frank Wingold, bass player Mark Haanstra and drummer Joost Lijbaart are the sounding names behind the Trio Agog.
Wingold, born in Germany, graduated from the Hilversum Conservatory and is the founder of Agog, which means as much as ‘excited, longing for’ . Wingold is at home in many kinds of music at both electric as acoustic guitar and writes the most music for his band. Agog mixes jazz and folk with almost Zappa-like complex themes. Mark Haanstra won the Dutch Jazz Competition twice with his bands Geel and Nemesis Quartet. This year he also performs at the festival with the formation Mosaic. Joris Lijbaart is also known in the circuit. He is a frequently asked sideman for his knowledge of diverse styles - varying from African traditional rhythms to pop- and his beautiful, light style of drumming..