Musical freedom and adventure are the bread and butter of Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher. Pianist Michiel Braam writes the compositions for the trio, but the manner or the order in which they will be performed are a surprise every time. This is partly due to the fact that the artists have a completely equal impact on the music. De Joode's mighty bass, the spectacular drums of Vatcher and the creative piano work of Braam are all to the benefit of an agreeable investigative journey, time and again. They started out in 1989 with a Monk repertoire but soon opted for their own compositions. Since 2009, the Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher Quartet has been touring with a different guest invited for each performance. In the recent past, Fred Anderson, Paul Dunmall, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mats Gustafsson and Nils Wogram have been their guests, for instance. At the North Sea Jazz Festival, clarinetist Louis Sclavis is invited, an extraordinary musician who tops the trio's wish list.