OT AZOJ plays music from Molvania, the country with the muddiest party scene of the whole of Eurasia. Original compositions served on a bed of Balkan-bop, Klezmer-rumba and Turkish grooves, doused with lively solos and garlic liqueur.
The five musicians from the Netherlands, Turkey and Poland are as varied in their music as they are in their background. Having been educated at Musical Academies in Turkish music, Jazz, Latin and Classical music and having a vast experience in Klezmer and Balkan styles, OT AZOJ is an Amsterdam-based top formation. Be it a rowdy festival or an intimate concert, OT AZOJ will happily turn it into a Molvanian experience!
OT AZOJ was founded in 1994. In the present composition the latest arrival in the band is as old as the band itself is young. They have produced ten CDs, which are being sold worldwide. They were a smash hit at festivals like the International Gipsy Festival, Lowlands, Festival Mundial (The Netherlands), Dranouter (Belgium), Ashkenaz (Canada), Klezfiesta (Argentina) and Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) and performed in theaters with Klezmer fon Kishinev, ZETS! and Express Orient. This year they'll bring a brand new show featuring Turkish singer Emine Cambel.
Joris van Beek
Violin, Double Bass
Tuba, Trumpet, Double Bass
Percussion, Backing Vocals
Groovy blended Balkan and Klezmer Beats from Molvania.
Vivid compositions on a bed of crazy rhythms, topped
with inventive solos and a twist of garlic.
Songlines will review our album 'Dza Dza Dzum' in the next issue! We'll keep you posted..
On the 8th of April Ot Azoj will play at 'Brave New Sounds' in Amsterdam. A mini festival of the Amsterdam Artist Collective.