AZURE A Musical Spark The story of Azure starts in 2006 when a pianist and a guitar player meet at a spontaneous jam session. Immediately sensing a musical spark, they decide to collaborate. They get together with 2 friends, start composing and gigging, and call the band Azure.
When She Smiles After their first big concert, at The Hague Jazz, they decide to work towards a recording. In june 2008 the quartet records their debut album 'When She Smiles', which holds nine original pieces inspired by love. The self-released album finds wide critical acclaim in both the US and the Netherlands. Azure's compositions, eclecticism, and unique sound get a lot of praise.
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“You guys have a sound!” – Dave Liebman
“The band really impressed me… great tunes, great interplay…” - Hein van de Geyn
Jazzism, nr. 3 2009
“Azure has guts and a very individual, mature sound. ...from all the attention for quality of timbre and detailed interplay, the group easily switches into overdrive” (Mark Stroeks)
Jazz Magazine, nr. 2 2009
“a headstrong lot... it’s primarily the combination of melody and harmony that makes the group’s work interesting. Azure’s music is accessible, a bit dreamy and covers you like a warm blanket” (Angelique van Os)
Den Haag Centraal, may 2009
“Azure is a group keep your eyes on..