Michaël Attias (USA) – Saxophone
Bram De Looze (BE) – Piano, Fender Rhodes
Christopher Hoffman (USA) – Cello
Anneleen Boehme (BE) – Double bass
Lander Gyselinck (BE) – Drums
The New York project started when Lander Gyselinck and Bram De Looze lived in New York between 2012 and 2013 and both studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. Since they came back to Belgium they both had a strong wish to pursue working with fellow New Yorker musicians and so started the LABtrio New York project in collaboration with Michaël Attias (Paul Motian, Anthony Braxton,…) on saxophone and Christopher Hoffman (Henry Threadgill's Zooid, Marc Ribot,…) on cello.
They had a first residency in February 2015 where the quintet will created a repertoire together. They premiered the show on the occasion of STORM! festival (Oostende) and BRAND festival (Mechelen) on the 20th and 21st of February. In spring 2015, LABtrio will join Michaël and Christopher in New York to record an album, play in several clubs and prepare for a European tour!