herbert plays his music in a lyrical and adventurous way, with a lot of feeling. he succeeds not only in providing compositions that his bands thrive upon, but also creates a space where each individual can improvise with great passion and thorough attentiveness.

“i am glad that this band goes beyond the routine of first playing a song and then starting to improvise. i feel that the most exciting music comes into being when you don’t hear the difference between written music and improvisation. each of us is able to individually fill up the room. haffah: true masters in focused creativity.”

herbert de jonge
director at roots-world-music, facilitator, teacher
jazz-piano player, composer, choir director.
haffah quartet, o.ba.o, herbert de jonge quartet.