ATHALIE AND GOLF JAZZ DUET AT BLEND BANGKOK
ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 TH 2016
YVES BARON LE TENOR AND BLEND BANGKOK PROUDLY PRESENT
ATHALIE AND GOLD JAZZ DUET
FREE ENTRANCE FROM 7 PM ONWARDS
SHOW FROM 8 PM
Athalie & Golf
Singer Athalie de Koning and pianist Jittawat "Golf" Wantanabode have been playing together in Bangkok for several years. They met at different gigs in town before deciding to join forces as a duo. Both trained in jazz, they love to combine smooth, improvised sounds with a soulful feel and the occasional country tune, all with a jazzy twist.
Athalie de Koning - vocals, composition, melodica
Athalie is an international singer with a passion for Jazz. Founding her band Jazziam in 2012 as a way to continue evolving and experimenting, she writes and releases new original songs on a regular basis. Her song "Wings" made it to the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Competition 2014. Athalie performs as a guest singer with in-house bands for jazz events and interdisciplinary performances. She holds a B. Ed in Music and Master of Arts Education from the Utrecht Conservatoire and Utrecht School of the Arts (the Netherlands), respectively.
Jittawat Wantanabode (Golf) - piano
Golf comes from a musical family. Educated at Mahidol University and with private lessons in Canada, Golf is comfortable on double bass and piano. He has played all over the world, including a stint in Canada and the Java Jazz festival in Indonesia. Golf loves to play sentimental ballads, but he is equally at home in a soulful, funky setting.