Amersfoort World Jazz Festival

Dutch Jazz Release Stages

Young string quartet Ragazzi pushes the boundaries of their genre through interdisciplinary creative approaches. Five friends founded the Quintet in 2010, but decided to radically change their course in 2016. Busking, playing a mix of jazz, folk and classical music blended with instant composing and lots of improv, they quickly got picked up and invited to play the Cello Biennale, Fringe Festival Edinburgh and many more. The quartet has also embraced their love of dance and theater, collaborating with Collectiet, AVA and Klevis Elmazaj.

Joshua Herwig, cello
Ischa Kooistra, cello
Reinout de Vey Mestdagh, cello
Noah Hassler-Forest, violin
Wouter Torringa, violin