LEAVING TRACES
the new album is out now!

"This album will certainly leave traces in your heart for a long time for its entrancing atmosphere, deep wisdom and great beauty. Highly recommended." - London Jazz News

“Every experience and encounter leaves its traces, in you, and the other way around. These traces can be meaningful and you can get attached to them... or not” - This is a leading theme of the second album of Sietske and her band. 

Leaving Traces is now available on all platforms.

Impression of live performance at Jazzahead, spring (2017).

music video by Bildreich Hamburg & Sietske & band performing "Chasin' Rainbows"


The new album Leaving Traces is, like "Where it starts again" (2014), a collaboration between Sietske (vocalist/lyricist & songwriter) and pianist/composer Dirk Balthaus. Their style could be described as contemporary vocal jazz with classical and singer/songwriter elements. The band was formed in the spring of 2012 and consists besides Sietske and Dirk of: Marco Zenini (IT) on the bass, guitarist Eran Har Even (IL) and Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth (DE) on the drums.

Click HERE for more about the band. Press-downloads are available in CONTACT/BOOKING - section. 


From left to right: Dirk Balthaus, Eran Har Even, Sietske Roscam Abbing, Marco Zenini, Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth

PRESS-QUOTES

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“This album will certainly leave traces in your heart for a long time for its entrancing atmosphere, deep wisdom and great beauty. Highly recommended.”
— Mary James, London Jazz News
“Sietske is a story-teller in music. Her supple vocal technique and pleasant timbre form an exquisite vehicle with which she makes an indelible impression on the listener.”
— Rakendra Smit, Ntb Muziekwereld
...Leaving Traces impresses, with wayward forms (...), suite-like pieces and surprising twists... - The international quintet (...) forms an audibly strong collective that creates space for one another - ★★★★
— Angelique van Os, Jazzism
“Singer and lyricist Sietske Roscam Abbing presents a mature work with this new album. With her supple voice she acts as a sensitive and multi-faceted vocalist” - ★★★★
— Woolf, Concerto (AT)
 

Refined in its detail, playful in its arrangements, honest, endearing and intimate. The light shines when Sietske and her band are playing…

— Frank Huser, Jazzflits
Thoughtscape” - a landscape of the mind by the Dutch singer Sietske, as heard on, “Where it starts again” - a superb and soulful album.
— Thomas Haak, NDR (Germany)
Her core-skill is communication from the heart; with gentle power she seduces the audience to connect with each other and the world. A worthy aim.
— Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo Magazine

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