TWQ is short for Thomas Wessels Quintet. The group’s current lineup includes singer Britt Teeling, drummer Rachid Rejaibi, pianist Thijmen Schoute, trumpet player Thomas Wessels, and bassist Florean Kruijswijk Jansen.  The band astounds the crowd with a sonic mash-up of well-known tunes with American, West European, and African elements. The group performs a wide range of songs that fit the evening, whether it’s enjoyable tunes to just listen to that go well with a drink or a fantastic dance on the floor. The songs are inspired by jazz, disco, and soul. This adaptable group is an excellent addition to any celebration or occasion and provides an exceptional musical experience.

TWQ presents a polished performance that the audience will love at weddings, corporate events, and special gatherings. The band has performed at a number of venues, including Taets Art Gallery, Adam Tower, Club Air, Koetshuis de Zadelhof, Harbourclub, Jazz Hotel, and Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin.

Although TWQ is a jazz group, all of the band members are proficient in a variety of musical genres, including funk, R&B, hip-hop, bebop, swing, soul, and Latin. These talented musicians use freedom in melody and harmony to incorporate their stories into their music. Jazz is erratic and demands a high level of talent.  It is this improvisation that makes a TWQ show so fascinating.

Soul & Jazz
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Blackstreet – No Diggity
Boney M – Sunny
Chakha Khan – Ain’t Nobody
George Michael – Faith
Jazz standard – Mercy Mercy Mercy
Jazz standard – Summertime
John Legend – Ordinary People
Otis Redding – Sittin on the Dock of a Bay
Prince – How come u Don’t call me
Roberta Flack – Feel Like Makin’ Love
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder – I Wish

Pop & Disco
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Chic – Good Times
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Eath, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
Kool & the Gang – Celebration
Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
Michael Jackson – Shake Your Body Down
Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder – I can’t Help It
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
the Beatles – Come Together
the Beatles – Daytripper
the Beatles – Lady Madonna
the Beatles – Yesterday
the Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
the White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

Latin & Brazilian
A.C. Jobim – Agua de Beber
A.C. Jobim – Corcovado
A.C. Jobim – Desafinado
A.C. Jobim – Wave
Astrud Gilberto – Manha de Carnaval
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz – Girl From Ipanema
Dexter Gordon – Blue Bossa
Dizzy Gillespie – Night in Tunisia
Horace Silver – Nica’s Dream
João Gilberto – Besame Mucho
Sergio Mendes – Mas Que Nada

Instrumentals & Jazz Standards
Carla Bley – Lawns
Chet Baker – Here’s that Rainy Day
Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine
Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower
Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
Herbie Hancock – Sonrisa
Jaco Pastorius – the Chicken
John Scofield – Hottentot
Julie Andrews – My Favorite Things
Lou Donaldson – Alligator Boogaloo
Miles Davis – All Blues
Miles Davis – So What
Miles Davis – Stella by Starlight
Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves
Roy Hargrove – Starmaker
Roy Hargrove – Strasbourg St. Denis
Sam Rivers – Beatrice
Wayne Shorter – Footprints

Other & Own repertoire
Pulp Fiction – Surf Rider
Quincy Jones – NOS Langs de Lijn tune
Toots Thielemans – Baantjer tune
TWQ – Jantje van Amsterdam
TWQ – Mambo Jam

Last Christmas
Christmas Song
Have yourself a merry little christmas
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow
SantaClaus is Coming to Town
We Wish you a Merry Christmas


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