Zapp4 is a band with the line up of a string quartet. It combines groove, improvisation and fantasy with passionate solos. On stage the group is a blast: they interact with high speed and have a wide musical spectrum. No matter how wild or mild they get, there is always a poetic side to their music. Another striking item about the quartet is that all four members also compose for the band.
Sena Toonzetters Performers Award and Kersjesprijs
The uniqueness of the group and its repertoire makes Zapp4 very acceptable for a large audience, including all sorts of music lovers. Because of this quality Zapp4 won the Sena Toonzetters Performers Award (a contemporary award for the best ensemble of the year) in 2012 and the Kersjesprijs (a prestiguous classical award) in 2005.
Whoever is present at a Zapp performance will leave the place with a big smile and freshly washed ears!
2014 brought Zapp4 a great collaboration with Norwegian live sampling wizzard Jan Bang (playing at the Punkt Festival, Norway). The band shared the stage with Marc Ribot at the November Music Festival.
de Volkskrant: 'Zapp4 knows the recipe for musical happiness.'
NRC Handelsblad: 'Zapp4, the hardest grooving string quartet of the Netherlands.'
Nirvana by Zapp4
In 2016 and 2017 Zapp4 tours the Netherlands with their concert Nirvana by Zapp4, in which one hears their adaptations of the songs of Nirvana on the CD Nevermind (1991). All four men of Zapp4 grew up with the music of this famous grunge band. In April 2017 is the release of their CD IN BLOOM, THE MUSIC OF NIRVANA.