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Ernst Reijseger – Cello
Harmen Fraanje – Piano
Mola Sylla – Voice, M’bira, Xalam

The music of Reijseger Fraanje Sylla has been described as ‘the perfect amalgam of jazz, African songs and classical music’ (quote North Sea Jazz Festival)
The trio has released two albums for Winter and Winter and made the music for several films by well known filmmaker Werner Herzog.

‘Cellist Ernst Reijseger, pianist Harmen Fraanje and Senegalese singer-percussionist Mola Sylla are able to create their own language on stage like no one else;
and although it might not be directly understood, it can be felt very clearly’
.(quote Allaboutjazz)
The trio makes fierce and beautiful music that is also melancholy and always heavily supported by the excellent voice of their African singer.
The exuberant, improvised piano playing of Fraanje and the subtle melodies of Reijseger make for an eclectic, sometimes spiritual whole where nothing is what is seems.”


Trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla is creative partner of musicians, poets, dancers, actors, painters, sculptors, photographers and film makers.
The trio’s musical collaborations included improvised and jazz music (Louis Moholo, Luciano Biondini, Fredrik Ljungkvist),

classical and baroque music (Erik Bosgraaf), traditional music; Groove Léle from Reunion Island, Tenore e Concordu de Orosei from Sardinia,
Ferenc Kovács and Kálmán Balogh from Hungary, 
Rónán Ó Snodaigh from Ireland.

Reijseger Fraanje Sylla worked together with photographers Krijn van Noordwijk and Myles O’Reilley.

And they performed live during the award ceremonies of several World Press Photo editions. 

The trio made film music for several movies by amongst others Werner Herzog, Alex & Andrew Smith and Roberto Zazzara. 
The music and films about and by the trio are used in installations by Werner Herzog, exhibited at the the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
and the Whitney Museum in New York.


The trio performed at venues and festivals like:
London Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, Reunion Island Festival, Tampere Jazz Meeting Finland, Unterfahrt Munich, Cully Jazz Festival, Budapest Fest,
Handelsbeurs Gent, De Roma Antwerpen, Flagey Brussel, Bordeaux, Brest Festival Atlantique, Grenoble Fest, Torino Fest, Vicenza Festival, Sudtiroler Festival,
Sargfabrik Vienna, Klagenfurt Musikforum, Krakow Jazz Festival, Guelph Toronto Festival, Moscow, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Heineken Jazzaldia San Sebastian,
Sines Portugal, Grahamstown South Africa Fest, Dublin Jazz Festival, Reims Festival, Vilnius, Ljubljana, Saalfelden Austria, Lugano Switzerland,
Mestre Italy, Gibellina Festival, Udine, Katowice, Sopot, Rio de Janeiro, Gent Jazz, Nantes jazzfestival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Porgy & Bess Vienna