The music of Reijseger Fraanje Sylla has been described as ‘the perfect amalgam of jazz, African songs and classical music’.(1)
The trio has released two albums for Winter and Winter and made the music for several films by well known filmmaker Werner Herzog.
In March 2020 the new trio album ‘We Were There’ will be released by Just Listen Records.

‘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’

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.”

(1) Quote by North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
(2) Quote by John Kelman, AllAboutJazz, USA


Trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla is creative partner of musicians, poets, dancers, actors, painters, sculptors, photographers and film makers.
The trio’s musical collaborations include 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 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.


Trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla performed at festivals and venues like:
London Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, Tampere Jazz Meeting, Cully Jazz Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Rio de Janeiro Cello Festival, Grahamstown Festival South Africa, Heineken Jazzaldia Festival San Sebastian, Reunion Island Festival, Vicenza Festival, Saalfelden Austria Festival, Sori Festival South Korea, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Dublin Jazz Festival , Bray Jazz Festival, Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Nantes, Vilnius Jazz Festival, Sines Festival Portugal, Ljubljana, Budapest, Bordeaux, Udine Jazz, Katowice, Sopot Festival Poland, Grenoble Fest, Sudtiroler Festival Bolzano, Gibellina Festival, Guelph Festival Canada, Torino Festival, Lugano, Munich, Vienna, Mestre Italy, amongst others…