In the past 30 years Available Jelly has developed a unique style with room for catchy songs and eccentric improvisations. ‘A world class band that always deals in pleasure’ (Trouw). Available
In the past 30 years Available Jelly has developed a unique style with room for catchy songs and eccentric improvisations. ‘A world class band that always deals in pleasure’ (Trouw).
Available Jelly improvises on the basis of the ‘intensely captivating compositions’ (de Volkskrant) of its band members, who have all made names for themselves in the Amsterdam jazz scene. The typical, unique Available Jelly music is interchanged with surprising pieces from widely different directions, from Ellington to The Beach Boys, Kurt Weill to Charlie Chaplin and African to Slavic folk music.
Available Jelly originated from the accompanying orchestra of an American mime company visiting Amsterdam, after which several of its members decided to stay in the city. 30 years later we can speak of a true all-star band of Dutch improvised music.
‘They improvise with a heartwarming naturalness and looseness, so beautiful. They can move from a slow ballad to fiery free jazz at the drop of a hat, only to return to a sensual beat, with frightening timing, or to introduce a new theme after a short acceleration. In short, Available Jelly always deals in pleasure. For themselves and for the audience. Available Jelly is a world class band that no one should miss!’ (Trouw).