Meika

Website: www.emmietepas.com/projects/meika/

Meika, under the guidance of vocalist and composer Emmie te Pas, is ready to present their new music. After spending almost two years in New York City, Emmie is back in the Netherlands. In The Big Apple she submerged in the modern jazz scene and got incredibly inspired by the music she experienced across the Atlantic Ocean. Her inspiration derives from both vocal jazz and instrumental jazz, such as Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen and Kneebody. There’s always been a special place in her heart for soul as well, with Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as some great influences. So what to expect from Meika? A mix of soul grooves and jazz improvisation. Melodic storylines spoken from the heart.

Drums: Dirk de Nijs
Bass: Teun Creemers
Keys: Sjoerd van Eijck
Trumpet: Joel Botma
Vocals: Emmie te Pas