KAU trio. is an instrumental project based in Brussels consisting of André Breidlid (drums), Matteo Genovese (bass) & Jan Janzen (keys). Representing various European backgrounds, their coming-together is in the spirit of the city they grew up in.
Taking inspiration from jazz they create a head-bobbing atmosphere using bassy beats and catchy melodies. By implementing acoustic instruments, the trio stays true to an organic sound. This gives them the ability to leave space for improvisation & spontaneity. Influenced by artists like BADBADNOTGOOD & Christian Scott, their music is original and audacious.
Falling into the ears of tastemaker Lefto and invited on Kiosk Radio, aired on BRUZZ (Week van de Belgische Muziek) and Worldwide FM, the Brussels band has been described as a promising upcoming nu-jazz band in Belgium. Blended in European backgrounds, their formation is in the image of the city that saw them birth: cosmopolitan and yet open to the outside, bringing the closetied diverse cultures the city offers within their music. A true representation of the present and the future.
After releasing their first beat tape in October 2020, the three KAUs continue their journey into beats & jazz with a second release by Summer 2021.
Listen and support here: https://listenkautrio.carrd.co/ & https://kaumusic.bandcamp.com/album/beat-tape-volume-i