In 1994, three European musicians entered a studio in New York to record a jazz album in just one day: talented Italian pianist Dado Moroni, Dutch bass player Joris Teepe, who divides his time between New York and the Netherlands, and born and bred Dutch percussionist Jeroen de Rijk.

Jeroen had recently been introduced to Dado at the Knickerbocker, a famous New York establishment/jazz club. Joris, who knew Jeroen from the Amsterdam music scene, arranged the meeting as Jeroen was at that time researching life in New York, commonly known as the “Mecca of jazz.” The click between the two was instant, not only because of their mutual fascination of jazz, but also their shared sense of humor and general outlook on life.

Speak Low ultimately became Jeroen’s first of a total of three solo albums. The concept of the trio was simple: jazz with congas instead of drums as the basis. The men became friends, kept in touch and performed as a jazz trio on many stages in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy, Dado’s home base.

In May/June 2020, 25 years after the release of Speak Low, the trio will unite for a number of reunion concerts. This special tour is being produced by Baileo Music Productions in collaboration with the Red Light Jazz festival organization. The Dado Moroni Trio will kick off Red Light Jazz 2020 in the Lobby of NH Collection Barbizon Palace on Friday afternoon, May 29th.

Dado Moroni performed live and/or recorded albums with such jazz greats as Bert Joris, Ron Carter, Peter Erskine, Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Buddy De Franco, Zoot Sims and Ray Brown.
Joris Teepe performed live and/or recorded albums with, among others, Benny Golson, Bob Mintzer, Tom Harrell, Kenny Werner, Randy Brecker, Ack van Rooijen, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart and Mike Stern.
Jeroen de Rijk performed live and/or recorded albums with the Yellowjackets, Louis van Dijk, Toots Thielemans, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Mezzoforte, Candy Dulfer, Monty Alexander, Jimmy Haslip & Scott Kinsey and many others.

Line up

  • Dado Moroni 
  • Piano
  • Joris Teepe
  • Double bass
  • Jeroen de Rijk
  • Percussion

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