The release of two albums in 2013 launched KOFFIE into the world of festivals and has since toured nonstop throughout Holland. Koffie built a festival reputation as a band that knows how to inspire both with virtuosic improvisations and renowned Afrobeat grooves as well making a good party.
From the North Sea Jazz Festival,Black Cross by Pole Pole in Belgium, to the Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland; KOFFIE proved themselves as a pacesetter bringing together the worlds of pop and jazz music. KOFFIE’s singles Kyrie Aye and EH Lady were played frequently on Radio 6 / Sublime FM and the band could announce their
second album with a performance at the World Keeps Turning. After three years of touring for KOFFIE the time has come to re-entering the studio.
Before writing this third album, which will be released end of 2016, KOFFIE has strengthened the throbbing groove machine with two additional members. Florisvan der Vlugt joined Itai Weissman on horns, and Vernon Chatlein on the percussion section with Steven Brezet to create an even fuller sound. Eight of the boys now
go even deeper, diving into the world of Afro grooves and expect nothing less than an album what Fela
would have even turned gray. KOFFIE’s music is not easily put into a box. It is not pure afrobeat, pop, funk or jazz
because it’s all these styles together and that makes KOFFIE a surprising act on both the pop, jazz and electronica festivals. On the one hand there is Valentine (guitar), Daniel (bass) and Abe (drums) creating the afro funk section with roots in Amsterdam’s pop scene on Fela Kuti, and James Brown-inspired grooves bringing the
energy of the old Red Hot Chilli Peppers. On the other is the KOFFIE virtuoso instrumentalists with the rhythmic block percussionists Steven Brezet and Vernon Chatlein and jazz master saxophonists Itai Weissman, Floris van de Vlugt and keyboardist Niels Broos. It is precisely this distinctive blend the power of KOFFIE.