Under The Surface are Joost Lijbaart, drums and percussion; Bram Stadhouders, guitar and electronics; and Sanne Rambags, lyrics and vocals. The trio met in 2015 as part of an initiative by the Dutch foundation Beaux Jazz, which offers young Netherlands talent artistic support. Joost Lijbaart has been at the top of the Dutch jazz scene for the past 20 years, Bram Stadhouders is one of the most promising new young musicians on the European improvisation circuit and Sanne Rambags one of the few singers of her generation who is able to improvise in a very open way, sometimes with self-written texts and poems, sometimes by positioning herself completely between the musicians. This gives her voice an instrumental function which is beautifully in line with the open group sound and the playing of Lijbaart and Stadhouders. Under the Surface is a unique trio of three musicians from different generations who have found each other in a common urge to search for space and silence through improvisation.