Karen Willems 'Terre Sol Four'

  • Garden Stage
    Thursday 11•July•2024

Terre Sol Four, the project of Karen Willems, investigates the territory between rugged jazz and vigorous rock music, with thundering repetitions, ecstatic cries and an unstoppable forward thrust. One thing is certain. Karen Willems relies on her feel. Amazement, connection and intuition are her driving forces, things that quickly result in a cross-border approach. 

Karen's personal quest 'Terre Sol' is now given the addition 'Four', which refers to the number of musicians: Karen Willems (drum, percussion, vocals), Naomi Sijmons (vocals, elec. guitar, synth, percussion) Marc De Maeseneer (baritone sax) and Vincent Brijs (baritone & tenor sax). Not the least in their field, with references such as Lady LinnLucid LuciaReena Riot, The WhodadsEl Tatoo Del Tigre.

Her solo project 'Terre Sol' elaborates on this and with the album 'Grichte', which was released on WERF Records in 2022, the debut was a fact. It is a diptych in which, among other things, the introduction of three saxes is striking.

Her new album "JUJU” will be released the 17th of May and during her performance at Gent Jazz she will mainly present this new album.

Band line-up

  • Karen Willems: drum, percussion, vocals
  • Naomi Sijmons: vocals, elec. guitar, synth, percussion
  • Marc De Maeseneer: baritone sax 
  • Vincent Brijs: baritone, tenor sax