About · Black Tulip biography
Black Tulip is a new Sydney-based trio led by Dutch pianist Casper Tromp. The trio explores the borders of jazz, classical and electronic music. Expect adventurous concerts with the warm sounds of film music, interesting dissonances of modern classical and the improvisation and energy that comes with jazz.
Casper Tromp – piano & electronics
Max Alduca – double bass
Cameron Reid – drums
Casper Tromp · piano
Casper Tromp graduated in jazz piano at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2012. He’s currently based in Sydney, Australia. Following a broad classical training, he began improvising and writing his own music with Albert van Veenendaal. After completing his first degree – Industrial Design – he studied and played an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, pop and world music. These influences inevitably found their way into his style of composing and playing.
Casper has had the opportunity to study jazz with a.o. Hans Vroomans, Harmen Fraanje and Kris Goessens.
Max Alduca · bass
Bassist, composer and improviser Maximillian Alduca has established himself as a force of creative energy amongst the Sydney Jazz scene. Max is currently involved in a variety of collaborations spanning Jazz, Classical and improvised music. As well as being a sideman to some of Australia’s leading Jazz instrumentalists such as Dale Barlow and Warwick Alder, Max has been touring Australia and New Zealand with original contemporary Jazz projects ‘Vulkan’ (Aus/DK), Antipodes (Aus/NZ) and recently with the improvising ensemble Splinter Orchestra, culminating at the Adelaide Festival 2016.
Cameron Reid · drums
Cameron is one of the Australian music scene’s in-demand drummers. He has developed a unique combination of groove, musicality, energy and subtlety which has seen him perform with many of the nations top level artists as well as on the international stage. He combines years of recording and live performance experience to seamlessly traverse many musical styles, ranging from jazz, latin, funk and soul to pop, rock, country and electronica. Cameron’s current projects include the Karl Laskowski Quartet, Nic Jeffries Quartet, Dave Groves Band and electronica trio – The Eclectrix.