Maria Markesini

The pianist and singer, Greek-Dutch Maria Markesini, comes with her nieuw album “Nearer” closer to us than ever before. Nearer to her inner self, nearer to the listener, nearer to her search for truth and God. Armed with some of the best musicians the Netherlands have to offer today, she now comes for the first time with a gospel album.
Fragile yet powerful, reverent yet daring, out of this world and yet conscious of living in a real and broken world, she brings with her passionate performance a message of hope, comfort and eternal life. Old gospel hymns mixed with new compositions, texts, stories and brilliant solo’s, surprising and unexpected, taking you “Nearer” to you inner self.

Maria Markesini – voice, piano
Jan Willem van Delft – piano, keyboards
Paul van der Feen – saxophone, clarinet
Mark Dekkers – acoustic, electric bass
Tim Hennekes – drums
Jan Dumée – acoustic, semi acoustic guitar
Enrique Firpe – drums, percussion
Bobby Jacobs – Electric bass