19/8 | door 20.00 - start 20.30

Double-bill: MaDaBa Trio & Ambergris

MaDaBa Trio

MaDaBa, is the captivating trio of Ud Player and singer Nawras Altaky from Syria. Born in the spring of 2023 in the Netherlands, this ensemble merges the language of Middle Eastern Maqam with contemporary jazz, weaving a tapestry of colourful improvisations. MaDaBa invites you on a musical journey where tradition and innovation harmoniously intertwine.

This trio unites Nawras Altaky, a masterful Syrian vocalist and ud player, Sjahin During, a dynamic percussionist hailing from Turkey and the Netherlands and Tony Roe, an expressive Dutch pianist, founder of among others Tin Men and the Telephone. Prepare to be enchanted by mesmerizing melodies, dynamic rhythms, captivating stories, and a search for new sounds during an evening of pure musical magic.

Nawras has been a regular guest On the Roof in the last ten years, playing just last year with Felix Hildenbrand with their joint project Alfonsina. Sjahin During, also a long-term friend and fellow musician of Felix Hildenbrand, played Cacha Mundinho On the Roof last year.


  • Nawras Altaky – vocals & ud (SYR)
  • Tony Roe – piano & electronics (NL)
  • Sjahin During – Afro Anatolian percussion (TR/NL)


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Nicolò Ricci’s Ambergris is an up and coming international band featuring some of the best
musicians of the Dutch jazz scene.

The name Ambergris was chosen as a metaphor for creative process of artists, who can draw from diverse experiences and emotions collected through life, and create beauty. Expect a colourful set of original songs made of non-conventional forms, elaborate harmonies often coming from the classical music world, heart-breaking melodies that draw inspiration from Italian popular music, performed by a revisited version of the most traditional type of ensemble in jazz, a saxophone quartet.

The compositions are a result of a creative process, a chaotic mass of stories, digested and reshaped into music by band members who have forged their artistic and human bond through their long-lasting experience together on the Dutch music scene. Nicolò Ricci himself, but also drummer Sun-Mi Hong and bassist Alesandro Fongaro have performed several times On the Roof in the last few years with different projects. Ambergris was successfully featured at In-Jazz in Rotterdam last June.


  • Nicolò Ricci, tenor saxophone (IT)
  • Emanuele Pellegrini, piano and synths (IT)
  • Alessandro Fongaro, upright bass (IT)
  • Sun-Mi Hong, drums (KO/NL)


More information:  >> Website