Native Aliens Ensemble
  • Native Aliens Ensemble

Native Aliens Ensemble


The 8-piece group Native Aliens Ensemble improvises with elements of Brazilian popular music, including rhythms such as Maracatu, Frevo and Catira. Band leader and saxophonist Renato Ferreira wrote compositions inspired by both European and Brazilian composers, from Louis Andriessen and Alban Berg to Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti.



Terms and Conditions

Renato Ferreira – compositions, tenor and baritone sax
Yedo Gibson – soprano sax
Laura Polence – voice
George Dumitriu – guitar and viola
Miguel Petruccelli – guitar and bass guitar
JanWillem van der Ham – bassoon and alto sax
Gábor Hartyáni – cello
Onno Govaert – drums and Pandeiro

A pleasure to listen to”
— Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly

“I feel it brings the free flowing Dutch jazz a step further in the right direction. Exciting!”
— Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts* (Norwegian)

A nice crazy mix of Brazilian folk, classical and free jazz”
— Jordi De Beule, Jazz Mosaïek  (Dutch)

“The music is as hard as anything that presents itself as ‘free’, but it has the peculiarity of bringing us the appetite to dance with it”
— Rui Eduardo Paes, (Portuguese)