Sebastian Spanache Trio is placed at the leading edge of the new generation of young romanian jazz musicians with award-winning original material by fans and critics alike. The three form a group with a new take on modern odd-meter song-based improvisation, a group that invites the audience to share in the navigation of their own musical future. The trio was established in fall of 2011 in Timisoara, Romania.
Sebastian Spanache is one of the leaders of the next generation of up-and-coming jazz pianists and composers on the Romanian music scene. He started his musical journey in his home town Timisoara, Romania where he began playing the piano at age 5 and then took up the study of jazz while attending the National College of Arts Ion Vidu. While still studying classical piano in high school, Sebastian founded his first Jazz/Funk band later to have gigged all over Romania and win numerous prizes at student competitions. After college, he started shifting his playing and compositional directions towards a more modern edge with Latin Jazz and Funk projects and gigs. While attending the National Conservatory of Timisoara, Sebastian also attended the first Jazz-Pop faculty in central- eastern Europe, the Richard Oschanitzky Faculty of Tibiscus University. Sebastian has had the opportunity to play with some of the most influential Jazz musicians from Romania and abroad. Sebastian also writes music for motion pictures and video games and has won prizes from international music contests and reviews in prestigious magazines such as DownBeat and websites such as Gamespot.com, deviantART and JayisGames, and for 7 years has also pursued the stage life of cruise ship gigging.
Originally from Targu Mures, Csaba Sánta relocated to Timisoara and graduated from the National Conservatory. Currently employed by the Banatul Philharmonic, Csaba also performed on the National Opera House stage and has collaborated with various influential musicians. He is a member of Europasymphony Orchestra since 2004 and has been employed by Carnival Cruise Lines as Showband Bassist in 2008. Csaba also performed at some of Romania's most prestigious jazz festivals including Garana International Jazz Festival, Sibiu Jazz Festival, Timisoara Capital Jazz Festival, ArcuB Open Air, JazzTM and more. Csaba's wide musical pallete encompases a large range of styles and influences both on double bass and electric bass.
Born in 1987 in Timisoara, Romania, Radu Pieloiu studied at the National College of Arts Ion Vidu starting with piano and then percussion and graduated the National Conservatory in Timisoara. He has performed on stage at numerous prestigious international Jazz Festivals and Student Jazz showcases being part of many musical projects, collaborating with some of the most influential local and international jazz artists, performed in festivals and concerts in Romania and abroad. In 2011, Radu has been employed by Carnival Cruise Lines, drumming in the Showband.
Currently, he is also part of the romanian bands BRUM, Helen and Alexandrina, touring and gigging almost constantly. In late 2016, Radu has been awarded as the 'Drummer of the Year' by the Jazz-Banat Foundation. Musically, Radu introduces and combines jazz, funk, latin, rock, reggae and DnB components into his playing, fluently and with style while always in pursuit of other musical challenges.
Photo credits: Mihai Surdea, Dan Burcea, Adi Tudose.