Diederik Wissels and Ana Rocha

Contemporary Jazz, Modern Vocal Jazz

Piano and voice, compositions.

Diederik Wissels, renowned Dutch pianist, established in Brussels and teacher for jazz piano at the Royal Conservatory, is an internationally acclaimed musician, arranger and composer. Having met at the Conservatory while Ana was a student there, they began writing together and recording as a duo a few years later. The collaboration originated in a first album with original songs, recorded in 2019, alongside Norwegian drummer and percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken and Greek trumpeter Andreas Polyzogopoulos. The international quartet has released their first album SECRECY on Igloo Records in September 2020. You can purchase the album HERE .
After a successful release concert at Theatre 140 in Brussels and performances at the Gaume Jazz Festival and the Sounds Jazz Club, the duo has continued writing together.
Their second album, YEARN, was released on Igloo Records on the 14th of April 2023.
Order it and listen to it HERE .
For reviews from the press, go to this LINKTREE .
With a new quartet featuring Nicolas Kummert (sax) and Andreas Polyzogopoulos (tp, fx), this album further explores the intimate language established between the piano and voice, as well as new musical landscapes.

Photos by Annemiek Hofer.