groove oriented energy


Check out our promo video, a compilation and interview of Trunk. playing live at the Dutch Radio 6FM radio program "RoyalSix" at "De Vorstin” Hilversum, Holland.


Listten to a couple of tracks, album coming soon!


Coherent groove oriented energy is what gives TRUNK its bite. This 4-wheel drive moves over every harmonic and metric terrain possible!

TRUNK. is about funk and danceable rhythms, jazz-complexity embedded in smart appealing compositions and strong live performance.

TRUNK. involves it's listeners in it's unique Social Music Projects.

The band’s innovative compositions are deeply informed by boundary-breaking greats such as Rudder, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Medeski, Martin, and Wood’s spirit of jam-based improvisation, all of which inspire their dynamic live shows.


Check out the band members of TRUNK.

Iman Spaargaren

Iman Spaargaren (reeds) is a very active front and sideman (Young VIP Tour 2012), playing in many bands (Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent, Thelonious4) on both national and international stages.

Wolfgang Maiwald

Wolfgang Maiwald (keys) successfully tours with his jazz trio (Wolfgang Maiwald Trio) and played with many jazz greats such as Jesse van Ruller, Ellen ten Damme and Rick Margitza in The Netherlands and abroad.

Dave Sahanaja

Dave Sahanaja (electric bass) plays with jazz funk group Captain Hook and was one of the leading members of Horns of Plenty.

Franc auf dem Brinke

Franc auf dem Brinke (drums) tours extensively in Europe with Deborah J. Carter, Toon Roos and Christian Hassenstein.


Want to hear us live? Come to one of our concerts!

18-01-2017 Leidse Jazzweek

time t.b.a. Concert
Cafe Vooraf en Toe, Leiden

Past Gigs

22-11-2016 Cotton Club, Amsterdam

16:30 - 20:00 Concert
Cotton Club, Amsterdam

27-08-2016 AbcouderJazz Festival, Abcoude

15:00 - 18:00 Concert
Podium Hoogstraat, Abcoude

28-08-2016 Terraesmus, Erasmuspark, Amsterdam

12:00 - 15:00 Concert
Terraesmus, Erasmuspark

21-08-2016 De Parade, Amsterdam

23:00 - 24:00 Concert
Martin Luther Kingpark, 1079 LM Amsterdam

24-06-2016 Jazzfestival Hillegersberg, Hillegersberg

18:15 - 19:45 Concert
Podium 2 - Veilig Gevoel

13-05-2016 Jazz in Duketown, Den Bosch

20:00 - 22:00 Concert
exact location t.b.a.

24-04-2016 JAM Nederland, Amsterdam

14:30 - 16:00 Workshop, 16:45 - 18:00 Concert
De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2, 1082 MD Amsterdam

27-02-2016 Cultureel Cafe Bacchus, Aalsmeer

20:30 - 22:30 Concert
Cultureel Cafe Bacchus, Gerberastraat 4, Aalsmeer

24-01-2016 Jazzcafe Miles, Amersfoort

16:00 - 18:00 Concert
Jazzcafe Miles, Hof 25, 3811 CK Amersfoort

01-11-2015 Bigband Festival Alkmaar

17:45 - 19:00 Festival
Grandcafe Koekenbier, Kennemerstraatweg 16, Alkmaar

30-08-2015 Uitmarkt Amsterdam

14:30 - 15:00 Festival
ABN AMRO stageMuseumplein, Amsterdam

24-07-2015 Otis Park Festival, Nijmegen

15:30 - 17:30 Festival
Kronenburgerpark, Nijmegen

11-07-2015 North Sea Round Town, Rotterdam

12:00 - 13:00 Festival
HOSTEL ROOM, Van Vollenhovenstraat 62, Rotterdam

07-07-2015 Red Light Jazz Festival, Amsterdam

22:00 - 23:30 Festival
Winston Kingdom, Warmoesstraat 131, Amsterdam

07-06-2015 Ruigoord, Amsterdam

17:00 - 18:30 Concert
Ruigoord 76, 1047 HH Amsterdam

04-04-2015 North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam

23:30 - 01:30 Late Night Concert
Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 1, Amsterdam

03-04-2015 Jazzpodium Amstelveen

20:30 - 22:30 Concert
Noorddamcentrum, Noorddammerweg 1, Amstelveen Amstelveen

01-04-2015 CC Muziek Cafe, Amsterdam

20:00 - 21:30 Concert
Rustenburgerstraat 384, Amsterdam

25-01-2015 Cafe Koekenbier, Alkmaar

15:00 - 18:00 Concert
Grandcafe Koekenbier, Kennemerstraatweg 16, Alkmaar

© TRUNK 2016