Marutyri is a Rotterdam based instrumental fusionband.
They went off to a flying start since the foundation in september 2014.
The band played on the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, several times at the popular tv show ”De Wereld Draait Door” and they’ve won the NPO Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award for Best Talent. The in june 2015 released EP ”The Tribe” has received a number of good critics.
The deep and solid grooves, intense harmonies, storytelling solo’s, and well-arranged parts
makes Marutyri unique in the tougher-than-ever music business.
How did this come to be on such a short notice? Well, delivering hard work on not only their compositions – but also making stunning live video’s and putting thought in a deadline based strategy – turns out to be highly effective. Most of the compositions, arragements, and project planning comes from bandleader and bass player Rik van der Ouw. The band
shares artistic ideas, works on it hard and focussed, and then shoots it out into the world.
The founders of the band became friends back in 2011 when they started studying at the
Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam. After going through different bands and projects (such
as soul/funk formation Grant, with talented vocalist Jared Grant) they decided instead of
just listening to fusion music, to also make it themselves.