hutspot plays a groovy fabric of joyful noise, a non-stop trip, a kaleidoscopic roller coaster that will make your body move and your mind expand.

hutspot improvises psychedelic rockjazz with prepared ideas, melodies, grooves, etc. Hand gestures, musical cues, and spontaneous choices are used to shape & structure the music. The result sounds like what might happen if Miles Davis’s electric bands play Anthony Braxton pieces at a techno rave.

hutspot is currently booking gigs for the next installment, this summer. Drummer & composer Robbert van Hulzen will be joined by saxophonist Maarten Visser  (while he’s visiting from India, also to play with a new incarnation of oto.3, this time with Danish bass player Linne Lauesen), as will Maya Felixbrodt (viola), Dirk Bruinsma (saxophones & synths), and Jonatan Nagel (bass).

upcoming shows

no upcoming shows at the moment

Drummer and composer Robbert van Hulzen has been working on an approach to play freely with composed ingredients for nearly a decade – in many forms, creating music incorporating the musical backgrounds of the bandmembers-of-the-moment in many places, making this a truly intercultural collaboration.

In the winter of 2018, he integrated his experiences & fascinations in hutspot,  playing gigs in India (see videos below) involving long-term collaborator Maarten Visser on saxophones, and bassists Aalaap Raju from Chennai and Mainak “Bumpy” Nag Chowdury from Calcutta. Since then, hutspot consists of a few core members and is always happy to welcome guests too.

Robbert also teaches a workshop on the hutspot approach, see or download more info.

video coming shortly

hutspot #4
30 june 2019 @ impro bbq, roze tanker, amsterdam, netherlands

dirk bruinsma (saxes)
guillaume heurtebize (guitar)
dodo (bass ewi)
robbbert van hulzen (drums)

hutspot #3
6 may 2019 @ bobby kinghe / djs, dordrecht, netherlands

maarten visser (saxes)
guillaume heurtebize (guitar)
dirk bruinsma (bass)
robbbert van hulzen (drums)

hutspot #2
2 march 2018 @ gem cinema, calcutta, india

maarten visser (saxes)
mainak ‘bumpy’ nag chowdhury (bass)
robbbert van hulzen (drums)

hutspot #1
10 feb 2018 @ phoenix, madras, south india

maarten visser (saxes)
aalaap raju (bass)
robbbert van hulzen (drums)

past shows

Date City Venue
30 June
roze tanker amsterdam
part of and all day improvisation barbecue

7 May
zaal 100 amsterdam
6 May
bobby kinghe @ djs dordrecht
2 March
gem cinema calcutta
hutspot #2: maarten visser – sax, bumpy – bass, robbert van hulzen – drums

10 February
phoenix mall chennai
hutspot #1: maarten visser – saxophones; aalaap raju – bass; robbert van hulzen – drums

earlier collaborations

For past shows and more music by differently called projects exploring earlier versions of the hutspot concept, see musical journeys.