Crusaders Vs. Hurricanes


The reality we live in can appear overwhelming. Movements of resistance emerge all across society. This group’s songwriting reflects political issues of today, such as processing identity through immigration, tackling pollution and waste, solving our current digital dilemmas: escaping their personal fear of missing out, as well as questioning the integrity of AI technology and its potential development.

Our goal underlines an attempt to offer dignifying solutions to life in general. In that sense, the project is extremely user-friendly, with self-help tendencies.

Suzana Lașcu – voice
Jorrit Westerhof – guitar
Donatas Bielunskis – bass
Jens Meijer – drums

“A controlled voice use that is compensated by the most dangerous guitarist of the moment in the Netherlands, Jorrit Westerhof: anarchist in his playing and without fear in deep diving and taking the listener into his flying art.” (Cutting Edge)

“This is undoubtedly an artist charting her own course.” (London Jazz News)

Crusaders vs. Hurricanes Performance Highlight at the
Rotterdam Jazz International Festival 2018:

Brains on Fluffy Pillows

“We are now here/Grace is with us/Marvelous is Paradise”


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A project that focuses on original compositions of Suzana Lașcu. A lot of electronic sound exploration occurs constantly, since effects are being used by Suzana, Milton and Johannes, in their search for sonic catharsis. Jazz, DnB and Theater will provide enchantment and a beautiful journey.

Suzana Lașcu – voice, effects, aka the cerebellum.
Tim de Vries – saxophones, clarinets, aka the amygdala.
Milton Rodriguez Cisneros – guitar, aka the corpus callosum.
Johannes Fend – electric bass, aka the hypothalamus.
Ugur Kupeli – drums, percussion, aka the pons.


Silk, Copper and Plastic

Currently involved with traditional jazz repertoire, this minimalist trio succesfully blends the essentials of a jazz sound with the requirements of a contemporary setting: vocalist Suzana Lașcu explores the American songbook of the first half of the 20th century, jovially accompanied by pianist Antisia Machneva and in constant interplay with tenor saxophonist Gerben Wasser. They are all alumnus of the Prins Claus Conservatorium.

Suzana Lașcu – voice
Gerben Wasser – tenor sax
Antisia Machneva – piano



A cozy jazz duo, whose extensive repertoire is ranging from bossa to alternative acoustic, including a lot of jazz. Both members use effects pedals. Exciting to listen to.

Suzana Lașcu – voice
Stanimir Lambov – guitar