The Izaline Calister Band

Izaline put together her band in 1998. By now, in 2012, the group of talented musicians recorded seven cd-releases with her. They accompanied her on the North Sea Jazz-Festivals in The Hague and South-Africa, toured Guatemala, Mexico and Costa-Rica, performed in Spain, Hungary, Estonia, Israel and regularly in Curaçao and Aruba. Yearly, Izaline and band tour the Dutch theaters to much critical acclaim.

Izaline Calister - leader, lead-vocalist, composer, lyricist

Marc Bischoff - piano

German virtuoso on piano, keyboards and melodica. Graduated with distinction on the Rotterdam Conservatory in 2001, where he currently teaches Latin ensembles. He is wellknown as oustanding arranger, and arranged ‘Dia Bo Pagami’ for Izaline Calister on her cd ‘Kanta Hélele’. Plays with Rumbatá, Cubop City Bigband, Nueva Manteca, La Banda Iré, Palo Seco and Estrella Acosta. Check his Myspace-page.
Photo: Govert Driessen

Enrique Firpi - drums, percussion

Every now and than, Urugayan drummer Firpi joins in with the band. More information on his Myspace-pages.
Photo: Eddy Westveer

Ed Verhoeff - guitar

Studied at the conservatories of Utrecht and Den Haag. Played theatres and concert-stages with Deborah Carter, Randy Crawford, Lilian Vieira, Lincoln Goines, Philip Catherine and with famous Dutch artists Paul van Vliet, Ramses Shaffy, Hein van de Geyn, Freek de Jonge, Acda en de Munnik, Josee Koning en Matilde Santing.
Teaches at the Rotterdam and Amsterdam conservatories.
Composer, arranger and guitarplayer Ed Verhoeff is currently working on his own project, more on

Yerman Aponte - bass

Photo: Jeroen Koppenberg

Yumarya Grijt - backing vocals

Photo: Diana Waardijk

Julio Hernandez - sound engineer

For their technical support, the band relies heavily on the services of Julio Hernandez. By now, he knows the music inside-out. Because of his involvment he is considered to be a true band-member.

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