The Hi-Stakes are a hyperactive hyped hip Rhythm ‘n’ Blues band based in Amsterdam. Original tunes, with lyrics full of irony and passion, played authentically from a vast range of popular genres of the time, be it a Blue Note Records’ boogaloo or an explosive old school rhythm ‘n blues number; in other words, their repertoire (entirely original) covers anything in between the jazz and the blues worlds. Throughout the past two years
Frank Groenendijk (sax) Linus Eppinger (guitar), Samuele Ghezzi (vocals, sax), Yoad Korach (drums), Cesar Puente (bass)
The Hi-Stakes have firmly established themselves as one of the most frequently appearing bands playing live in the Netherlands. In 2023 they haven't failed to entertain the crowds at North Sea Jazz Festival, StadsparkLive, The Rhythm & Blues Night, Retro Sur Mer, Breda Jazz, Zeeland Jazz, the Gentse Feesten and
and many more festivals. Their self titled debut album is due for release in January 2024 and will be available on vinyl, as well as all digital platforms.