Singing in a professional vocal jazz quartet. A long cherished dream, shared by Nynke Hoitsma and Anne-Lie Persson. Two women who have known each other for years through the music scene in Groningen, the Netherlands. In the late summer of 2010 this dream came true. Complemented by two male vocalists Jeroen Kriek and Jasper Blokzijl, TREATS was born.
Inspiration for forming TREATS was, among other things, the American jazz quartet The New York Voices. Like them, TREATS is constantly thriving for exciting and challenging close harmony jazz arrangements. They make use of Darmon Meader’s (NYV) work, but their own songs and arrangements will continue to play a leading role in their repertoire.