About us

In the heart of Holland, at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, four musicians from diverse corners of the world converge to create The Tonal Few, a jazz quartet. Antonin (Swiss vibraphonist), Felipe (Ecuadorian bassist), Ewen (French drummer), and Geraldo (Indonesian saxophonist) find their shared love for jazz and original music transcending borders. Their unique sound blends influences from jazz, groove, pop, and world music, inviting listeners on an authentic sonic journey.

The Tonal Few celebrates unity within diversity, weaving friendship and creativity into their harmonious compositions. Antonin’s intricate writing complements Felipe’s fresh approach, resulting in captivating melodies that resonate far beyond cultural barriers.

©Linus Schiffbauer

Antonin Jaccard - Vibraphone

The band members

Antonin Jaccard is a dynamic Swiss percussionist currently living in the Hague. He is passionate about multi-disciplinarity and has explored various artistic languages along his musical path. In 2023, he won a prestigious classical percussion competition in China, thus securing his status as a percussionist. After this event, he took a different direction, as he is now pursuing a master's degree in jazz vibraphone in Holland.

Geraldo Sibbald - Saxophone

Bass Ghas been recognised as one of the prominent musicians and instrumentalists of his generation in Indonesia. Branching beyond his specialisation in jazz, his music is greatly influenced by many genres - while still paying homage to the jazz tradition. He aims to bring his visceral vision of music to the broader audiences globally. While studying in Singapore, Geraldo was recruited to join the Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO), with whom he toured 6 countries. In 2017, he released his debut album, in which he demonstrates his wide range of musical styles and his talent as a multi-instrumentalist composer. He is now based in Holland and is studying for his master's degree

Felipe Cornejo - Bass

Felipe Cornejo is an Ecuadorian acoustic bass player and composer based in The Hague. His passion is to write simple songs and explore them with fellow musicians with the intention of embracing what each player can bring to the music. He studied his bachelor degree in UDLA in Ecuador, then did his master degree in Conservatorium Maastricht and is now working with the Tonal Few and other musicians in The Hague.

Born in Rennes (Fr) in 1998, Ewen Grall is a young drummer who lives between Paris, Brussels and The Hague. He studied at the CRR de Paris, the Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne Billancourt (PSPBB) and the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles, where he was taught by musicians such as Daniel Humair, Pierre Bertrand, Fabrice Alleman and Manuel Hermia. Playing in over fifteen different bands (Nota Bene Jazz Quintet, Motto Trio, deuxstep, Guillaume Gillain, Andrew Bolton…), winner of the Crest Jazz contest in 2019, he appears on more than 4 albums and 2 EPs. In 2024 he presents his latest project, Trio Brume, and his work as a composer for the first time with the Livourne 66 EP released in February, and is preparing to release a second in May 2024 entitled Winter Session. In 2023 he moved to The Hague, where he completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory.

Ewen Grall - Drums