DASH! is an Amsterdam based modern free-funk group spearheaded by award-winning saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Maarten Ornstein. The music of DASH! draws from jazz, blues, funk and contemporary music as well as using a number of ethnic influences. Bassist Alex Oele and drummer Eric Hoeke provide solid yet unpredictable, ever evolving foundations for Ornstein's eclectic style which ranges from Arab quarter-tone maqams to bop and back. Watching DASH! live is an engaging, almost physical experience as you see the musicians push each other and themselves to the limits, making the group one of Holland's most exciting modern music ensembles.