Inspired by Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy, by Gil Evans and Maria Schneider, or also Alexandre Desplat,
Benjamin Wallfisch and film music in general, Merlin Breij explores a rich and diverse musical world while seeking a
musical expression that can be characterized as sincere and organic music, favouring rich timbres, and expressive
melodies. In addition to his focus on arranged music, he has a keen interest in improvisation, influenced by the work
of musicians from several instruments and different periods; from Jim Hall to Ingrid Jensen and Esbjörn Svensson.
Musician from his early childhood, Merlin started out with the French horn, seduced by its melancholic and powerful