Half Easy Trio is an international contemporary jazz band which was formed in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2018. All compositions are written by Martin Hafizi and organically combine styles such as classical music, Bulgarian folklore music and many different subgenres of jazz.
In October 2019 the trio released their well-received debut album “Dark is Bright” under the label “Optomusic” (NL) and in May 2023 they released their second record “One Step Back, Two Steps Forward” featuring the Ukranian singer Tamara Lukasheva. The album is a collection of material written during the pandemic.
The band has been touring The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Bulgaria, it is a winner of the prestigious competition “Keep an Eye: The Records” (NL) and a grant recipient from the “Droom en Daad” Foundation.