The Hi-Stakes is a hyperactive hyped hip Rhythm ‘n’ Blues band based in Amsterdam.

Original tunes, with lyrics full of irony and passion, played authentically from a vast range of popular genres of the time, be it a Blue Note Records’ boogaloo or an explosive old school rhythm ‘n blues number; in other words, their repertoire (entirely original) covers anything in between the jazz and the blues worlds.


Sam Ghezzi : vocals, tenor saxophone

Linus Eppinger : guitar

Frank Groenendijk : tenor saxophone

Cesar Puente : upright bass

Joe Korach : drums

The Hi-Stakes