Amersfoort Jazz Online
The annual Amersfoort Jazz festival (which could not take place in May due to the corona crisis) will still take place on 20-22 November this year. The organization proudly and confidently presents a varied program of 19 Dutch World Jazz concerts, taking place on three days in the Theater De Lieve Vrouw and De Observant in Amersfoort: Living Legends and Next Generation, four winners of the Boy Edgar award, a National Artist is Residence and various ‘Festival Creations’. The concerts can be followed online via live streaming and will be announced from the conversation table in the ‘Amersfoort Jazz Café’.
The annual Amersfoort Jazz festival (which cannot take place in May due to the corona crisis) will still take place on 20-22 November this year. The organization proudly and confidently presents a varied program of 19 Dutch World Jazz concerts, taking place on three days in the Theater de Lieve Vrouw and the Observant in Amersfoort. The concerts can be followed online via live streaming. From three stages with multiple concerts per evening and a fourth stream called “Amersfoort Jazz Café”, where professional presenters engage in conversation with the artists and those involved, the online visitor has a variety of possibilities to experience the festival up close.
Festival director Alexander Beets calls the online edition a good alternative. “Amersfoort Jazz is primarily ‘a musician’s paradise’, in which the artist and music are central. When it became clear that the festival could not take place in May, we did everything we could to offer the musicians a stage where they can perform for their audience. We think that this kind of signal is very important at a time when almost all concert opportunities for musicians disappear like snow in the sun.” The festival in May would have welcomed musicians and professionals from more than 25 countries. The online edition in November will be continued by these partners and promoted to their supporters. “An enormous reach,” says Beets. “Our artists can take the spotlight in front of the international network of Amersfoort Jazz. There are also festivals that have promised to book one or more acts from the online festival for their own festival.”
The World Jazz Conference, which takes place annually alongside the Amersfoort Jazz festival and brings together 30-40 international music industry professionals from all over the world, will hold its first online edition from Friday the 20th to Saturday the 21st of November between 13:00 – 16:00 CET. Representatives of the international jazz scene will come together in a virtual space to share experiences and talk about challenges for the future.