Artists in Lockdown | Adam Simmons (AUS)

We’re talking to Adam Simmons, Australian saxophonist, festival curator and a regular visitor of Amersfoort Jazz festival in The Netherlands, as an performing artist but also as a participant of World Jazz Conference. We ask him how and what he is doing, now the world is in lockdown due to COVID19. “I am so very disappointed not to be in …

Artists in Lockdown | Péter Sárik (HUN)

Amersfoort Jazz congratulates Péter Sárik for winning the Fonogram Prize with his trio. “Thanks, we appreciate the enduring attention from Amersfoort Jazz very much. It’s a big thing, this prize is the Hungarian Grammy. For the Trio it is the second, and for me this is the third one. Great joy.” Like all musicians around the world, the Hungarian maestro …

Artists in Lockdown | Marco Mezquida (ESP)

Like many artists all around the world, Spanish pianist Marco Mezquida saw his concerts brutally cancelled due to the corona lockdown. “For sure I’m sad because of this very difficult moment,” says Mezquida, “it’s hard for so many people, for everybody. It’s incredible, like a nightmare…” The famous maestro briefs us from his home in Barcelona. “We are safe, we’re …

ProgJazz: Q&A with Petra Várallyay (HUN)

Dutch webmagazine ProgJazz interviews the Hungarian pianist, violinist, singer, composer and band leader Petra Várallyay, who without any doubt would have been one of the big revelations during the Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz festival in May, being programmed with several acts, also as an international jazz laureate. The festival will continue as an online edition in november, but without the Hungarian …

Amersfoort Jazz | festival online programme

While almost all festivals fall due to the coronacrisis, the annual Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz festival (post-poned in May 2020), will continue as a festival online. From November 20 to 22, 2020, Amersfoort Jazz presents a varied program with 19 Dutch World Jazz concerts, spread over three days in theater De Lieve Vrouw and De Observant. The concerts can be followed online …

Amersfoort Jazz goes online

Amersfoort Jazz festival will continue in 2020 Alternative online edition in November 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 …

Claire Parsons ‘In Geometry’

Luxembourgish/British composer/musician Claire Parsons performed as a ‘Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate’ at the Amersfoort Jazz 2019. She was endorsed by the Luxembourg Jazz Meeting where she performed in duo with guitarist Eran Har Even (2018). All concerts were attended by the authors of ProgJazz webmagazine, who wrote positive reviews on the enchanting vocalist and her companion guitarist Eran Har …

Jazz in Europe: interview Nuphar Fey (ISR)

Recently Israeli pianist Nuphar Fey released her first album on the Belgium based Hypnote label titled “Serenity Island”. Nuphar performed three times at festival Amersfoort Jazz in 2019. Recently Andrew Read had the pleasure of reviewing this album and after reading the accompanying press release he felt the urge to reach out and find out more about Nuphar and her …

Amersfoort Jazz 2020 postponed

Due to the global Coronavirus crisis the festival Amersfoort Jazz, the Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival and the World Jazz Conference will be postponed. Festival director Alexander Beets says: “Between May 14 and 17 we were expecting musicians and professionals from more than 25 countries around the world and at this point we find it irresponsible to continue the event …

Péter Sárik – Hungarian piano virtuoso

Péter Sárik is a piano virtuoso from Hungary, also active as a composer and band leader. Péter Sárik is an outstanding pianist in both jazz and classical music, known for his jazz adaptations of the great composers Tsjaikovski, Van Beethoven, Vivaldi and of course Béla Bartók. With his trio and his group Péter Sárik is touring with hugh success in …