Each year, Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz invites an International Artist in Residence to perform at the festival. In 2018 this will be American tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style. Alexander first achieved fame by finishing in the top 3 at the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition (with Joshua Redman and Chris Potter). Alexander began recording albums and touring worldwide with great artists like Harold Mabern, Pat Martino, Ron Carter, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, George Mraz and Jon Faddis and many more. More than one jazz critic has claimed that listening to tenor saxman Eric Alexander unfettered and at length, is one of the greatest treats in jazz.
At Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz, Eric Alexander performs at theatre De Lieve Vrouw on Thursday May 24 with the Amersfoort Jazz All Star Jubilee Band, to celebrate the festivals 40th year anniversary. • guest with Amersfoort Jazz All Star Jubilee Band. On Saturday May 26, Eric Alexander joins Trio Peter Beets for the CD release concert ‘Trio Peter Beets plays the music of Marius Beets’. Read more