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November 2020

Stormvogel invites… Jasper van ‘t Hof & Jasper Blom

20 November 21:15 - 22:30
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands

The adventurous 'jazzbarock' keyboardist Stormvogel meets up with a 'blind double date' arranged by Amersfoort Jazz: two Boy Edgar Prize winners called Jasper. A unique and adventurous combination, never seen or heard before. Jasper van 't Hof Jasper van 't Hof is one of the most exciting keyboardist from Europe. Since the early seventies, Jasper has been one of the leading innovators in the European jazz scene, a major pioneer in the world of jazzrock, improv and progressive jazz, playing both grand…

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Alexander Beets invites…Round Midnight ft. Paul van Kessel

20 November 21:30 - 22:45
Observant (Schutter)

Amersfoort Jazz festival director Alexander Beets is a renowned hard bop tenorist meaningfully nicknamed "the hurricane". He plays with Houston Person, Beets Brothers, Round Midnight Orchestra, Deborah Brown and Saskia Laroo. Normally gigging the festival with a thunderous saxophone summit, this time he invites his friends from the Round Midnight Orchestra in a smaller setting, Dutch Jazz masters like Rolf Delfos (alto) and Marius Beets (bass), next to promising exponents from the Next Generation of Dutch Jazz: Tim Hennekes (drums), Sebastiaan van…

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Hans Dulfer 8.0

20 November 22:45 - 21 November 00:00
Observant (Patio), Stadhuisplein
Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Hans Dulfer began to play at age 17, He has been referred to as "Big boy" because of his album of the same name. He has performed a considerable amount of cross-over jazz, funk, punk and rock fusion music. He worked with illustrious Dutch performers such as Clous van Mechelen, Herbert Noord, Frank Wright, Cees Schrama and the Instant Composers of the BIM. He won several prizes, also as a car salesman. He has comparatively…

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Alto for Two – ft. Kika Sprangers & Irene Reig (ESP)

21 November 21:15 - 22:30
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands + Google Map

'Alto For Two' is the new project led by two of the most innovative current saxophonists in Europe: Kika Sprangers (Nijmegen, 1994) and Irene Reig (Barcelona, 1993). In quintet format, the two artists come together to create a repertoire of 100% original music, which arises from the jazz tradition, and creates a particularly distinct and current sound. What’s more, the group wants to shine a spotlight on the role of female instrumentalists in jazz and modern music, something which is…

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Ellister van der Molen | Ascenseur pour l’échafaud

22 November 15:00 - 16:15
Observant (Schutter)

In 1959 Miles Davis released the album Kind of Blue. This is still the best-selling jazz album of all time. Because of the modal (scale-driven) way of improvising, this album is regarded as a stylistic turning point within jazz. The soundtrack that Miles wrote two years earlier for 'Ascenseur pour l’échafaud' (a film by Louis Malle) is at least as revolutionary and perhaps the real tilt! Also unique is the way in which the band improvised live while watching the…

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