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November 2020

Efe Erdem Three4 (NLD/TUR)

21 November 19:30 - 20:45
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands + Google Map

Nowadays, versatile Rotterdam based musician Efe Erdem is active as a trombone player, arranger, composer and creative producer in the international jazz / urban / classical scene. He was already on stage with Kool & The Gang, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper. With his new project, Efe Erdem proves that 18th and 19th century composed music and 21st century grooves go together. Line-up: Efe Erdem (trombone) / Juho Valtonen (violin) / Çisem Özkurt (violin) / Kardelen Buruk (alto violin) / Eva van Schaik (cello) / Anton Davidyants (bass) / Tuur Moens (drums).

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Steffen Morrison

21 November 20:15 - 21:30
Observant (Patio), Stadhuisplein
Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands
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Steffen Morrison was raised with the tunes, moves & grooves of James Brown, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye as well as the harmonious tones of The Crystals, the rock & roll of The Stones and the lyrics of Lou Reed. As a songwriter he has a clear affinity for the music that once rattled and electrified the heart and souls of many around the globe. Delivered with authenticity his passionate and infectious performances not only surprises and seduces music connoisseurs,…

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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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Gallowstreet Brassband

21 November 22:45 - 22 November 00:00
Observant (Patio), Stadhuisplein
Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands
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Hard-hitting brass band Gallowstreet is back with their third album Our Dear Metropolis, an homage to the city and people of Amsterdam. With Our Dear Metropolis they ask the question “Who does the city belong to?” and punch back at the trend of over-tourism, locals pushed out by rising rents, and the privatization of public spaces in their home city. On Our Dear Metropolis Gallowstreet takes on the role of instrumental storyteller, coupling their usual club bangers with trance, hip-hop…

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SIMIO

22 November 13:00 - 14:15
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands

The members of SIMIO are young, yet tell an ever-evolving story with virtuosity and maturity. The music is cinematic and depicts a subtle balance between improvisation and composition, and can be interpreted both simple and complex. With their debut album ‘Delusional’ (2018), a contemporary mix of modern jazzscapes with experimental, intense improvisation, the trio  reaches a high level of playing. Formed by Tim van Emmerloot (drums), Cas Jiskoot (bass) and Sergio Abdoelrahman (piano), the trio has already been recognized on an…

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NAOS Quartet ft. Simone van der Weerden

22 November 13:45 - 15:00
Observant (Patio), Stadhuisplein
Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands

In 2014 she won the international bandoneon solo competition Klingenthal and graduated her bachelor cum laude in that same year at the conservatory of Rotterdam. After going into depth in tango in Argentina, she started her master of music studies in 2017 where she combined tango with jazz. With Thomas Pol on double bass, David Gútierrez Franco on piano and Matthias de Waele on drums, Simone forms the NAOS Quartet. Four young musicians bring the Argentine tango to a new…

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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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Sun-Mi Hong Quintet (NLD/KOR) | Artist in Residence

22 November 16:30 - 17:45
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands

Amsterdam based drummer Sun-Mi Hong (KOR) is the National Artist in Residence at Amersfoort Jazz 2020. She is a rising star in Dutch Jazz, already featured at the Amersfoort Jazz festival 2019 as an international laureate. Inspired by drummers such as Brian Blade, she moved to The Netherlands to study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She is now a central figure in the Amsterdam jazz scene, conquering the hearts of her colleagues and public, according to the critics "one step away…

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Xavi Torres (ESP/NLD)

22 November 18:15 - 19:30
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands

Xavi Torres is one of the most outstanding musicians coming of the Spanish and European scene. He is currently living in Amsterdam, where he already had the opportunity to play and collaborate with great musicians such as Dick Oatts, Ben van Gelder, Reinier Baas, Tineke Postma, Jasper Blom, the BvR Flamenco Bigband and the new quintet Alto for Two (with Kika Sprangers, Irene Reig, Thomas Pol and Sun-Mi Hong). He has performed as a soloist at the big hall of…

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