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May 2018

Eric Vloeimans & Tuur Florizoone (NLD/BEL)

25 May 20:30 - 21:45
Mannenzaal, Westsingel 47
Amersfoort, Utrecht 2811BB Netherlands
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Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans will perform at Amersfoort Jazz 2018 as Dutch Artist in Residence with several formations: in duo with accordionist Tuur Florizoone, in duo with pianist Bert van den Brink, and as a guest soloist with Licks & Brains Big Band and The Next Generation Brass Orchestra. Vloeimans is an outstanding, creative and versitale musician, in every way an example of what World Jazz is about! Read more...  TUUR FLORIZOONE Tuur Florizoone is a Belgian adventurous World Jazz accordeonist/pianist, known for his…

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LABTrio (BEL)

25 May 22:15 - 23:30
Mannenzaal, Westsingel 47
Amersfoort, Utrecht 2811BB Netherlands
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LABtrio are three unique, young and highly talented musicians with strong personalities, endowed with a fresh and adventurous approach to music. The trio was founded by pianist Bram de Looze in 2007, with drummer Lander Gyselinck and bassist Anneleen Boehme. In its early existence, several prizes and awards give LABtrio new opportunities as in 2013 when the prestigious Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon festival pulls off a first album recording ‘Fluxus’, constituting a testimony to what is the jazz of today, seen by this new generation…

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Bai Kamara Jr (BEL)

26 May 14:00 - 16:30

Brussel based singer-songwriter Bai Kamara Jr (as known as Urban Gipsy), came from Sierra Leone via the UK to Belgium. Since, Kamara Jr racked up a few proper releases under his name. Besides, he worked with Youssou N'Dour, The Refugee Voices, Nader Hamid and Vaya Con Dios. At the moment he is touring as a soloist or with his Bai Kamara Quartet in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. At  Amersfoort Jazz Festival, he will perform ‘R&B/Soul from Brussels’ at the…

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Hus & The Next Generation (BEL)

26 May 14:45 - 16:15

Hus & The Next Generation was born in 2016. Walter Hus is a Belgian composer and pianist since 35 years with a taste for experiment. While seeing his son (16 years old) playing with his friends from the jazz & pop music school, Walter Hus had the idea to experiment his music with them: "creating a bridge that connects their two worlds". The youngsters with the great experience and musical knowledge of Walter, and Walter jr. with the dynamism and spirit of the…

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SCHNTZL (BEL)

26 May 20:00 - 21:00
De Lieve Vrouw, Lieve Vrouwestraat 13
Amersfoort, Utrecht 3811 BP Netherlands
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The Belgian duo SCHNTZL is comprised by Hendrik Lasure (piano, keyboard) and Casper van de Velde (drums, percussin, fx), and is currently successfully touring Belgium and The Netherlands. Magazine Jazzenzo describes their music as "layered, cinematic and atmospheric with rich melodic drums and a subtle touch on the piano. No trace of muscle tone or excess, but concentration and dedication to dig deep into the essence of music in beautiful cinematic moods”. In 2015 Lasure and Van de Velde won the STORM! contest,…

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Jef Neve Strings 'Spirit Control' (BEL)

26 May 21:30 - 22:45
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands + Google Map

Composer/pianist Jef Neve, born in 1977, has quickly become a prominent figure in Belgian jazz, and his international reputation is still growing. He graduated in 2000 in Leuven as Master of Music in Jazz and classical piano, both with great distinction. In 2001 he specialized in Chamber Music and was rewarded the diploma 'cum laude'. He followed master classes with Brad Mehldau, Martial Solal, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner and others. In 2004, the 'Pascal Schumacher/Jef Neve Quartet' won first prize at…

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De Beren Gieren (BEL)

26 May 23:15 - 27 May 00:15
De Lieve Vrouw 3811 BP Netherlands + Google Map

De Beren Gieren is an electro-acoustic World Jazz trio, formed by Fulco Ottervanger (piano and fx), Lieven van Pée (double bass) and Simon Segers (drums). It is said that De Beren Gieren are the most adventurous group in the Benelux. Since the birth of the group in 2009, four albums have been released, each well received in Belgium and The Netherlands and abroad. Magazine Jazzism named the third album of De Beren Gieren 'One Mirrors Many' "the most influential album of the…

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Jef Neve solo (BEL)

27 May 13:00 - 14:00

Composer/pianist Jef Neve, born in 1977, has quickly become a prominent figure in Belgian jazz, and his international reputation is still growing. He graduated in 2000 in Leuven as Master of Music in Jazz and classical piano, both with great distinction. In 2001 he specialized in Chamber Music and was rewarded the diploma 'cum laude'. He followed master classes with Brad Mehldau, Martial Solal, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner and others. In 2004, the 'Pascal Schumacher/Jef Neve Quartet' won first prize at…

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