Xavi Torres (ESP/NLD)

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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 …

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

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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 …

Izaline Calister

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Izaline Calister – Singer, composer and lyricist. The Edison Award winner (in 2009) has built an impressive track record in the past 15 years. With her charming style she gathered a loyal group of fans worldwide. Sometimes modest, then exciting again, Izaline possesses the exceptional gift that makes all the difference for a soloist, as she sings in her mother …

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 …

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 …