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 …

SIMIO

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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 …

Tineke Postma Quartet ft. Ralph Alessi (USA) | FREYA

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World famous Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma tours Europe with her new quartet, together with New York trumpet player Ralph Alessi. Tineke presents her new album ‘Freya’ (March 2020), named after the goddess of fertility, love and lust in ancient Fryslân, Germany and Scandinavia. The album is a tribute to creation in the broadest sense of the word, but Tineke says …

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

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‘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 …

Efe Erdem Three4 (NLD/TUR)

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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 …

Artvark & Drums United

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4 saxophones, 4 drummers, 4 continents… The worldwide touring Artvark Saxophone Quartet has engaged in numerous very well received collaborative projects, such as with the classical soprano Claron McFadden, the legendary drummer Peter Erskine or the UK Apollo Saxophone Quartet. Now Delfos, Wirtz, Erker and Broekhuizen dive deep into the World of Groove. Their partner in crime on this occasion is the …

Stormvogel invites… Jasper van ‘t Hof & Jasper Blom

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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 …

Margriet Sjoerdsma ODELION

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After her successful A Tribute to Eva Cassidy, Dutch singer/composer Margriet Sjoerdsma returns to the theaters with ‘Northern Lights’. A three-month solo stay in Norway yielded a wealth of new songs, with themes that are as personal as they are universal: family, roots, compassion, letting go and, above all, forgiveness. The songs came to life in an overwhelming Scandinavian landscape, …