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 …

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 …

Gallowstreet Brassband

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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. …

Saskia Laroo Band | Trumpets Around the World

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Amsterdam trumpet player Saskia Laroo does not only presents her new album ‘Trumpets Around The World’, she also celebrates three anniversaries. Laroo turns 40 “stage years”-old, has run Laroo Records for 25 years and the Saskia Laroo Band has existed for 25 years. She is known for her improvisational purity, music to which she’s given her own twist, flavoured with …

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 …

Steffen Morrison

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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 …

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 …

Alexander Beets invites…Round Midnight ft. Paul van Kessel

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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) …

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 …