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 …

Hans Dulfer 8.0

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Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Hans Dulfer began to play at age 17, He has been referred to as “Big boy” because of his album of the same name. He has performed a considerable amount of cross-over jazz, funk, punk and rock fusion music. He worked with illustrious Dutch performers such as Clous van Mechelen, Herbert Noord, Frank Wright, Cees …

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 …

Shirma’s Soul Session

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The musical journey of Shirma started as backing vocal for artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Bolton, Alain Clark, Candy Dulfer, Henny Vrienten and Anouk. Shirma has released four albums and her third album ‘Shout It Out Loud’, was awarded in 2015 with the Edison Jazzism Audience Award. In 2017 Shirma Rouse celebrated the 75th birthday of Aretha Franklin with ‘The Queen …

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, …

Amersfoort Jazz | festival online programme

While almost all festivals fall due to the coronacrisis, the annual Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz festival (post-poned in May 2020), will continue as a festival online. From November 20 to 22, 2020, Amersfoort Jazz presents a varied program with 19 Dutch World Jazz concerts, spread over three days in theater De Lieve Vrouw and De Observant. The concerts can be followed online …