Batida ft. Josee Koning

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The legendary band Batida led by singer Josee Koning, who introduced the Brazilian fusion to the Netherlands in the 1980s, is back again. At Amersfoort Jazz Batida plays in the original line-up (with, among others, Karel Boehlee and Peter Tiehuis), with that typical “red like an ember” Batida sound. Karel Boehlee- keys Theo de Jong – bass Gerhard Jeltes – …

Batida ft. Josee Koning

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The legendary band Batida led by singer Josee Koning, who introduced Brazilian fusion to the Netherlands in the 1980s, is back again. At Amersfoort Jazz Batida plays in the original line-up (with, among others, Karel Boehlee and Peter Tiehuis), with that typical “red like an ember” Batida sound. Karel Boehlee – keys Theo de Jong – bass Gerhard Jeltes – …

Deborah Brown (USA), International Artist in Residence

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Amersfoort Jazz 2019 proudly presents its International Artist in Residence, American jazz singer Deborah Brown. She will perform with the Tribute to Dexter Gordon band, led by Eric Ineke, on Thursday, May 23 in theatre De Lieve Vrouw, but also on Friday, May 24, with the same group at the outdoor venue de Groenmarkt. On Saturday, May 25, the diva …

BvR Flamenco Big Band ft. Antonio Serrano (ESP)

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The Spanish-Dutch saxophonist Bernard van Rossum founded his Flamenco Big Band in 2011. Not just a big band, but an “oversized” big band around a core of flamenco musicians. The formation consists of 21 musicians. Van Rossum combines jazz with flamenco in his compositions and elevates the rhythmic play of traditional flamenco to a higher level with his colorful orchestrations …

Codarts Trombone Ensemble o.l.v. Ilja Reijngoud ft. Kika Sprangers & Adam Simmons (AUS)

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The Codarts Trombone Ensemble features all top talents of the Rotterdam Conservatory, including 15 trombonists from the bachelor’s and master’s degree. The ensemble, founded by Bart van Lier and Ilja Reijngoud, has been around for 25 years. It offers controversial concerts under the direction of the illustrious trombonist Ilja Reijngoud, who has won the Thelonious Monk Award, Edison Award, Latin …

Shakatak (GBR)

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This year, the legendary band Shakatak celebrates their 39th anniversary. With their many hits in the eighties (like Nightbirds’, ‘Down on the Street’ and ‘Day by Day’ with Al Jarreau), pianist Bill Sharpe and vocalist Jill Saward are the most important pioneers of the popular jazz funk genre. In 2019 the band still consists of the original members Sharpe, Saward, …