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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …