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 …

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 …

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. …

ProgJazz: Q&A with Petra Várallyay (HUN)

Dutch webmagazine ProgJazz interviews the Hungarian pianist, violinist, singer, composer and band leader Petra Várallyay, who without any doubt would have been one of the big revelations during the Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz festival in May, being programmed with several acts, also as an international jazz laureate. The festival will continue as an online edition in november, but without the Hungarian …