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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …