Doe bop sje BOEM – Jazz4Kids


Jazz voor kinderen…is dat niet veel te moeilijk? Welnee!!! Jazz gaat over improviseren, samen spelen en creatief zijn met muziek. Dat kunnen kinderen ook! Jazz4kids wil kinderen op een actieve manier laten kennis maken met jazzmuziek en improvisatie. Jazz4kids ontwikkelt daarom educatieve jazzprojecten voor kinderen in de leeftijd van vier tot twaalf jaar. Bij alle projecten ligt de nadruk op plezier, …

Ivan Mazuze Quintet (NOR/MOZ)


The multi-awarded Norway based saxophonist and composer Ivan Mazuze is a World Jazz artist of Mozambique origin. Mazuze initiated his studies in music at his home country Mozambique at the National Music School in 1987 with piano as first instrument. Norway based since 2009, Mazuze is representing World Jazz from Norway at numerous music events and festivals in many parts of the world in …

Licks & Brains ft. Eric Vloeimans (NLD)


Licks & Brains is a Dutch 18-piece Soul/Funk/Jazz big band directed by Rolf Delfos, recording artist of over 100 records and one of the leading alto-players in the Netherlands. Licks & Brains has recorded four albums, recently toured in China, and performs with top-artists from the Dutch Jazz/Funk scene like Defunkt’s lead singer and trombonist Joseph Bowie (USA). Houston Person, …

Bombay Connection Orchestra (NLD/IND)


The Bombay Connection Orchestra is one of many exciting XL World Jazz formations at Amersfoort Jazz Festival. bringing the wild sounds of psychedelic Bollywood back to life. A 14 man orchestra featuring Indian percussion, blaring horns, soaring violins and the top notch singer Madhu Lalbahadoersing. Madhu studied with the legendary Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (bansuri) and worked with the Metropole Orkest. Back …

De Beren Gieren (BEL)


De Beren Gieren is an electro-acoustic World Jazz trio, formed by Fulco Ottervanger (piano and fx), Lieven van Pée (double bass) and Simon Segers (drums). It is said that De Beren Gieren are the most adventurous group in the Benelux. Since the birth of the group in 2009, four albums have been released, each well received in Belgium and The Netherlands …

Adam Simmons challenges Thijs Borsten (NLD/AUS)


Adam Simmons is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator from Melbourne, Australia, involved for almost three decades across many different scenes within Melbourne and beyond, performing contemporary jazz, punk, afro-beat, new music, traditional Japanese honkyo-ku, funk and free noise/improv. At the core of his music is a sense of story-telling, with a desire to delight, explore and surprise. Adam regularly performs internationally and has worked with many artists including: Ernest Ranglin, …

The Bop Collective (ESP)

Floor Visser

Spanish septet based in the Netherlands, winner of the Dutch Jazz Competition – Audience Award. The Bop Collective plays original compositions and arrangements and is led by saxophonist Irene Reig. Other virtuoso members are Bruno Calvo (trumpet), Héctor Floría (sax), Alba Pujals (trombone), Xavi Torres (piano), Giuseppe Campisi (bass), Joan Casares (drums) and Marta Garrett (vocals).

Kim Hoorweg & Anton Goudsmit (NLD)


Dutch jazzvocalist Kim Hoorweg (25) has adopted New York City as her second home. She is known for her clever originals, her clear, warm and pleasant timbre and charming way of reinterpreting old forgotten songs. She worked with top-notch musicians Trijntje Oosterhuis, Gino Vannelli, Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard (Prince) and Benjamin Herman. Signed with American record label Verve when she was only …

Jef Neve Strings 'Spirit Control' (BEL)


Composer/pianist Jef Neve, born in 1977, has quickly become a prominent figure in Belgian jazz, and his international reputation is still growing. He graduated in 2000 in Leuven as Master of Music in Jazz and classical piano, both with great distinction. In 2001 he specialized in Chamber Music and was rewarded the diploma ‘cum laude’. He followed master classes with …