Jamsession with Kika Sprangers

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Jam sessions are an essential part of each jazz festival and therefore also of Amersfoort Jazz. The artists come together after their regular concerts to share the stage with each other and play away their adrenaline until the early hours. It is a place where artists can “socialize” with each other and the audience and enjoy the genuine atmosphere of …

Ruben Hein Trio

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Pianist / vocalist Ruben Hein (now known from television) is widely praised for his characteristic warm voice, his soulful jazzy pop songs and his quirky piano playing. His musical development brought him from his debut on Blue Note to various genres, styles and collaborations with (inter-)national greats. It led him to various awards, critically acclaimed albums and sold-out shows. But …

Claire Parsons & Eran Har Even Duo (LUX/ISR)

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The ‘Claire Parsons & Eran Har Even Duo‘ is a young international project between the British/Luxembourgish jazz singer Claire Parsons and the Israeli guitarist Eran Har Even. The project is a creative connection with the purpose of blending contrasting colours into original compositions. Each one of the musicians brings their unique vision and style to the music and thus create …

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 – …

Directors Invite: Beets Brothers Electric Band ft. Ruud Breuls & Koh Mr.Saxman

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The famous hard bop brothers Peter, Alexander and Marius celebrate their 35th anniversary with the jazz fusion repertoire that started it all. With their virtuoso hardbop jazz they reach a wide audience. Together they have given more than 2000 concerts, recorded 10 albums and are currently still celebrating great successes individually. Guests are Ruud Breuls (trumpet) and Koh Mr.Saxman (saxophone) …

Exit Universe (AUT)

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Susana Sawoff and Raphael Meinhart form the artistic duo Exit Universe. Their debut album ‘Because the World is Round’ reveals a unique symbiosis between the two, full of sensitive intimacy and emotional depth. In perfectly balanced and hypnotizing soundscapes, Sawoff and Meinhart meander between jazz, indie, minimal music and neo-classical. The duo interweaves singing, piano, vibraphone and percussion, into a …

Mudita ft. Sanne Rambags & Free The Voices

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Mudita means sympathetic joy. It is a feeling of joy for the happiness and success of others. In this exceptional line-up, the musical backgrounds of three young musicians are interwoven into one sound. Singer Sanne Rambags, pianist Sjoerd van Eijck and trumpet player Koen Smits explore the limits of their instrument. With their warm sounds and melancholic improvisations, they are …

Cazzip Project (TUR)

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The Turkish trio Cazzip Project released their debut album “Stories” in 2018, the result of a process which took several years. Cazzip Project, winner of the 21st Istanbul Jazz Festival – Young Jazz Contest, creates a furore with ‘narrative jazz’, characterized by complex and varied rhythms, which give the music a dynamic character. Line-up: Asli Ozer – piano Erhan Ertetik …

Kika Sprangers New Quintet

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Saxophonist Kika Sprangers is currently the most prominent exponent of The Next Generation of Dutch Jazz. Since 2017 she has been touring Dutch clubs and theaters with her Large Ensemble and Quintet. She has already won several prizes, was Young VIP in 2018 and regularly joins renown Dutch jazz orchestras and artists. She can be admired on various stages during …