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 …

Ellister van der Molen | Ascenseur pour l’échafaud

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In 1959 Miles Davis released the album Kind of Blue. This is still the best-selling jazz album of all time. Because of the modal (scale-driven) way of improvising, this album is regarded as a stylistic turning point within jazz. The soundtrack that Miles wrote two years earlier for ‘Ascenseur pour l’échafaud’ (a film by Louis Malle) is at least as …

Izaline Calister

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Izaline Calister – Singer, composer and lyricist. The Edison Award winner (in 2009) has built an impressive track record in the past 15 years. With her charming style she gathered a loyal group of fans worldwide. Sometimes modest, then exciting again, Izaline possesses the exceptional gift that makes all the difference for a soloist, as she sings in her mother …

NAOS Quartet ft. Simone van der Weerden

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In 2014 she won the international bandoneon solo competition Klingenthal and graduated her bachelor cum laude in that same year at the conservatory of Rotterdam. After going into depth in tango in Argentina, she started her master of music studies in 2017 where she combined tango with jazz. With Thomas Pol on double bass, David Gútierrez Franco on piano and …

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 …

Tineke Postma Quartet ft. Ralph Alessi (USA) | FREYA

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World famous Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma tours Europe with her new quartet, together with New York trumpet player Ralph Alessi. Tineke presents her new album ‘Freya’ (March 2020), named after the goddess of fertility, love and lust in ancient Fryslân, Germany and Scandinavia. The album is a tribute to creation in the broadest sense of the word, but Tineke says …

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. …

Saskia Laroo Band | Trumpets Around the World

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Amsterdam trumpet player Saskia Laroo does not only presents her new album ‘Trumpets Around The World’, she also celebrates three anniversaries. Laroo turns 40 “stage years”-old, has run Laroo Records for 25 years and the Saskia Laroo Band has existed for 25 years. She is known for her improvisational purity, music to which she’s given her own twist, flavoured with …

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 …