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 …

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 …