MANOUSHKA

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In nine songs in English and in Sranan, her mother tongue, Manoushka mixes Caribbean jazz with pop, traditional kaseko and funky grooves. In her story she shares drafts of life in music. An effort to discover what makes us thrive. Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld is a singer, actress and writer. She started her career in Amsterdam at the Cosmic Theatre Company …

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) …

Shirma’s Soul Session

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The musical journey of Shirma started as backing vocal for artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Bolton, Alain Clark, Candy Dulfer, Henny Vrienten and Anouk. Shirma has released four albums and her third album ‘Shout It Out Loud’, was awarded in 2015 with the Edison Jazzism Audience Award. In 2017 Shirma Rouse celebrated the 75th birthday of Aretha Franklin with ‘The Queen …

Margriet Sjoerdsma ODELION

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After her successful A Tribute to Eva Cassidy, Dutch singer/composer Margriet Sjoerdsma returns to the theaters with ‘Northern Lights’. A three-month solo stay in Norway yielded a wealth of new songs, with themes that are as personal as they are universal: family, roots, compassion, letting go and, above all, forgiveness. The songs came to life in an overwhelming Scandinavian landscape, …