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Stormvogels Alter Ego w/ Jasper Blom
20 November 21:15 - 22:30
The adventurous ‘jazzbarock’ keyboardist Stormvogel meets up with Boy Edgar Prize winner Jasper Blom in ‘blind date’ arranged by Amersfoort Jazz. A unique and adventurous combination, never seen or heard before. Unfortunately, the legendary pianist Jasper van ‘t Hof is unable to attend the concert, but guitarist Twan van Gerven aka “The Lord Shredder Benelux” joins the adventurous project.
Stormvogel (piano, synthesizers)
David de Marez Oyens (bass)
Onno Witte (drums)
Remko Smid (saxophones)
Twan van Gerven (guitar)
Guest: Jasper Blom (saxophone)
Stormvogel is an adventurous ‘jazzbarock’ keyboardist and composer from The Netherlands, whose statement of principles contain a method of modular composing by shifting odd meter ostinati (motifs that persistently repeat) on cue, combined with modal and free jazz passages in the spirit of Coltrane. Other characteristics are his use of analoge synthesizers as full-fledged instruments in a jazz setting. Stormvogel played with Tommy Smith, Lucas van Merwijk & Theodossii Spassov, Niladri Kumar, Roman Stolyar, Joseph Bowie, Nabil Khemir, Rob van den Broeck, Chander Sardjoe, Eef Albers, Tineke Postma, Oene van Geel, Ruud Breuls and Leo Janssen.
Jasper Blom is a pivotal tenor and soprano saxophonist of the Dutch jazz scene and winner of the Boy Edgar Prize 2019, the most prestigious award for jazz and improvised music in the Netherlands. Blom has performed with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, George Duke, Randy Crawford, David Liebman, Jesse van Ruller and many other international renowned artists and is considered to be one of the most versatile players in the Benelux. Twice he has won the European Jazz Competition and he has played at major jazz festivals and clubs throughout the world. Blom is currently active as player and composer of both contemporary improvised music and jazz. He is frequently asked by Hollands top ensembles like the Metropole Orchestra and the JOC to participate in studio and live sessions. In addition to his teaching position at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Blom is also helping to shape the next generation of jazz musicians by facilitating sessions and overseeing the annual Rough Diamonds festival at the BIMHUIS. Blom has received compositions assignments from the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazz International Rotterdam Festival and the international Saxophone festival SAX14.