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Stormvogel invites… Jasper van ‘t Hof & Jasper Blom

20 November 21:15 - 22:30

The adventurous ‘jazzbarock’ keyboardist Stormvogel meets up with a ‘blind double date’ arranged by Amersfoort Jazz: two Boy Edgar Prize winners called Jasper. A unique and adventurous combination, never seen or heard before.

Jasper van ‘t Hof
Jasper van ‘t Hof is one of the most exciting keyboardist from Europe. Since the early seventies, Jasper has been one of the leading innovators in the European jazz scene, a major pioneer in the world of jazzrock, improv and progressive jazz, playing both grand and electric piano, as well as synthesizers and church organ. He worked with Charlie Mariano, Bob Malach, Didier Lockwood, Philip Catherine, Jean-Luc Ponty and many others. In 2018, jasper received the prestigious Boy Edgar Prize in recognition of his impressive oeuvre, stemming from a fifty-year career as a performing artist.

Jasper Blom
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.

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. In his band are bassist David de Marez Oyens and drummer Onno Witte.