While almost all festivals fall due to the coronacrisis, the annual Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz festival (post-poned in May 2020), will continue as a festival online. From November 20 to 22, 2020, Amersfoort Jazz presents a varied program with 19 Dutch World Jazz concerts, spread over three days in theater De Lieve Vrouw and De Observant. The concerts can be followed online via live streaming and are announced from the discussion table in the “Amersfoort Jazz Café”.
Of course, the organisation is very sorry that all international items had to be post-poned, including the Sena Performers Jazz Laureate Festival and the Focus on World Jazz from Hungary. On the other hand, Amersfoort Jazz is proud to present a new, adventurous line-up, a versatile cross current of World Jazz from the Netherlands: Living legends and next generation, from traditional crooner swing and hard bop to progressive jazz rock and modern creative, also related genres like afro, soul, fusion, latin and gipsy.
De Lieve Vrouw
furnishes the theater hall of De Lieve Vrouw for with renowned World Jazz acts such as Tineke Postma, Margriet Sjoerdsma, Izaline Calister and Artvark / Drums United. At the initiative of Amersfoort Jazz, Living Legend Jasper van ‘t Hof and Boy Edgar Prize winner Jasper Blom team up for a ‘blind double date’ with adventurous jazzbarock-keyboardist Stormvogel.
In the Observant two Dutch Jazz Club Nights are hosted by legendary Hans Dulfer, Steffen Morrison, Saskia Laroo and Alexander Beets ft. Paul van Kessel. On Sunday. The intimacy is sought with jazz, tango and cool jazz bu Naos Quartet, Ellister van der Molen and Manoushka.
Amersfoort Jazz is also a prominent online stage for the Next Generation jazz musicians, such as Artist in Residence Sun-Mi Hong, Kika Sprangers, Irene Reig, Xavi Torres, Thomas Pol, Efe Erdem, Sebastiaan van Bavel, Young-Woo Lee, Alistair Payne, Nicoló Ricci, Allessandro Fongaro, Gideon Tazelaar, Tim Hennekes and SIMIO with Sergio Adboelrahman (the winners of the Princess Christina Competition).