Festival creation: Alto for Two

‘Alto for Two’ is an international joint venture of some of the most notable talents of The Netherlands and Spain: Kika Sprangers (sax) and Irene Reig (sax). Kika is considered one the most promising talents, touring with her own groups as well as with Dutch jazz masters and orchestra’s. Irene is from Barcelona, where she already studied piano, before studying saxophone in Amsterdam. During the festival Amersfoort Jazz 2019 they were encouraged to join forces. The Alto for Two group is completed with the gifted rhythm section Xavi Torres (piano), Thomas Pol (bass) and Sun-Mi Hong (drums). The latter, originally from South Korea but living in Amsterdam, is National Artist in Residence during Amersfoort Jazz 2020. Alto for Two is the festival opener concert on Thursday, May 14, at theatre De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort. The project is a collaboration between Amersfoort Jazz and its Spanish partners, Institut Ramon Llull, Jazz I Am Barcelona and Festival Jazz Terrassa.