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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010

John Kelman By

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DJ&WM Wrap-Up

With travel being severely impacted by inclement weather and, for some, an air traffic controller strike in Spain, there was considerable discussion as to whether or not anyone was going to make it out of Amsterdam the next day. There was hope, however, for some of the delegates, who chose to stay on an extra day to attend the left-of-center Doek Festival, taking place on December 4 at Amsterdam's world-renowned Bimhuis. Still, on the morning of December 4, there were plenty of goodbyes and plans to maintain contact amongst the many delegates who were leaving; some who'd made surprisingly long treks to DJ&WM considering its relatively brief duration.

Despite the density of this jampacked two-day, three-night meet, if an event is to be measured based on relationships forged/strengthened, and an increased appreciation for the broad cross-section of music that was really only able to scratch the surface of the effervescent Dutch scene, then there's little doubt that Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010 was a triumphant success.

Visit Jasper Blom, Harmen Fraanje, Benjamin Herman, The Ploctones, Simin Tander, Lenneke van Staalen, Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash and Dutch Jazz & World Meeting on the web.

Photo Credits

Pages 1, 3: John Kelman

Other Photos: Hans Speekenbrink



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