Maaike den Dunnen is a Dutch singer-songwriter with an exuberant and confident voice. On this CD, backed by a tight trio, she shows how powerfully she can come across both on joyous jazz-funk tunes and dreamy art songs. This contrast is demonstrated in the first two tracks. On Nature's Call" Dunnen's voice dances over Thomas Kugi's funky tenor sax while on The Deep" her clear resonant sound mixes with Dena DeRose's insistent piano like Norma Winstone and John ...
40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal
The Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th edition this year with some outstanding presentations scheduled at various venues around the city. Running from June 27 to July 6, this year's festival includes both indoor and outdoor events, free and ticketed events, with a program that includes Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Brad Mehldau, Kendrick Scott, Richard Galliano, Stacy Kent, Joshua Redman, John Pizzarelli, Keyon Harrold, Gilad Hekselman, Roberto Fonseca, Donny McCaslin and more.