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12 Points Festival 2019

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Bimhuis
12 Points Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 25-28, 2019

Jazz, as a diverse and heterogeneous field by nature, is represented at each 12 Points edition by young musicians and groups (age 35) with a strong artistic profile and solid and attractive performance capabilities. The festival represents in a nutshell what the ...

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Teis Semey

Teis Semey (1993) was born in rural Denmark and found his interest in music at the age of 7. After shuffling between playing piano and playing guitar, he settled on guitar. Moving to Sweden in 2007, he started studying music in a specialised programme for young jazz talents in the city Malmö. After a brief year in Stockholm, studying jazz guitar and classical composition, classical piano and jazz guitar, he moved to Amsterdam, earning a bachelors and masters degree in jazz guitar in the Conservatory of Amsterdam, studying under Jesse van Ruller, Reinier Baas, Maarten vd Grinten, Matiss Cudars, George Dumitriu and Martijn van Iterson. Teis Semey draws influences from all around: the works of Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Ravel as well as Wayne Shorter, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Audioslave, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Coltrane. Teis Semey has released one CD as a band leader; “Where The Fence is the Highest” (2019, TRPTK) along with “Pull a String, a Puppet Moves” with PULL (2015, Loumi Records) and “Rotterdam Suite” by The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra (2019). Teis has performed in venues such as Blue Whale (Los Angeles) and Bimhuis (Netherlands)

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Sena Jazz Laureates at Amersfoort Jazz 2019

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Sena Performers International Jazz Laureates
Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz
Amersfoort, Netherlands
May 23-26, 2019

Immersed in a plethora of already known Western European performers, the Amersfoort Jazz Festival also provides Dutch audiences with multiple stages that nurture and introduce new acts while allowing many relatively younger artists to refine ...

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North Sea Jazz Festival 2019

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North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
July 12-14, 2019

For a while now, jazz festivals have lost their exclusivity and being a musical source for just jazz fans or those who wanted to get involved in the scene. More commercial artists from other musical genres have actually become a ...

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North Sea Round Town 2019

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North Sea Round Town
Dawn: A Trilogy of Sound
Rotterdam Wihelmina Pier
June 28-29, 2019

North Sea Round Town is a community-based festival in the port city of Rotterdam (largest port in Europe) situated in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta at the North Sea. With its 365 concerts spread over ...

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Maarten Hogenhuis Trio Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Maarten Hogenhuis has been gaining international visibility with his exciting power jazz group BRUUT! and his trio has become a mainstay in Dutch jazz. The previous album Mimicry received rave reviews and this spring sees the release of its follow-up Rise & Fall. Hogenhuis wrote the music on the album especially for his current band members: ...

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Joris Roelofs Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Joris Roelofs excels at alto saxophone as well as bass clarinet. He has lived in New York, where he formed a trio with respected American musicians. Alongside jazz he takes his inspiration from classical music and contemporary improvised music. On this compelling live performance he plays a solo bass clarinet set.

Playlist Introduction Bimhuis ...

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Get the Blessing Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Get the Blessing can be placed among a number of bands innovating British jazz with contemporary rock, dance and hip-hop influences, like Portico Quartet, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin. The infectious beats of this Bristol-based foursome come from bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer, rhythm section of the legendary trip-hop act Portishead. Deamer is also live ...

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KUHN FU Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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In the second of two instalments dedicated to great international talents living in The Netherlands, this week we focus on Kuhn Fu, led by guitarist Christian Kühn.

In this live performance they their new album Chain the Snake in March 2019, with bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld adding a deeper dimension to the music. Their ...

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The Necks Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Endlessly fascinating, hypnotic improvisations on piano, double bass and percussion by The Necks, the Australian trio that achieved a world wide cult status.

The Australian trio The Necks plays slowly unfolding, hypnotic improvisations that touch on all kinds of music, from Western minimalism to African trance and from to ambient to contemporary electronic music. Every ...