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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate

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Frank van Berkel, the new Programmer at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam's premier jazz club, is no stranger to the music world. He started out as a musician, double bass/bass guitar, and played many venues back in the '80s and '90s, including Amsterdam's rock palace Paradiso and the Bimhuis, with different bands, that included Nine Tobs, Remo Tobs, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Nasheet Waits Equalty Quartet

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Energetic acoustic jazz by a supergroup led by American drum hero Nasheet Waits, a protégé of Max Roach and a core member of Jason Moran's Bandwagon.

Nasheet Waits followed in the footsteps of his father, legendary jazz drummer Freddie Waits. At the request of his other important mentor, Max Roach, he became part of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Zara McFarlane

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Zara McFarlane is one of the most remarkable rising stars in British soul jazz. The singer from London, who was raised in a Jamaican family, has been compared to Erykah Badu and Cassandra Wilson. She has a pure voice and a unique, contemporary style combining soul, jazz, dub and afro-funk. The intimate vocals of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Jazzmeia Horn

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There is great anticipation surrounding Jazzmeia Horn. She has already been compared to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, and she received compliments from Jon Hendricks and Al Jarreau. Her singing and vocalese skills are of the highest level, and on top of that she does not shy away from addressing current social issues.

On ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Julian Lage Trio Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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At a very young age Julian Lage had already gained recognition from well-known guitarists and jazz musicians (including Santana and Gary Burton) and became a protégé of Jim Hall, one of the most influential masters of the jazz guitar. These days Julian Lage himself is considered a leading guitarist. He plays with Chris Thile on his ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Omer Avital Qantar

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Qantar is the new quintet of composer and double bassist Omer Avital, who is known to lead his bands with such fervor that Downbeat has already compared him to the legendary Charles Mingus.

In his music Omer Avital plays a captivating blend of jazz and middle-eastern influences, drawing from his Jewish and Arabic heritage. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Rogier Telderman Trio

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Rogier Telderman is being praised for his lyrical, energetic piano playing. Alongside his trio, he leads an artist-in-residence series in Rotterdam for which he collaborates with renowned European musicians such as Thomas Strønen, Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois and Binkbeats.

For this live performance at BIMHUIS, he presents a new album with his trio with ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Doek Festival 2018 - This Is Our Music

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"This Is Our Music": many sides of the flourishing Amsterdam improv scene were revealed at the 2018 Doek Festival, with well-known musicians and international guests. This event signalled the return of the Amsterdam-based collective Doek to its roots: personal projects by its individual core members. The result is a richly varied program including two nights at ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ralph Alessi & This Against That featuring Ravi Coltrane

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For the first installment of BIMHUIS Radio on All About Jazz we present the full recording of the recent concert by Ralph Alessi & This Against That featuring Ravi Coltrane held at BIMHUIS on 18 May 2018.

Describing Ralph Alessi's trumpet playing is like describing his compositions: clear of sound and structure and simultaneously ...

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Estrella Acosta

Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta is one of the most versatile Latin American singers living in Europe. Though she has never stopped singing the folk songs of her motherland, she is equally at home embracing various Brazilian and jazz idioms. With her warm earthy voice she creates an energetic yet intimate and personal style, rooted in the sounds of her native Cuba. She has left a travel footprint that truly makes her a citizen of the world. Born in Havana, she got to know the traditional music during her childhood with her family in the province of Matanzas. After completing a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and studying vocal technique, she set out to pursue her musical dreams in a journey that took her to Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and, finally, Amsterdam, where she now resides. Estrella has recorded four albums and a single for the label eStar that have won internationally acclaim, including a nomination for a Dutch Edison