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Article: Live Review

Mariza at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Concert Hall

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Mariza Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands April 20, 2022 When it comes to expressiveness, passion, technique, and sheer beauty of voice, probably there is no female singer today to equal Portuguese singer Mariza. It's rare to see a singer today who invests herself or himself so much during a single performance. Mariza is ...

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Teemu Kekkonen

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Teemu Kekkonen is a Finnish composer, jazz pianist and keyboardist living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Introspective yet playful, his melodic style reflects his passion for 20th century art music, modern jazz and music from films and video games. Teemu splits his time between his piano trio and other jazz ensembles, creating new music for films/media and a rock band. The trio’s debut studio album is planned to be released in fall 2022. As a prequel to the studio album Trio Live at Bimhuis EP was released in January 2021, featuring four original tunes arranged for piano, bass & drums. The previous year saw the release of Cinematic Music - made from scratch to hatch in his studio - the album is a culmination of his love for film music featuring pieces for solo piano, a string quartet, small chamber ensemble with electronic elements and pieces with full orchestra

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Article: In Pictures

Sanem Kalfa RefleX at Bimhuis

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A collection of photos from the Sanem Kalfa RefleX concert at Bimhuis in Amsterdam on March 4, 2022 featuring Sanem Kalfa, Fuensanta Mendez, Marta Warelis, Kamucan Yalcin, Sun-Mi Hong and Ilgen Arzik. It was an elegant performance by five distinctive female musicians/visual artists of great cultural diversity (Turkish, Polish, Mexican, and Korean background) from ...

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Viktor Haraszti

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Saxophonist and composer Viktor Haraszti (1972) was born in Hungary and lives in the Netherlands. He is also a multi- instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer. At the age of seven Viktor started playing the piano and at the age of eleven he chose the clarinet. In 1990 he obtained his diploma for clarinet at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. Jazz influenced his musical life in the late 1980s, after he attended a Fats Domino concert in Budapest. In these turbulent 80s of the last century, Viktor also became passionate about Rock & Roll. This inspired him to focus on saxophone

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Article: Live Review

Amersfoort World Jazz Festival 2021

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Amersfoort World Jazz Festival Amersfoort, Netherlands August 9-15, 2021 As with so many festivals during the last 18 months, the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival was forced to concentrate on local talent. Although steering away from big name international visitors, this summer edition offered a prime opportunity to familiarise our ears ...

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Nick Adema

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Nick Adema is a Canadian trombonist/composer currently based in Amsterdam. Nick obtained his undergraduate degree in jazz performance at the University of Toronto. While attending this school, Nick had the honors of receiving the Albert & Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Scholarship (UofT Faculty full scholarship). While at the Toronto school, he filled the lead trombone chair in the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra, and the Bass trombone chair in the University of Toronto 12tet. While at the school, they recorded a full length album with the UTJO entitled Embargo. Nick is currently completing his masters degree in Jazz Performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA). Growing up in Ottawa, Nick started to find his musical voice by playing with youth groups such as the Nepean All-City Jazz Band, the Ottawa Youth Orchestra, the Conn Selmer Big Band, and the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra

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Adrián Moncada

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Adrián Moncada is an Amsterdam based pianist and composer originally from Madrid, Spain. He started this studies in the Netherlands in 2014, and graduated Cum Laude from the jazz performance program at CvA in 2020. During his time in NL he received lessons and masterclasses from musicians like Brad Mehldau, Gerald Clayton, Harmen Fraanje, Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee and Franz von Chossy. He has participated in various prestigious competitions such as: Keep an Eye Competition, Dutch Jazz Competition, and Leiden Jazz Award; and played in some of the most important venues in Europe: Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Lantarenvenstern (Rotterdam), North Sea jazz (Rotterdam), Hot club Portugal (Portugal) and Jamboree Jazz (Spain). His main projects are: Adrián Moncada 6tet, with which he is releasing his debut album the 31stof March 2021, and Adrián Moncada with strings

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Gijs Levelt

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Gijs Levelt is a trumpet player, composer and teacher. In his work he explores the boundaries of world music, improvised music, contemporary composed music and pop music. As a trumpet player, he is best known for his work with the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, with whom he has toured the world since 1997, released 15 albums and entered into various international collaborative projects. He was also founder and co-band leader of several crossover bands and ensembles, including STriCat, the Axyz Ensemble and Spinifex. As a sideman and guest musician he has played with a large number of artists in different genres, from the Willem Breuker Kollektief to Chef's Special, in clubs, theaters and festivals all over the world. Together with composer / flutist Ned McGowan, Gijs led the Karnatic Lab, a concert series, a series of festivals, a record label and a number of ensembles for years

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Richard Hallebeek

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Born August 2, 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Richard Hallebeek started playing guitar at age 10 and took lessons from local teachers. He formed some local bands and started performing in various jazz and rock groups already at age 12. Completely emerging himself in music as a total guitar-nerd, influences early on were The Beatles, Pat Martino, Allan Holdsworth, Weather Report, Charlie Parker, Eddie Van Halen, Pat Metheny, the radio and every album he could get his hands on at the local library. Already at the age of 17 he was the youngest guitar player ever to be submitted to the Hilversum Conservatory, a conservatory best known for it’s strong jazz history drawing musician’s from all over Europe

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Article: Book Review

Anton Corbijn: Mood/Mode

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Mode/Mood Anton Corbijn 240 Pages ISBN: 9463887377 Cannibal Publishing 2020 In a career that spans four plus decades, photographer and film director Anton Corbijn became one of the best-known names in music photography. He was behind the lens of some of the most iconic music images of all time. ...


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