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Anton Goudsmit

With his ardent and passionate guitar playing the versatile and innovating Anton Goudsmit developed into a musical Chameleon without losing his recognizable and characteristic style. His miscellaneous compositions are the base of poetic improvisations and flashy power performances. A critic of the British 'Guardian' described Goudsmit as: 'the kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is'. He graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in 1995 and today he can be reckoned as one of the most influential guitarists of the Netherlands.

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Article: Radio

Django Amsterdam

Read "Django Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Django Amsterdam, an event featuring concerts, jam sessions, workshops and a kids' afternoon, is dedicated to guitarist Django Reinhardt, the originator of gypsy jazz or swing manouche. This style of acoustic swing jazz became part of the Roma and Sinti culture thanks to Django, who's generally considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2018

Read "Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2018" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Festival Jazz International Rotterdam LantarenVenster Rotterdam October 26-28, 2018 As a jazz enthusiast strolling along the beautiful waterfront of Rotterdam, encountering the name Van Gelder almost seems too good to be true. Even though in this case, the name is found on a truck and refers to a corporation that sells ...

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

Festival Jazz International Promotes Rotterdam Renaissance

Read "Festival Jazz International Promotes Rotterdam Renaissance" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


After an excellent full day program centered by national talent at Rotterdam's Festival Jazz International, two strong impressions rang very clear. The first was that considering current performers, experimentation and ongoing tradition, the Netherlands is obviously one of the per capita international leaders regarding the size and scope of a national jazz scene.

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Article: Live Review

November Music 2014

Read "November Music 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte


November Music s' Hertogenbosch November 8-9, 2014 November Music is a festival of contemporary music, new music in the broadest sense, held in the medieval town of s'-Hertogenbosch in the southeast of The Netherlands and home of painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516). Besides the core of contemporary composers' music there are neighboring branches ...

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Article: Live Review

Borneo Jazz 2012

Read "Borneo Jazz 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Borneo Jazz Festival 2012Miri, Sarawak, BorneoMay 10-12, 2012Borneo Jazz--held in Miri, Sarawak semi-autonomous state, Malaysia--has grown steadily since its inaugural edition in 2005, going from 3,000 spectators seven years ago to over eight thousand today. This growth is a reflection of the successful planning and promotion by the festival organizers and an indication ...

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Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2011

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Article: Album Review

The Jasper Blom Quartet: Dexterity

Read "Dexterity" reviewed by John Kelman


With the impossible volume of music released each and every week, there's always that sinking feeling that something's being missed. When saxophonist Jasper Blom and his quartet delivered their showcase performance at Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010, it became immediately clear that this was a contemporary group well worth investigating. Blom is a part of ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow

Read "Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow" reviewed by John Kelman


Eric VloeimansV-Flow Challenge Records2010 Still on the shy side of fifty, but looking considerably younger--in no small part due to a distinctive image with colorful clothing and funky shoes--it might appear premature to be releasing a five-disc box set that takes a retrospective look at the career of Dutch ...

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Article: Live Review

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

Read "Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010" reviewed by John Kelman


Dutch Jazz & World MeetingAmsterdam, The NetherlandsDecember 1-3, 2010 As difficult as it can sometimes be to appreciate how far jazz has evolved since making its first infant steps in the United States at the beginning of the 20th Century, it's equally remarkable to consider the scene in Europe. Beginning as a relative ...


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