The music of saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra draws from the jazz tradition in spirit and
sound, but has crossed stylistic and cultural borders in order to express a strong, evolving personal
vision. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam’s vibrant improvisation community, playing jazz,
free improvisation, contemporary opera, and African, Celtic and Balkan music. Since moving to the
United States in 2002, Dijkstra has deepened his affinity with the experimental forces of American
music, while staying in touch with his Dutch musical roots.
Dijkstra’s current projects include his Flatlands Collective, with leading Chicago improvisers, and an
electro-acoustic duo with New York drummer/composer John Hollenbeck