Ildo Nandja Trio

Mozambique-born Ildo Nandja graduated in 2016 with a cum laude master’s degree from the Conservatorium Maastricht, where he also taught in 2019-2020. The Ildo Nandja Trio exists in two forms: as a piano trio and as a guitar trio. “I like the sound of both bands,” he says.

Sanne Sanne

5 months ago

Award winning vocalist, vibraphonist, and composer Sanne Huijbregts is no stranger to inJazz. She has astounded audiences with her melodic, inventive, and sometimes downright quirky song structures. We are happy to have her present her brand-new quartet at inJazz 2022.

Pietre

5 months ago

For those who follow what’s going on in jazz made in the Netherlands, this band has some familiar faces. Pietre (‘stones’ in Italian) is the brainchild of bassist Alessandro Fongaro, a quartet he brought together during the second lockdown, in 2021.

Artvark

5 months ago

Artvark: a band with four saxophones and no boundaries in sight. It was alto player Rolf Delfos who came up with the idea in 2005: four completely different characters, in music and in life. Says tenorist Mete Erker: “Rolf knew all three of us, but the three of us did not know each other."

Nefertiti Quartet

5 months ago

Nefertiti Quartet have been exploring improvisation for almost a decade. After meeting at the Conservatoire de Paris in 2012, the four members have been playing extensively while building a repertoire of original compositions.

Perselí

5 months ago

Voice, alto sax, trumpet and double bass: an orchestration which offers various possibilities for sound and texture. Add to that the fact that Alistair Payne, Fuensanta Méndez and José Soares are friends who shared several larger projects, and you have the ingredients for a unique musical recipe.

Ildo Nandja Trio

5 months ago

Mozambique-born Ildo Nandja graduated in 2016 with a cum laude master’s degree from the Conservatorium Maastricht, where he also taught in 2019-2020. The Ildo Nandja Trio exists in two forms: as a piano trio and as a guitar trio. “I like the sound of both bands,” he says.

Mo van der Does Motet

5 months ago

Saxophone and clarinet player Mo van der Does has become one of the Netherlands’ most wanted young jazz musicians, and he is no stranger to inJazz. In the edition of 2019, his quartet made an impression on stage in Rotterdam. The Motet was put together for Mo’s final exam at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the same year.

Matthijs Geerts Group

5 months ago

Keyboardist Matthijs Geerts has been one of the Netherlands go-to session players for a number of years now. You may have seen him perform with GreyHeads, Marutyri and DESH, and with his own group and the release of Lost In Reverse he steps proudly into the spotlights.

kotokid

5 months ago

Are you ready for a potent mix of 80’s jazzfusion and modern alternative R&B and soul? With kotokid, bassist/producer Freek Mulder shows his fondness for analog synthesizers, sequencers and drumcomputers.

Dishwasher_

5 months ago

When asked to describe their music, this three-piece has a resolute answer ready: Dishwasher_ makes jazz for the non-jazzbelievers. Their aim? To scrub down all possible walls between genres to create a fresh smelling sound and style.

Suzan Veneman Sextet

5 months ago

Trumpet and flugelhorn player Suzan Veneman has been performing in the clubs and the festivals of the Netherlands with a number of bands and orchestras over the last decade.

Full Sun has its roots in Amsterdam’s creative music community. The ensemble came to be in 2018, following a “jazz workshop” method where a growing pool of musicians emerged themselves in the sound-vision of Taubenfeld’s compositions.

Composer, vocalist and guitarist Marta Arpini is no stranger to inJazz. Her pocket orchestra was born in 2021 in the recording studio, as an extension of her long time semi-acoustic quintet. With that project, called Forest Light, she performed at inJazz 2020, “the live stream edition”.

Chatlein i su Zumbi

5 months ago

Vernon Chatlein’s inJazz presence has evolved from the research project that he embarked upon while staying in Curaçao during the pandemic

You can call it chamber jazz, but the members of the North Sea String Quartet will be the last ones to try and limit their work by mere stylistic descriptions. As improvising string players active in the Dutch music scene, they are influenced by classical, world and folk music

Alexander

1 year ago

In 2020 pianist, composer and producer Alexander van Popta debuted under his own name. His album Methods To Madness clearly features the influence of jazz and its improvisational character.

Lucas Santana 5tet

1 year ago

The music of Lucas Santana has that energetic hard bop vibe, but his Brazilian roots shine through on many levels. His 5tet is more than ready to set fire to the stages of venues and festivals in the Netherlands and beyond.

Mehmet Polat has established himself as a master of the oud, a short-necked, Middle-Eastern string instrument. Bearing resemblance to the lute, Mehmet has extended the instruments’ range with two extra bass strings.

NAUSYQA

1 year ago

This band consists of six musicians from Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands who share the desire to have a musical space where they could explore and create in their own way.

From the south of Spain to the streets of Rotterdam, Juanfer Marrero Group are mixing postrock with impro and basically anything that comes in their path.

A common interest in cutting edge music drew this quintet together, and Sam himself mentions influences like Radiohead, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, English folk, and 20th Century classical music.

With his ensemble OAK, Sjoerd steps into the spotlight as composer and band leader. Their sound contains influences from free improvisation, classical music (Bach to Ravel), minimalism and Scandinavian melodic jazz.

Teis Semey Quintet

1 year ago

The Teis Semey Quintet reimagines contemporary jazz as a grounded, corporeal and alive experience. Teis describes his music as ‘representing the New Nordic in synergy with guitar-fueled contemporary indie-jazz’.

You have artists who don’t think in terms of pigeon holes, and artists who simply cannot be pigeon-holed. And then you have Jimmi Hueting. Though he might have heard of pigeon holes, this Rotterdammer from Nijmegen (or vice versa), a child of the iPod generation, prefers to shuffle genres, witness his indie band Jo Goes Hunting.

Alba Gil Aceytuno

1 year ago

The annual Erasmus Jazz Prize is a good yardstick for budding jazz talent. A resident of Rotterdam, the Spanish saxophonist/composer Alba Gil Aceytuno (1997) rose to prominence two years ago when she reached the final of this prestigious prize.

Coal Harbour

1 year ago

What will the future sound like? That’s the question Coal Harbour — port city on the River Maas: you can’t get more Rotterdam than this — asks in its new project FEEDFORWARD. With no fewer than eleven musicians, the Rotterdam group assembled around pianist, composer and bandleader Robert Koemans gives a foretaste of the sound of 2100.

Aviv Noam Quartet

1 year ago

Speak with the winner of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2020, Aviv Noam Quartet about their compositions and they are likely to bring up terms like ‘humor’, ‘intimacy’ and ‘organized chaos’.

Doppler Trio

1 year ago

On their website, Doppler Trio describe their music as ‘atmospheric, narrative improvisations, combined with modern rhythmical songs’. Expect the unexpected with Doppler Trio!

In this quartet, guitarist Gijs Idema and vocalist Anna Serierse look for new ways of using the guitar and voice together. Seen from a more sound-based angle they thrive for a unique blend between the two instruments.

K.O.Brass

1 year ago

Before they became K.O.Brass, this quintet scorched the stages of the Netherlands’ largest venues and festivals as the brass section of the famed Kyteman Orchestra.

Kruidkoek

1 year ago

‘We play GarageJazz. It sounds like… Ploctones? Zappa? Tarantino? Some shady 70’s fusion band? Nirvana if they went to jazz school?’ That’s what you get when you ask the four guys from Kruidkoek about their music.

Described by their leader as an avant-garde jazz quartet, the Prashant Samlal Quartet reflects a mix of musical styles, comprising not just the modern jazz greats, but rock and classical music as well.

Composer and director Tijn Wybenga is no stranger to inJazz, for in our 2019 edition he spoke about his AM.OK project during our conference. Great to have him in our 2021 showcase selection with new music!

Blue Sands

2 years ago

Vocals and bass: an exciting and intimate combination. The beauty of this jazz/ pop duo lies in its ‘symplesse’. Blue Sands shows that with just one voice and one bass you can create a strong basis for a song and draw the attention to the story. Their characteristic sound leaves space which could be filled, but doesn’t need to.

Contemporary jazz, fusion, world, classic music, programmatic, pop and folkloristic music – all combined together. Eran: “The soundtrack of my life, really. This music could be described as a melting pot of my life experiences.”

Fuensanta: “Voices, drums, horns and strings are like different organs in a breathing animal that invents cornfields, jungles, ruined statues, breakfast. Poetry is the silver guiding principle, improvisation and texture execute.”

JOHN FROST

2 years ago

Tight beats, melodic grooves, smooth rap flows and catchy vocals. Where the roads to jazz, soul, hiphop and funk cross is where you’ll find JOHN FROST. Add a touch of blues and rock and influences such as D’Angelo, J Dilla and The Roots to complete a total description of their sound.

Authentic music with undertones of serenity and melancholy, enriched by royal harmonies. Dutch saxophonist Kika Sprangers moves her audience with this characteristic sound and daring improvisations.

Her music is inspired by Bill Frisell, Elliott Smith and Nick Drave and the grace, gentleness and melancholy in their music. Italian singer Marta Arpini and her fellow musicians create enchanting jazz music. Marta: “Forest Light was born from the fusion between the suggestive atmosphere of the world of the songwriting and the intensive interplay characterising jazz.”

Redbourg Group

2 years ago

Rich in classical harmony, floating melodies and ripping guitar lines. With the Redbourg Group, bandleader Yuri Rhodenborgh connects his two passions: music and highlining. Redbourg Group makes music full of unexpected turns! This will bring you to to the heights Yuri finds himself at when practicing this sport.

SIMIO

2 years ago

Interplay, innovative and cinematic. Three words to describe SIMIO and the electronic modern jazz and improvised music by this young, Dutch group. With both electronic and acoustic sets, they create a unique and fresh vibe.

Young-Woo Lee Quartet

2 years ago

The Young-Woo Lee quartet brings together four musicians from Portugal, Korea and the Netherlands. Although they met at the jazz department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, their background spans from classical music to gospel.

Bonsai Panda

2 years ago

Contemporary chamber jazz noise! That’s Bonsai Panda. Jelle Roozenburg and Louk Boudesteijn started Bonsai Panda artistically. They both wrote lots and lots of compositions, rooted in jazz and influenced by blues music and big composers from the 20th century. For this adventure, they gathered David Kweksilber, Romain Bly and Jimmi Jo Hueting.

Canvas

2 years ago

Dark and colourful. Intimate and extrovert. Fragile and energetic. An empty canvas ready to be filled with colours and shapes! This trio explores improvised music, traditional/ folk, modern/ contemporary jazz and rhythms from Brazil and Greece. Together they create a very personal sound with a strong emphasis on storytelling, musical interaction and free interpretation of fixed forms.

Franz von Chossy Trio

2 years ago

Life in all its brightness and darkness. That’s the inspiration for pianist Franz von Chossy and his trio. A unique sound, merging classical and jazz. Süddeutsche Zeitung (newspaper) wrote: “Franz von Chossy is dancing on the edges of stylistic perfection.”

Melodic, colourful and energetic. Maripepa Contreras is one of the very few oboe jazz players in the world. The oboe is a type of double reed woodwind instrument.

Mundus Quartet

2 years ago

The music of Mundus Quartet combines the heritage of timeless traditions stemming from the broad world of contemporary modal, Makam and Sufi music originated from the Silk Road.

SMANDEM.

2 years ago

SMANDEM. is a group with a mission: “For us, jazz is a mixture of styles and cultures. We share a love for today’s popular music and strive to create a sound that combines all of our influences into something relevant.”

A journey through some of Beethoven’s best-known sonatas. It’s spontaneous and it’s fresh. Spanish pianist Xavi Torres explores all possibilities with sound, improvisation, rhythms and new textures. The admiration of Beethoven’s work, the joy and all musical baggage of the three musicians come together in ‘A Kind of Beethoven’.

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