B/WITCH N MONK
NEW ALBUM WORK IN PROGRESS

In 2020 we can expect the new album of B/Witch ‘n’ Monk! This intriguing Anglo-Colombian duo have been described as "hardcore Kate Bush meets rebellious Andean Jethro Tull", creating what they call 'feral ethnopunk'.
Their instrumentation is a unique combination of; virtuosic Mauricio Velasierra on traditional flutes from the Andes, and pioneering soprano Heidi Heidelberg on vocals and electric guitar, producing music which The Guardian called "ingenious...you'll spend a while trying to classify them but they know how to write melodies". This new album is their musical definition of music Fluid Form; music which travels, like a river, through different forms with urgency and a determination not to create unnecessary repetition. 
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ttp://www.bitchnmonk.com/
MINYESHU
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM DAA DEE

Last year Minyeshu released her album Daa Dee worldwide by the UK based label ARC Music.

Drawing from her cultural life experiences in Africa and Europe, Minyeshu has sculpted her signature tone – a hypnotic and modern hybrid of Ethiopian grooves and melodies, delicately mixed with Western instruments and styles.
Ethiopian Singer Minyeshu Shows Range and Thought on Colorful ‘Daa Dee’ (Popmatters USA)
Sehr schöner ExoticFunk (Westzeit)
Currently Minyeshu is working on a new album.
Follow Minyeshu on Facebook
For full press information go to ARCMusic

NEW ALBUM LILIAN VIEIRA GRUPO: CANTA SAMBA


Curieus for these new samba grooves? Please Listen here@ Spotify

www.lilianvieira.com

 

IZALINE CALISTER COLLAB WITH THIJS BORSTEN
MULTIMEDIA THEATRE TOUR HET EILAND VAN MIJN VADER


Izaline made this very personal production –Het eiland van mijn vader (the island of my father)- together with piano player, film-and theatremaker Thijs Borsten. It was her idea to let the audience experience her motherland through her father’s eyes.
Thijs did all the filming, interviews and the editing. The result is this beautiful hommage to the island Curaçao with stories from Izaline and her father. And with songs in Papiamentu, English, Dutch and Spanish.
This theatre tour starts Oct 17, 2019 till Feb 29, 2020.
www.izalinecalister.com

OUT NOW! NEW ALBUM MIKE DEL FERRO TRIO
FEATURING DAVID LINX


The 5th album of Mike del Ferro in the series Songs inspired by wandering the globe for Challenge Records is OUT NOW worldwide!
For this album Mike joined forces with the Belgian vocalist David Linx. Listen here to the song Lifetimes such as these (compositions Mike del Ferro/lyrics David Linx)
On this album From one language to another David sings in 5 languages songs from all over the world accompanied by
Mike del Ferro (piano), Ruven Ruppik (percussion) and Jeroen Vierdag (bass)
www.mikedelferro.com

NEW CD TRIO IZALINE CALISTER & ED VERHOEFF, ANGELO VERPLOEGEN
LIVE AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW

Last year this all-star TRIO presented their album Live at the Concertgebouw at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.
Izaline has been performing with guitarist Ed Verhoeff for more than 10 years. In their search for a third instrument to join them, they met trumpetplayer Angelo Verploegen with his intuitive and warm sound. Expect well-known songs of Izaline but also compositions from Ed and Angelo and jazzstandards which all sounds completely different played by this Trio.

SHAPES OF TIME IN ICELAND
APRIL 29, IDNO IN REYKJAVIK

During the Dutch Pop-Up Embassy week in Iceland Shapes of Time will perform at IDNO in Reykjavik. The Embassy of the Netherlands for Norway and Iceland are organizing various activities showing the diversity of relations which exists between the Netherlands and Iceland.
The performance by Shapes of Time is inspired by a photo series by Udo Prinsen and will take you on a timeless journey through mysterious polar landscapes in a combination of sound an visuals.
Shapes of Time are Mark Haanstra (bass guitar), Oene van Geel (viola), Raphael Vanoli (guitar) and visual artist Udo Prinsen.
For more info go to www.markoene.nl or www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/iceland/about-us/pop-up-embassy-iceland

OPERA MEETS JAZZ TOUR 2019
MIKE DEL FERRO TRIO FEAT. CLARON MCFADDEN AND MUSICIANS FROM THE FAMOUS METROPOLE ORKEST


2019 is starting with a special project of Mike del Ferro!
As from 2019 January 3 till January 11, Opera Meets Jazz: Neapolitan songs and arias by composers such as Verdi and Puccini in a contemporary setting, will play the Dutch theatres.
Mike del Ferro, son of dramatic tenor Leonardo del Ferro, grew up with opera and classical music. After falling in love with jazz he pursued his studies on jazz but he never lost his immense love for opera and classical music and he has always been incorporating this in his original music.
A few years ago Metropole Orkest approached Mike to record an album with the orchestra with fresh arrangements written by a team of 8 international arrangers. And in 2016 they released the album Italian Opera meets Jazz recorded by Mike del Ferro with Metropole Orkest featuring vocalist Claron McFadden.

2019 Opera Meets Jazz hits the Dutch Theatres in a special line up:
Mike del Ferro Trio feat. Claron McFadden and musicians of Metropole Orkest (chamber orchestra set-up)

January 3 Flint, Amersfoort
January 4 Stadsschouwburg, Nijmegen
January 5 Schouwburg Het Park, Hoorn
January 9 Nieuwe Luxor, Rotterdam
January 10 Muziekcentrum, Enschede
January 11 Meervaart, Amsterdam

www.mikedelferro.com

TOMMY GOT WAXED
OCT 16 VILNIUS JAZZ FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA


 Tommy Moustache and Sheep Got Waxed zap through extremely diverse genres in an explosive new collaboration. Now Lithuania can finally enjoy a concert of this exciting collab between Rotterdam(NL) based group Tommy Moustache and Sheep Got Waxed from Lithuania.
For more information check Vilnius Jazz
http://www.tommymoustache.com/

ALEXANDRA ALDEN SINGERSONGWRITER (ROTTERDAM/MALTA)
FIRST SINGLE DANCING ALONE

Alexandra Alden (25) is a Maltese singersongwriter who is currently based in Rotterdam,where she recently obtained a degree in Jazz music. Since she became one of the judges in Malta’s biggest TVseries the X-factor she travels even more between Rotterdam and Malta.
Next to the glamour and fame of TV, Alden follows a steady growing career as a singersongwriter. Her music is best described as a dreamy soundscape with a folk-feel inspired by the likes of Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey and Bill Callahan. Currently Alexandra is working on her second album which is due to be eleased next year. In the mean time her record company M.A.R.S chose to release her first ever single ‘Dancing Alone’ outside Malta.

http://alexaldenmusic.weebly.com/

 

LO-LANDERS -SCOTLAND MEETS AMSTERDAM
DUTCH PREMIERE AT MUSIC MEETING FESTIVAL JUNE 8


LoLanders are six fascinating musical friends and individualists: Scots saxophonist/piper Fraser Fifield, Dutch viola maestro Oene van Geel and their chosen instrumentalists Aberdonian Graeme Stephen (guitar), Glaswegian Hardeep Deerhe (tabla) and Dutch partners Mark Haanstra (bass guitar) and Udo Demandt (percussion).
Making inspired new music that brings together the passion and traditions of Scotland and the Highlands, an Asian sensibility and the cool wit and invention of the Netherlands’ finest - this Going Dutch collaboration sextet is the revelation of 2019 - premiered to acclaim at Celtic Connections this January. Click here for the trailer of Lo-Landers!

Lo-Landers are supported by Dutch Performing Arts and Creative Scotland via the Going Dutch programme administered by the Jazz Promotion Network.

 LIVE

June 7 Tba, UK

June 8 Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

June 26, Bimhuis, Amsterdam

June 27 InJazz, Rotterdam

 

LILIAN VIEIRA GRUPO TOURS LITHUANIA
FEBRUARY 8-10


Lilian Vieira Grupo will bring their Samba Fevers to Lithuania!
Starting at the nice venue Jonavos kulturos centras. The next day they will play the very well-known Klubas Ramybe at the seaside town Palanga. And last but not least the wonderful, 400 seats Kotryna church in the capital Vilnius.
Tourdates:
08.02. Jonavos kulturos centras, Jonava,18h
09.02, Ramybes kulturos centras, Palanga,19h 
10.02 Sv. Kotrynos Baznycia, Vilnius, 18h30

MARK HAANSTRA & OENE VAN GEEL
SHAPES OF TIME


Mark Haanstra and Oene van Geel share a musical history of more than twenty years. A viola/bass guitar duo is perhaps a rare, but in this case obvious combination. Traversing eclectic music genres- jazz to classical, Indian to pop music- has led them to a original idiom. Equipped with only viola and a bass guitar, they have achieved an equally suprising contrast, with what is essentially the smallest band possible!
Their critically acclaimed CD Shapes of Time features special collaborations with visual artist Udo Prinsen and guitarist Raphael Vanoli.
LIVE:
Nov 9 Soundsclash: acoustic X electronic, Grand Theatre, Groningen

Nov 10 ROCK IT Festival, Oosterpoort, Groningen
www.markoene.nl

 

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