Much to her own surprise, Izaline was decorated at this year’s annual ‘lintjesregen’. Izaline was knighted by the mayor of Groningen, by authority of His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander. She recieved the insignia of the order in front of a small crowd of fans, friends and family. Some of them flew in from Curaçao to attend the ceremony.
Izaline was granted this honour because of her achievements as a singer composer and lyricist, being an ambassador for the language of Papiamentu and the Antillian culture, crossing the borders between and bridging the peoples of the different countries of the kingdom of The Netherlands, and for her charity-activities.
Izaline received the title of ‘Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau’
Read the entire speech of mayor Peter den Oudsten in Dutch (and a little Papiamentu) here.
In 2018 Izaline will tour the theatres again with her own music production Latin Diva! In this show Izaline takes you with her in her search how to become a Latin Diva. You can expect songs from her latest CD ‘Rayo di Lus’ and from Latin Divas she admires like Mercedes Sosa and Astrud Gilberto. Don’t miss it so you can say you were there, just before she will have the world at her feet.
Latin Diva Tour:
March 7 De Boerderij, Huizen (short show)
April 5 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
April 7 De Oosterpoort, Groningen
April 12 Podium Vorstin, Hilversum
April 14 Stadstheater de Bond, Oldenzaal
April 21 Kielzog, Hogezand
May 11 Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam
May 18 Perron 3, Rosmalen
As from Nov 22 till March 16 2018 Izaline Calister will take part in a unique theatreconcert tour ‘Een tip van de sluier’. This musicproduction is about Lennaert Nijgh, one of the best songwriters the Netherlands have ever known. Lennaert Nijgh wrote many famous songs like for example Het Land van Maas en Waal, Malle Babbe, Welterusten mijnheer de President and so many more. These will be ofcourse featured but also lesser- known songs and even just discovered songs, all in new arrangements!
Izaline will join the stage with chansonnier Sjors van der Panne, Jim de Groot (The Passion) and Josee Koning (former wife of Nijgh) accompanied by a fantastic band.
For all dates and more information click here
Mid July Tommy Moustache was one of the 12 brightest talents on the European Jazz scene who played 12 Points festival in Aarhus, Denmark.
Here are some nice reviews:
*ECMreviews.com: Another highlight was Tommy Moustache. This savy quartet of unabashed Dutch gentlemen brought verve and high-octane precision to their humorous yet rigorous blues.
*Londen Jazznews: A very slick and entertaining set (..)combined with humour
In addition we are happy to announce new concerts are coming up:
Sept 16, Blue Note Club Session, Frits Philips Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Sept 16, Muziek op de Rotte, Rotterdam
Oct 8, Miles, Amersfoort
Nov 1, Projazz presents.., Cafe Paard van Troje, Den Haag
For more information go to www.tommymoustache.com
Rotterdam-based band Tommy Moustache and Sheep Got Waxed from Lithuania zap through extremely diverse genres in an explosive new collaboration.
The admiration was mutual when Tommy Moustache and Sheep Got Waxed crossed paths at a festival in Denmark. Shortly after that these eccentric and unpredictable bands decided to join forced on stage, resulting in an explosive and inflammable combination of two drummers, two guitarists, two sax players, a bassist and a huge stack of electronics.
The music Tommy Moustache has been described by critics as propulsive, mildly schizophrenic and heavily confusing alternative zap jazz. Sheep Got Waxed conjured similar unique descriptions, including ‘a mix of techno, footwork, Death Grips kind of trap and George Michael played by early Beatles.’ But the music also contains free jazz and metal influences according to the band members.
Tommy Got Waxed LIVE
11 April Bimhuis, Amsterdam
12 April Lantaren Venster (premiere)
13 April Brebl, Nijmegen
14 April Transition Festival, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
Del Ferro en Boddé are both master pianists, very open to other musical styles, notes and chords. In these concerts they take the audience on a special trip by challenging each other,. Each concert they only prepare the starting points of the music, trying to suprise themselves and the audience as well. For example the starting point will be only playing the black or white keys. Also they each choose to play a all-time favorite song and they will improvise together on classical and jazz compositions. Anyhow it’s all about improvisation and each concert will be different!
For all dates click here
Pianist and composer Thijs Borsten composes the Challenge concerttour: every tour two artists with different sounds, styles and influences They will challenge each other to perform songs of their repertoire together or alone. It’s like a duel which only shows wins.
In this edition Thijs choses Brazilian singer Lilian Vieira to be challenged by singer-songwriter Arnold Veeman from Groningen/Surinam, accompanied by Thijs Borsten Trio. For all dates and venues go to De Uitdaging
Last summer was the first reunion tour from this band led by ‘tastenderwisch’ Jasper van’t Hof. From 1995 till 1999 Izaline was part of worldformation Pili Pili. At the time she replaced singer Angélique Kidjo. During this period Izaline also recorded 2 cd's with them.
In November they will tour again. A must see!
09.11.2017 Worpswede Music Hall Germany
10.11.2017 Berlin Quasimodo Germany
11.11.2017 Bayreuth Jazztage Germany
Curieus for these new samba grooves? Please Listen here@ Spotify
Coming up Lilian Vieira Grupo LIVE:
12 May Blue Note Sessions, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven -17.00
26 May De-X, Muziekhuis, Leiden -21.00
3 June Zwolle Unlimited Festival- 17.30
6 July North Sea Round Town, Rotterdam- 19.00
14 July Bimhuis, Amsterdam -20.30
Everyone knows the samba with its rich syncopating rhythm and voluptuous dance moves. In fiesta time the samba is always in the air! With its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade, samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian carnival. In Samba Fever Lilian and her Grupo will let you feel all the different majectic samba rhythms, varying widely between times and places.
Be prepared: Lilian Vieira Grupo will move you with Samba Fever!
Samba Fever Tour:
February 3 Flux, Zaandam (try out)
February 7 Observant, Amersfoort (try out)
March 6 Dakota, Den Haag
March 8 Vereeniging, Nijmegen
March 16 Schouwburg, Venray
March 25 Theater Walhalla, Rotterdam
April 8,KAF, Almere
April 14 Podium onder Toren, Grootschermer
April 20 De Blauwe Zaal, Utrecht
April 21 BREStheater, Brielle
May 12 Blue Note Sessions, Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
For all dates click here
Four of the most eccentric improvisers of the Dutch jazz and improv scene have teamed up and formed Estafest: Viola player Oene van Geel, guitarist Anton Goudsmit, pianist Jeroen van Vliet and saxophonist Mete Erker.The result is cutting edge music, exciting, hilarious and breathtaking!
Last spring they released their critically acclaimed new album Bayachrimae (BMC Records) and this fall they will play some more concerts again:
October 13, Theater Dillewijn, Ankeveen
November 11, Friejam festival, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
December 3, DJS, Dordrecht
December 8, Toonzaal, Den Bosch
December 17, Cacaofabriek, Helmond
For more information go to www.estafest.com
On Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017, the fifth neon-lit edition of the renowned jazz and beyond music festival takes place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. At venue Muziekgebouw Eindhoven – also the heart of the festival – and at several locations in the city centre Tommy Moustache is one of the fifty five live acts which will take the stage.
November 5 * location: Oude Rechtbank, Brasserie * showtime: 17.00-17.45