September 29 New York Round Midnight Orchestra featuring Izaline Calister playing Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg. Next to that they are also playing The Orbit, Home of Jazz, Soweto Theatre and Ginz on Dynasty. This tour is a collaboration of Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz with Buma Cultuur and Sena Performers funding.
This is the second reunion tour from this band led by ‘tastenderwisch’ Jasper van’t Hof, who is awarded last June 2018 with the Buma Boy Edgar Prize, the most prestigious award for jazz and improvised music in the Netherlands. From 1995 till 1999 Izaline was part of this worldformation Pili Pili. At the time she replaced singer Angélique Kidjo. During this period Izaline also recorded 2 cd's with them.
In October 2018 they will tour again. A must see!
04.10.2018 Theaterstubchen, Kassel Germany
05.10.2018 Rex, Bentheim Germany
06.10.2018 Casino Kulturraum, Landesjazzfestival Friedrichshafen Germany
07.10.2018 Szene, Wien Austria
Minyeshu will launch her new album 'Daa Dee' - on 21st November 2018 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam and the album will be released internationally through ARC Music on October 26th 2018.
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.
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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.
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
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)
The island of my father is a musical and personal double portrait of a father in his homeland and his daugther overseas. Izaline and her father travelled Curaçao together with creative director and pianist Thijs Borsten to see the island trough his eyes. It was a personal dream of Izaline to make this program because the way her father shows Curaçao it’s more beautiful, lighter and real. Her personal goal is to let everybody experience Curaçao this way: the colors,the flavours, the people, the food and ofcourse the music!
4 TRY OUT SHOWS:
Oct 13 Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort 8.30 pm
Oct 25 Theater Vaillant, Den Haag 8.00 pm
Oct 28 Beauforthuis, Austerlitz 7.30 pm
Nov 25 De Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam 4.00 pm
After touring the theatres last spring they keep on playing this fall.
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!
October 13, Piano Duo festival, Amsterdam
November 16, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
November 17, Porgy& Bess, Terneuzen
December 21, Lantarenvenster, Rotterdam
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
December 9, this all-star TRIO will present their brandnew 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.
Trio Calister & Verhoeff feat. Verploegen LIVE:
Nov 1 Jazzdagen, Catherinakapel, Harderwijk
Nov 3 Jazzfestival, Theater Bilthoven
Nov 6 Theater a/h Hof, Arnhem
Nov 8 Huis Verloren, Hoorn
Nov 24 Jazzhuis, Abcoude
Dec 2 Diamanttheater, Den Haag
Dec 9 CD PRESENTATION Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam
Curieus for these new samba grooves? Please Listen here@ Spotify
Coming up Lilian Vieira Grupo LIVE:
Sept 16, Charivari Trio feat. Lilian Vieira, Musis Sacrum, Arnhem
Sept 29, Muziekpodium Estrado in Harderwijk (Jazzdagen)
Calister,Verhoeff and Verploegen join forces in this special Trio and will record these two concerts at August 31, Concertgebouw for a live-abum. 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. His intuitive and warm sound completes this all-star ensemble.
Their live-album will be presented December 9, @LantarenVenster, Rotterdam