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Jazz at the Plantage 2019
FROM JUNE 22 UNTIL AUGUST 24 2019 EVERY SATURDAY AT 4 PM IN THE COURTYARD

Jazz at the Plantage 2019

Fourth edition of Jazz at the Plantage. This summer, visitors can once again enjoy a series of jazz concerts in the inviting courtyard-garden at the Hermitage Amsterdam and on the terrace of the Hortus Botanicus. Jazz at the Plantage is an annual jazz festival that is organised in collaboration with the Amsterdam Conservatorium. Showcasing young up-and-coming talent.

Isla van Hout Quintet

Saturday 22 June 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Belgian jazz singer Isla Van Hout (22) has been living in Amsterdam and studying at the Conservatory since five years. With a clear, powerful voice she combines her jazz roots with her love for soul, blues and pop music. The result is a fun mix of jazz standards, blues and soul classics. Isla sings about life, love and identity, backed up by grooving basslines and soulful sounds.
Currently she is finishing up her first year master and getting ready for an exchange to Philadelphia, where she will dive deeper into her beloved jazz, gospel and R&B music.

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Ben Fitzpatrick Quartet

Saturday 29 June 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

The Ben Fitzpatrick Quartet features some rising stars of jazz from around the world. Its leader Ben Fitzpatrick comes from Dublin, Ireland and has built a name not only in Europe, but in America as well. He has performed with world-renowned artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Ken Peplowski, Sean Jones, Vincent Gardner, Steve Wilson and Jimmy Greene, to name just a few. His playing style is full of soul, intellect and pure sensitivity. If you come and listen to this quartet playing, be prepared to get a full, all-round jazz experience.

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Anna Serierse

Saturday 6 July 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Growing up in a musical family, Anna Serierse started singing at a very early age. When she was nine years old, she began training her voice technically and singing jazz standards. Still at the age of nine, Anna was asked to perform with the Metropole Orchestra. In her last year at high school she was admitted to Amsterdam’s Junior Jazz College.
Currently Anna is studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she will graduate in June 2019. Anna happily sings in lots of different bands, both as front woman and as background singer.

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Ian Cleaver Quartet feat. Jesse van Ruller

Saturday 13 July 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Trumpet player Ian Cleaver is one of the most promising young jazz musicians in the Netherlands. Growing up in Amsterdam, he started with improvisation at a young age, and at 16 he started performing professionally, with various groups and big bands in venues like BIMHUIS, Concertgebouw and at North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2016 he won the prestigious Princess Christina Concours, which earned him a study trip to New York and a performance as guest soloist with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Later he shared the stage with Dick Oatts, Jason Marsalis, Ben van Gelder, among others.

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Vondelier

Saturday 20 July 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Experiencing Vondelier can be compared to a pleasant walk through a Dutch polder landscape in summer. Wild parsley grows along idyllic green footpaths, swallows are hovering high above the fields. Convenient yet adventurous. This quartet plays music that celebrates life in all its colours and that is always full of passion. It was a collaboration between Dutch poet Mark Opfer and double bassist William Barrett that led to the founding of Vondelier. It brings together intriguing jazz compositions and exalted Dutch lyrics, performed by singer Laura Dooge, backed up by guitarists Gijs Idema and L

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Alba Careta Quartet

Saturday 27 July 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Alba Careta Quartet is a very energetic project, innovative but sensitive, formed by musicians from the Amsterdam jazz scene and students at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Alba’s compositions form the main repertoire of the band, ranging from fast, aggressive tunes to delicate, sensitive songs, together adding up to form a perfect performance set. Her main inspirations are well-known musicians from the current jazz scene, such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Tigran Hamasyan or Omer Avital. In addition, Alba Careta Quartet perform Catalan folk songs with the frontwoman’s vocals.

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Josh Schofield Trio

Saturday 10 August 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Originating from England, Germany and Israel, the Josh Schofield trio explores chord-less improvisation through standards and original compositions. As students/graduates at the Conservatory of Amsterdam they play in or lead quite a variety of ensembles in and around Amsterdam as well as across Europe.

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Joëlle Goercharn Trio

Saturday 17 August 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

Joëlle is a student at the Conservatory of Amsterdam jazz department, who already studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. After almost a year in New York she returned to her native Amsterdam bringing a case full of beautiful songs with her. She and her eclectic band will present a blend of dreamy pop songs laden with sounds that betray her Indian roots. Her life in New York and the stories of her Hindu grandmother are great inspirations for her music, together with influences from Laura Mvula, Daniel Lanois, Lizz Wright and classical Indian music.

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YenTing Lo Trio

Saturday 24 August 2019
4 - 6 PM in the courtyard

YenTing Lo, William Barrett – yes, he again – on double bass and Davor Stehlik on guitar form a wonderful trio that brings new flavours to traditional jazz music. The Taiwanese-Dutch-Serbian group was organically formed at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. You can count on having a charming time with vintage jazz standards, some sparks of Brazilian music and some new tunes composed by the trio itself..

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