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Activities

Concerts & Activities

Program

Laurie Carpenter Quintet

7 July 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Laurie Carpenter – trumpet
Michael Anderson – tenor saxophone
Adrian Moncada – piano
Giuseppe Campisi – bass
Sander Smeets – drums

This quintet brings together a group of five dynamic musicians under the direction of British trumpet player Laurie Carpenter. Their music explores introspection, but has a penchant for hard-hitting swing which often manifests in an explosion of force.

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Fuensanta y las Atmosferias

14 July 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Fuensanta Méndez – vocals and double bass
Mo van der Does – alto saxophone
Teis Semey – guitar
Guy Salamon – drums

The quirky singer, songwriter and bassist Fuensanta Méndez (22) was born in Mexico and her roots lie in Latin American music. A love for poetry manifests in her songs: sometimes refined and colourful, sometimes avant-¬garde and raw. Méndez started making music at the age of fifteen and is an active performer at the Amsterdam Conservatorium, where she is currently studying.

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Laura & Strings

21 July 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Laura Dooge – vocals
Gijs Idema – guitar
William Barrett – double bass

Laura & Strings promises an afternoon filled with intimate chamber jazz. The trio, with Gijs Idema on guitar, Laura Dooge as a vocalist and William Barrett on double bass, plays it’s favourite jazz standards in fresh arrangements with an evident love for the jazz tradition. With Gijs’ virtuosity, William’s expressive playing and Laura’s velvet smooth sound, the trio’s repertoire seeks out musical adventures as well as playing more narrative ‘chamber jazz’.

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IKODO

28 July 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Gijs Idema – guitar
Mo van der Does – alto saxophone
William Barrett – double bass
Tim Hennekes – drums

IKODO play their own original music, drenched in new sounds, sweaty solos and unconditional interplay. Every concert is a new experience. They explore the extremes of their instruments with improvisation as driving force. The intense friendship between the band members makes them constantly challenge one another and go in search of adventure together. IKODO create a dynamic and unique sound that immerses the audience in their story.

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LM Project

4 August 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Lucas Martínez – saxophone
Youngwoo Lee – piano
Alessio Pignorio – guitar
Giuseppe Campisi – bass
Lluís Naval – drums

Five very independent and creative spirits come together in this quintet. Over the last two years, LM Project have developed a personal sound that reflects a mix of the different musical backgrounds of its band members. Their musical repertoire, based predominantly on Lucas’ compositions, is a half-way point between complexity, lyricism, freedom and interplay.

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Anna Serierse Quartet + Special Guest

11 August 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Anna Serierse – vocals
Gijs Idema – guitar
Cas Jiskoot – bass
Tim Hennekes – drums

The Anna Serierse Quartet is a young jazz quartet formed by Anna Serierse (vocals), Gijs Idema (guitar), Cas Jiskoot (bass) and Tim Hennekes (drums). Their arrangements of jazz standards are influenced by vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Fay Claassen and Cyrille Aimee, as well as instrumentalists such as Peter Bernstein and Jesse van Ruller.

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18 August 2018 Free entrance | courtyard

18 August 2018
Free entrance | courtyard

Sense Choi – piano
Paul van der Feen – saxophone
Eran Har Even – bass
Joost Kesselaars – drums

Sense Jazz Quartet was formed at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. Their style fuses elements of jazz harmony, groove and improvisation. The smooth melodies combined with energetic beats create a mix that soothes and grooves at the same time.

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Saturday 8 December to 6 January 2019

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