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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Larry Goldings / Peter Bernstein / Bill Stewart

    1:52:59

    LARRY GOLDINGS / PETER BERNSTEIN / BILL STEWART

    This concert was live on May 31st, 2018.

    Brilliant melting pot of groove, melody and swing by three phenomenal American jazz heavyweights on Hammond organ, electric guitar and drums. ‘A killer organ trio’ (Downbeat).

    Larry Goldings has a unique style on the Hammond B3 organ, with which he could be heard alongside John Scofield, Maceo Parker and Norah Jones. ‘More ‘cool’ than ‘sweat’, but certainly not without feel’, is how Dutch daily NRC described his trio with guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Bill Stewart. All three play equally important parts in their brilliant melting pot of groove, melody and swing.

    These phenomenal American musicians have been playing as a trio for 25 years. Peter Bernstein made name as guitarist with Sonny Rollins. Bill Stewart is a great example for jazz drummers since he played with John Scofield and Chris Potter. Their first truly collaborative album Ramshackle Serenade earned rave reviews: ‘It’s a beauty, showcasing the trio in characteristic slow-burn mode and with clarion-clear sound. Bernstein’s guitar lines are lyrically aglow, while Goldings excels in earthy undertow on the Hammond. Stewart thoroughly grooves on the kit without making a lot of noise’ (Downbeat).

    Larry Goldings: Hammond B3 organ,
    Peter Bernstein: guitar,
    Bill Stewart: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Bob Reynolds Group

    1:50:47

    BOB REYNOLDS GROUP

    This performance was live on June 2nd, 2018.

    With his own band tenor saxophonist Bob Reynolds steps out of the shadow of crowd pullers such as Snarky Puppy and John Mayer. ‘Hip-swiveling jazz and funk’ (L.A. Times).

    Soulful, danceable, dynamic, the missing link between Yellowjackets and D’Angelo: that’s how you could describe this Los Angeles-based group. The foursome started in 2015 and has been playing regular gigs in famous jazz clubs such as the Baked Potato and the Blue Whale, developing a natural-sounding blend of jazz, soul, R&B and pop. The release of the first Bob Reynolds Group album has just been released in May.

    Saxophonist Bob Reynolds played for sold-out arenas with American stars such as John Mayer, Usher and Willie Nelson, and he’s a member of one of today’s most popular jazz bands, Snarky Puppy, but he also has success as a band leader and solo artist. He reached the top of the iTunes jazz charts and he built a large share of followers with his YouTube vlog. Pianist in the Bob Reynolds Group is Grammy winner Ruslan Sirota, who has collaborated with, among others, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Stanley Clarke.

    Bob Reynolds: sax,
    Ruslan Sirota: piano,
    Janek Gwizdala: bass,
    Chaun Horton: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Julian Lage Trio

    1:42:28

    Julian Lage Trio

    This concert was live on July 13th, 2018.

    The sound of the recent album Modern Lore by Julian Lage was inspired by the time when country, jazz and rock ’n’ roll were in their ‘wild-west period’, when people were dancing and singing to it, according to the American guitarist who took up the timeless Fender Telecaster for the recordings. Still, the music sounds contemporary, thanks to the unadorned sound and the catchy double bass and drum grooves. At the BIMHUIS, Julian Lage will perform with bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob. Last June, Julian Lage was elected ‘Rising Star Jazz Artist’ in the famous Downbeat Critics Poll 2018.

    ‘A virtuosic swirl of twangy textures and gritty grooves that cry Americana with a postmodern twist’ (Downbeat).

    Julian Lage: guitar,
    Jorge Roeder: bass,
    Eric Doob: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Lionel Loueke

    1:42:24

    Lionel Loueke

    This concert was live on September 26th, 2018.

    Lionel Loueke, known for his collaboration with Herbie Hancock, presents music from his new album with a new band. ‘He always radiates a groove’ (Downbeat).

    Lionel Loueke incorporates typical West-African rhythms and melodies from his youth in contemporary jazz. This fall sees the release of his new album The Journey featuring, alongside well-known guests, his original trio and saxophonist John Ellis, with whom he will perform at BIMHUIS.
    Since he started playing guitar at 17, Lionel Loueke has achieved a stunning development, from playing to cassette tapes in his native Cotonou, Benin, to performing for president Obama at the White House. He’s part of the bands of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea and he collaborates with the greatest talents of his generation, including Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper.

    Lionel Loueke: guitar,
    Massimo Biocati: bass,
    Ferenc Nemeth: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Kaja Draksler Octet

    1:59:07

    KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET

    This concert was live on May 24th, 2018.

    Eight international musicians from Amsterdam come together in the group of pianist Kaja Draksler, who alternates songs and improvisations with compositions inspired by modern classical music.

    Kaja Draksler received the Paul Acket Award 2018, a yearly award granted to a musician deserving wider recognition for his/her exceptional musical talent by North Sea Jazz.


    The Kaja Draksler Octet is a colorful group featuring very diverse musicians from different countries, with Amsterdam as their home base. The music of pianist Kaja Draksler varies from simple songs to intricate compositions with refined textures inspired by modern classical music. Greek artist Andriana Minou wrote various lyrics especially for this group.


    Laura Polence & Björk Níelsdóttir: vocals,
    Ada Rave, Ab Baars: reeds,
    George Dumitriu: violin/viola,
    Kaja Draksler: piano/composition,
    Lennart Heyndels: double bass,
    Onno Govaert: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Ben Wendel Season Band

    1:49:11

    Ben Wendel Season Band

    This concert was live on October 28th, 2018.


    American saxophonist Ben Wendel, known from the band Kneebody, recently appeared with Seasons, a remarkable video series on YouTube: 12 duets, composed for and dedicated to 12 musicians he admires, released over 12 months.

    Ben Wendel is a versatile musician, who effortlessly switches between tenor sax and bassoon and from jazz to classical music, funk or West Coast hip-hop. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Los Angeles and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Alongside jazz musicians such as Antonio Sánchez and Tigran Hamasyan he has collaborated with, among others, Prince, Snoop Dogg and producer/beat maker Daedelus.

    Ben Wendel: tenor saxophone,
    Gilad Hekselman: guitar,
    Sullivan Fortner (replaces Kevin Hays): piano,
    Joe Martin: bas,
    Kendrick Scott: drums


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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert | Jaimie Branchs Fly or Die

    1:6:04

    Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die

    This concert was live on November 8th, 2018.

    Jazz with groove and (indie) rock energy by gifted American trumpeter. ‘Sounds like Art Ensemble of Chicago jamming at an art-punk loft’ (Rolling Stone).

    Jaimie Branch’s debut album Fly or Die immediately put her on the map as a gifted trumpeter and composer who brings together groove, melody and experiment. ‘The album reveals itself as a colorful mosaic which never sounds overbearing and offers a couple of earworms’ (Enola), reads one of the many laudatory reviews. Fly or Die appeared in the top 10 best albums of the year in the most recent Downbeat Critics Poll.

    Jaimie Branch: trumpet,
    Lester St. Louis: cello,
    Jason Ajemian: bass,
    Chad Taylor: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: The Sync

    1:10:34

    The Sync

    This performance was live on April 25th, 2018.

    Four free-spirited, authoritative band leaders from France and the US share the stage for improvised music in a unique line-up: flutes, cello, piano and drums.

    The improvisations by The Sync have a unique character, joining the various individual timbres in a fascinating ensemble sound. French flutist Sylvaine Hélary combines flutes of various sizes with vocals.

    ‘Reed holds down a pulse that rises and falls with great subtlety, while Risser serves a similar function, carpeting the performances with jagged runs using both prepared techniques and conventional playing. Hélary plays with fragility but underlines her flute lines with wordless vocals that swoop and hector, and Lonberg-Holm uses various effects to generate wonderfully acidic, guitarlike splashes that inject an electric dissonance into the proceedings. Still, the combo consistently privilege a deep ensemble sound in which individual contributions are secondary to what’s generated as a whole’ (Chicago Reader).

    Sylvaine Hélary: flute/vocals,
    Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello/effects,
    Eve Risser: piano,
    Mike Reed: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Under The Surface

    1:35:37

    This performance was live on January 19th, 2018

    Under The Surface: Joost Lijbaart / Bram Stadhouders / Sanne Rambags

    Under the Surface was formed by drummer Joost Lijbaart (known as a member of Yuri Honing’s bands), young vocalist Sanne Rambags (winner of the Conservatorium Talent Award 2017) and guitarist Bram Stadhouders (who previously collaborated with Netherlands Chamber Choir, Jim Black and Sidsel Endresen).

    They have developed what they consider to be a ‘universal language’, with their exceptional ensemble playing.

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: The Quartet

    1:41:50

    The Quartet

    This performance was live on February 22nd, 2018

    Saxophonist Benjamin Herman, pianist Peter Beets, double bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink combined forces as The Quartet on New Year’s Eve 2013. Ever since, they have offered one vibrant performance after the other!

    “The quartet often switches from unorthodox expression to by-the-book melodies, but whatever it does is always playful and adventurous’ (de Volkskrant).”

    Benjamin Herman: saxophone
    Han Bennink: drums
    Peter Beets: piano
    Ernst Glerum: (to replace Ruud Jacobs) bass

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Jonathan Finlayson

    1:57:51

    JONATHAN FINLAYSON & SICILIAN DEFENSE

    New music inspired by Africa and Cuba by American avant-jazz trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, known from the bands of jazz avant-gardists Steve Coleman and Steve Lehman.

    Jonathan Finlayson’s music has a clarity of sound and atmosphere and keeps you on the edge of your seat at the same time...On his most recent album he establishes a logical connection between various elements including rhythms of Ghana, Afro-Cuban melodies and counterpoint.

    Jonathan Finlayson: trumpet and composition
    Miles Okazaki: guitar
    Andy Milne: piano
    John Hébert: double bass
    Craig Weinrib: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Monty Alexander

    1:31:41

    Monty Alexander

    This concert was live on July 15th, 2018.

    Famous American-Jamaican pianist, who performed with Frank Sinatra. His playing balances between jazz, soul and such Caribbean styles as calypso and reggae. ‘Masterly’ (London Evening Standard).

    Monty Alexander is back with his trio after his sold out Bimhuis gig in 2013; a fresh opportunity to catch the famous pianist in an intimate setting. Monty Alexander’s playing balances between jazz, soul and such Caribbean styles as calypso and reggae. As a teenager the pianist moved from Jamaica to New York. He played with Frank Sinatra and Ray Brown and made his breakthrough as a solo artist in the 1970s.

    ‘It’s a relief to turn to Monty Alexander, a masterly pianist who delights audiences everywhere’ (London Evening Standard).

    Monty Alexander: piano,
    JJ Shakur: bass,
    Jason Brown: drums

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

    1:40:43

    Christian Scott trumpet / reverse flugel / sirenette, Logan Richardson sax, Lawrence Fields piano / keys, Max Mucha bass, Corey Fornville drums, Weedie Braimah percussion

    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah reaches a wide audience with innovative music. A new highlight is his recent album Ancestral Recall, which connects all kinds of rhythms: West African, First Nation and Caribbean, as well as rock, hip-hop, trap and 808-beats. With beautifully designed instruments such as reverse flugel and sirenette he creates a sound that is embedded in the music, drawing comparisons to Jon Hassell and mid-80s Miles Davis.

    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has conquered important festivals such as North Sea Jazz and Transition, and reached the top of the Downbeat Critics Polls, as a trumpeter and as a composer. He has collaborated with big pop and rock stars such as Prince, Jill Scott and Thom Yorke, and with influential rappers such as Mos Def, Boogie and Vic Mensa. His roots are in the jazz of New Orleans: as a teenager he played in the band of his uncle Donald Harrison Jr., with which he made his Dutch live debut in 2003 at the BIMHUIS.

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Kuu!

    1:14:32

    Kuu!

    This concert was live on October 18th, 2018.

    Music as theatre, dark and mysterious. Featuring singer/actress Jelena Kuljić and prominent European jazz players Kalle Kalima, Frank Möbus and Christian Lillinger.

    KUU! creates a buzz in the Berlin jazz scene with dynamic, precisely executed songs containing sharp commentary on the times we live in. Singer Jelena Kuljić is not only a schooled jazz vocalist, but also a professional actress working with some of Europe’s most prominent ensembles including Berliner Volksbühne and Münchner Kammerspiele.

    Her imaginative lyrics and unavoidable performances form a unity with the electric guitars of Kalle Kalima and Frank Möbus (Der Rote Bereich) and the drums of Christian Lillinger (Hyperactive Kid).

    “This music is its own theatre, ‘hectic modern noir’” - ACT, the label behind the group’s most recent album Lampedusa Lullaby.

    Jelena Kuljić: vocals,
    Kalle Kalima & Frank Möbus: guitar,
    Christian Lillinger: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Africa Negra

    1:43:12

    ROOTS @ BIMHUIS was live on July 6th, 2018.

    Irresistible African rumba by the band Africa Negra, who come from the islands São Tomé and Príncipe and have been renowned in Portuguese-speaking countries for decades.

    For the past 40 years, Africa Negra have been indisputably the most important and genuine ambassadors of the music of São Tomé and Príncipe, the island state in the Gulf of Guinea off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. Their first LPs on the Portuguese label Iefe Discos are now very sought after on the contemporary global vinyl collectors market.
    In the current line-up the band revisits the early sound, high energy dance music with vintage instruments: electric guitars and effects, bass, drums and percussion. Popular dance rhythms and genres such as rumba, soukous and highlife are mixed with humorous Portuguese lyrics and social criticism. A festive highlight of the Amsterdam Roots Festival!
    Afterwards, in the cafe: DJ Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou).


    Gabriel João vocals,
    Antonio Menezes, Leonído Barros: guitar,
    Albertino Santan Afonso: bass,
    Manuel Oliveira: drums
    DJ Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou)

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Ralph Alessi & This Against That feat Ravi Coltrane

    1:47:12

    RALPH ALESSI & THIS AGAINST THAT FEAT. RAVI COLTRANE

    This concert was live on May 18th, 2018.

    Leading American jazz trumpeter with a bright, classically trained style chooses for adventure in his supergroup with star saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. ‘A perfect balance of freedom and structure’ (PopMatters).

    Describing Ralph Alessi’s trumpet playing is like describing his compositions: clear of sound and structure and simultaneously full of ingenuity and expertise. This gives him room for adventure and innovation and that’s what This Against That is all about. In this all-star group Alessi plays alongside Ravi Coltrane, a successful band leader in his own right who has fully embraced the heritage of his parents John and Alice Coltrane.

    ‘This Against That strikes a perfect balance of freedom and structure. Across all this work as a leader, Alessi combines the best of so many strains of current jazz trumpet art... Somehow, Alessi makes many strains feel like one, a single sound and personality. Ralph Alessi for trumpet king. Why not?’ (PopMatters).

    Ravi Coltrane: tenor sax,
    Ralph Alessi: trumpet,
    Andy Milne: piano,
    John Hébert: bass,
    Mark Ferber: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Django Amsterdam

    2:21:04

    Django Amsterdam

    Top players from the international gypsy jazz world united for the fourth edition of Django Amsterdam, honoring Django Reinhardt with a festive weekend with concerts, jam sessions, workshops and more, featuring a.o. The Rosenberg Trio, Wawau Adler, Anton Goudsmit and the Robin Nolan Trio.

    GUNNAR HILMARSSON TRIO
    Gunnar Hilmarsson
    Johann Gudmundsson: guitar
    Leifur Gunnarsson: bass

    ROBIN NOLAN TRIO & ANTON GOUDSMIT, WAWAU ADLER
    Robin Nolan, Kevin Nolan: guitar
    Arnoud van den Berg: bass
    Special guests: Wawau Adler, Anton Goudsmit: guitar

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Oded Tzur Quartet

    1:16:14

    Oded Tzur Quartet

    This Concert was live on June 13th, 2018.

    Oded Tzur is a tenor saxophonist from New York, with a warm sound reminiscent of John Coltrane. He is praised for his spectacular saxophone technique borrowed from Indian music. His unique technique of sliding between notes conveys a smooth yet powerful sound.

    “His ability to manipulate his instrument’s timbre borders on the impossible” (de Volkskrant).
    “Urgency coexists with Zen-like calm on the darkly brilliant sophomore album by tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur. The dynamics of his fearless quartet mirror its ever-shifting storytelling intent.” (Downbeat, review of the album Translator’s Note, released on Enja Records in 2017).

    Oded Tzur: tenor saxophone,
    Nitai Hershkovits: piano,
    Petros Klampanis: double bass,
    Ofri Nehemya: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Benjamin Herman Birthday Bash

    2:3:06

    Seeing as the year is almost over, we wanted to surprise you with an extra throwback to a beautiful celebration we had at the BIMHUIS! So, here goes: Benjamin Herman’s Birthday Bash

    This performance was live on May 13th, 2018.


    Birthday Bash! Saxophonist Benjamin Herman celebrates his 50th birthday at the BIMHUIS with no less than 11 musicians, including a string section.

    ‘Herman is an alto saxophonist with a penchant for hyperkinetic jazz, not to mention a wicked sense of humor’ (Downbeat).

    Benjamin Herman is widely known as a saxophonist, leader of New Cool Collective and Dutch jazz icon, always fresh-spirited and sharply dressed. His 50th birthday party at the BIMHUIS is all about his new album Project S.

    The album Project S was made for the eponymous documentary about the Citroën SM, the mythic vehicle which used to belong to presidents and celebrities, including Johan Cruijff. A Citroën with a Maserati motor, which is a way to describe the album’s sound. ‘Serge Gainsbourg meets Fausto Papetti’, according to Benjamin Herman.

    Next to the soundtrack Project S this year we present you with two other ‘birthday releases’ by Benjamin Herman: punk jazz album Bughouse with guitarist Reinier Baas, bassist Peter Peskens and drummer Olav van den Berg, and a jazz record featuring young talents that Benjamin got to know during the last 14 years while hosting his biweekly jam sessions at the Amsterdam artist’s club De Kring.

    Benjamin Herman: saxophones,
    Giuseppe Doronzo: bariton sax,
    Efe Erdem: trombone,
    Alexander van Popta: piano/keys,
    Rory Ronde: guitar,
    Manuel Hugas: bass,
    Joost Kroon: drums,
    [special guest] Jonathan Herman: guitar,
    Pauline Koning: violin,
    Yannick Hiwat: violin,
    Mara Tieles: viola,
    Susanne Rosmolen: violoncello

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Linda May Han Oh Quartet

    1:34:19

    Super trio from New York led by Linda May Han Oh, bassist of the year according to the Jazz Journalists’ Association, who previously played with Pat Metheny.

    Linda May Han Oh doublebass, Greg Ward altosaxophone, Fabian Almazan piano, Rudy Royston drums

    From rock solid accompaniment on double bass to elastic electric bass lines: Linda May Han Oh has mastered it, becoming one with her instrument on stage. On top of that she is an excellent composer of tunes that seem ‘simple and clear, many with folk-like melodies, but are actually complex constructions involving intricate overlays of different densities and activity, sometimes coming into phase, sometimes gently straying apart’, according to Downbeat in a ****½ review of the album Walk Against Wind.

    Linda May Han Oh was born in Malaysia and grew up in Australia, but her music breathes the energy of her current hometown New York, where she became part of the bands of Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano. Past summer she gave a wonderful concert at the BIMHUIS as part of the trio of her partner, pianist Fabian Almazan. Now the couple is back in a new trio featuring super drummer Rudy Royston.

    ‘Her innovative range and stellar improvisations have made miss Oh one of the most dynamic rising stars in jazz today’ (Wall Street Journal).

    BIMHUIS | April 28 2019

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Jim Blacks Malamute

    1:39:57

    Jim Black's Malamute

    This concert was live on May 3rd, 2018.

    Restless, agile, but with a steady course: that is how one could describe the malamute, the Alaskan sled dog, and it’s also appropriate for the eponymous New York band. The four musicians cannot be pinned down on one genre. Together they create a unique style with seemingly incompatible elements: warm-blooded tenor sax, jumpy keyboards and propulsive bass and drum grooves.


    Óskar Guðjónsson: tenor saxophone,
    Elias Stemeseder: keyboards,
    Chris Tordini: bass,
    Jim Black: drums/sampler

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Performance: Charles McPherson Quartet

    1:55:08

    Charles McPherson Quartet

    This performance was live on March 8th, 2018.

    According to authoritative jazz magazine Downbeat no one else alive today has mastered the musical language of Charlie Parker like Charles McPherson. The alto saxophonist played with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. McPherson keeps bebop alive with his own music. Critics praise his powerful, confident playing on his most recent album “The Journey.”

    “The craft and sincerity, the discipline and passion that Charles McPherson brings to the alto saxophone is a tribute to the beauty of jazz” (Village Voice).

    ‘One of the last authentic practitioners of bebop saxophone’ (Straight No Chaser).

    Charles McPherson: alto saxophone
    Alberto Palau: piano
    (Darryl Hall is being replaced by) Joris Teepe: bass
    Stephen Keogh: drums


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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Joshua Abramss Natural Information Society

    1:24:18

    Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society

    This concert was live on April 4th, 2018

    Natural Information Society sounds intangible, simultaneously relaxing and energetic. The band led by Joshua Abrams combines traditional and electric instruments to create innovative music, drawing from minimalism, jazz, krautrock and more. Abrams regularly incorporates the hypnotic tones of the guimbri, the three-stringed bass and percussion instrument from West-African gnawa music.

    ‘It’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering’ (New York Times).


    Jason Stein: bass clarinet,
    Lisa Alvarado: harmonium/gong,
    Joshua Abrams guimbri/bass,
    Mikel Avery: drums


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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Mike Reeds Flesh & Bone

    1:41:29

    The Performance was live on February 3, 2018

    Mike Reed's Flesh & Bone

    In 2009, the Chicago-based “People, Places & Things” Mike Reed’s band were touring across Europe when they became snarled up in a neo-Nazi rally in the small town of Prerov, Czech Republic. Thankfully for Reed and his ensemble, local authorities aided them in their journey to Krakow. These frightful events inspired the evocative mix of music, spoken word and video that is “Flesh & Bone.”

    Greg Ward: alto saxophone
    Tim Haldeman: tenor saxophone
    Ben Lamar Gay: cornet
    Jason Stein: bass clarinet
    Marvin Tate: spoken word
    Jason Roebke: bass
    Mike Reed: drums
    Kim Alpert: video
    Special guests: Marta Warelis: piano & Joost Buis: trombone

    “Mike Reed’s compositions for Flesh & Bone are both deeply personal and brimming with hope, and represent his expressions of feeling about social unrest, racism and resurgent nationalism.”

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  • Bimhuis TV | Marquis Hill Blacktet

    1:34:14

    Marquis Hill, one of the most promising American jazz players, combines jazz with contemporary beats. Former band member of Marcus Miller. ‘A dauntingly skilled trumpeter’ (New York Times).

    Trumpeter Marquis Hill leaves a great impression with the way he connects jazz to spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary beats and breaks. In his Blacktet he plays with musicians from his native Chicago. These musicians can improvise on dazzling grooves, but they also translate standards and more obscure gems from jazz history to the present.

    Marquis Hill is currently one of the most promising American jazz players. He topped the Downbeat Critics Poll 2016 in the Rising Star Trumpet category and he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition 2014. He currently lives in New York. For three years he was part of the band of bass guitar legend Marcus Miller. At the BIMHUIS he has previously performed with drummer/producer Makaya McCraven.

    ‘The new music is calibrated with cool precision and delivered with calculated understatement, his trumpet playing filled with the mellifluous tones, cascading lines and outpourings of lyrical invention that have been stirring souls throughout the jazz world. The music also stirs the pot, layered as it is with anxious hip-hop grooves and spoken-word narratives that reflect the conditions Hill saw growing up—and, to a degree, still sees today—on the South Side of Chicago’ (Downbeat).

    Braxton Cook altosaxophone, Marquis Hill trumpet, Junius Paul doublebass, Jonathan Pinson drums, Joel Ross piano & vibraphone

    BIMHUIS | May 4 2019

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Rogier Telderman Trio

    1:7:29

    Rogier Telderman Trio

    This performance was live on April 26th, 2018.

    Rogier Telderman is being praised for his lyrical, energetic piano playing. His compositions are strongly narrative and have ‘a compelling personal quality and the ability to grab a hold of the listeners immediately’ (Jazzenzo). The classically trained pianist, plays in his trio with double bassist Guus Bakker and drummer Niek de Bruijn.

    Alongside his trio, Rogier Telderman leads an artist-in-residence series in Rotterdam for which he collaborates with renowned European musicians such as Thomas Strønen, Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois and Binkbeats.

    Rogier Telderman: piano/compositions,
    Guus Bakker: bass,
    (Replacing Tuur Moens) Niek de Bruijn: drums

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Murray/Håker Flaten/Nilssen-Love

    1:50:52

    New collaboration between American saxophone giant David Murray and the bassist and drummer of groundbreaking Scandinavian trio The Thing.

    Since his arrival on the free-spirited ‘loft jazz’ scene in New York in the 1970s, David Murray has been performing at the BIMHUIS. Now he’s back in a new line-up with two Norwegian monster players: bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, both members of the infamous trio The Thing. During their exclusive tour they will perform pieces by all three musicians and others, alongside free improvisation.

    Tenor sax and bass clarinet player David Murray has an instantly recognizable style, which encompasses soul, gospel and free jazz. Ever since he played the Bimhuis for the first time in 1976, his first concert outside the US, he has released over 150 albums under his own name. ‘The main attraction is his tenor-sax playing – a gospelly sound that can seem to compress the works of the instrument’s greatest practitioners into one celebratory roar’ (The Guardian on David Murray).

    Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love are known as ‘Norway’s heaviest rhythm section’. The Thing, their trio with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, connects the dots between rock, noise and jazz and brings fans from all three of these directions together. ‘Free jazz you can stage dive to. Heavy riffs are treated as scaffolding for excursions into free improvisation’ (Pitchfork on The Thing).

    David Murray tenor-saxophone, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten doublebass, Paal Nilssen-Love drums

    BIMHUIS | May 30th 2019

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Jazzmeia Horn

    2:3:52

    Jazzmeia Horn

    This performance was live on April 15, 2018.

    There’s great anticipation surrounding Jazzmeia Horn; she has already been compared to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, and she received compliments from John Hendricks and Al Jarreau. Her singing and vocalese skills are of the highest level, and on top of that she does not shy away from addressing current social issues.

    ‘The most talked-about jazz vocalist to emerge since Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter both became stars … she’s possessed of a sassy tone in the highest register and an array of nonverbal sounds that add drama, hinting at meanings in the music that go beyond what fits on the page’ (New York Times).

    Jazzmeia Horn: vocals,
    Victor Gould: piano,
    Geraud Portal: bass,
    Henry Conerway III: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Donny McCaslin

    1:42:47

    Donny McCaslin

    This concert was live on October 14th, 2018.

    Following his adventure as saxophonist/band leader on David Bowie’s Blackstar, Donny McCaslin presents an audiovisual performance based on his new album Blow.

    As the bandleader on David Bowie’s final album Blackstar, saxophonist Donny McCaslin witnessed firsthand the musician’s penchant for reinvention. McCaslin applied that mindset to his new album Blow, which combines his propulsive saxophone playing with vibrant electronica and bombastic alternative rock, and which contains influences of jazz as well as from bands such as Radiohead and Bon Iver.

    ‘Before working with Bowie, things like this didn’t seem possible to me,’ McCaslin says of his new songs, which will be sung at the BIMHUIS by New York singer/songwriter Jeff Taylor.

    Donny McCaslin: tenor saxophone,
    Jeff Taylor: vocals/guitar,
    Jason Lindner: keyboards,
    Owen Biddle: bass,
    Zach Danziger: drums

    Recording: Marc Schots
    Voice-over: Jurgen van Loenhout
    Introduction Music: Tommy Moustache - Brute Force

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Philipp Ruttgers

    1:31:04

    Philipp Ruttgers

    This concert was live on July 11th, 2018.

    Pianist Philipp Rüttgers reveals a fairy tale world informed by Hans Christian Andersen, in his new composition commissioned by North Sea Jazz Festival 2018.

    Each year, North Sea Jazz commissions a promising Dutch jazz composer to freely write a composition. For this occasion, pianist Philipp Rüttgers composed a fairy tale on music informed by writer Hans Christian Andersen, who’s known for ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Princess and the Pea’, among others. Philipp grew up in 1980s Berlin, a turbulent time in which he sought refuge in fairy tales. In his own fantastic story he offers a critical view on today’s society.

    Philipp Rüttgers: piano/microphonic soundbox,
    Heidi Heidelberg: vocals/guitar/,
    Oene van Geel: alto violin,
    Jörg Brinkmann: cello/fx effects,
    Mark Schilders: drums/fx effects,
    Seppe Ovink VJ

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  • BIMHUIS Live Performance: Verheyen / Copland / Van der Feen / McPherson

    1:47:00

    Verheyen - Copland - Van der Feen - McPherson

    This performance was live on February 24th, 2018.

    Robin Verheyen can switch effortlessly between jazz, rock and Bach, but concentrates on acoustic improvisation with his New York quartet. The Flemish saxophonist performed recently at the BIMHUIS, accompanied by his band TaxiWars, which features dEUS frontman and cult indie legend Tom Barman.

    This BIMHUIS performance is a presentation of When Birds Leave, his new album with pianist Copland, double bassist Drew Gress and drummer Billy Hart*. The tireless Hart was performing live with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and other such soul greats more than half a century ago, and has made albums with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Pharoah Sanders. He performs regularly at the BIMHUIS, often with younger musicians such as Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus).


    Robin Verheyen: saxophone
    Marc Copland: piano
    (Drew Gress will be replaced by) Clemens van der Feen: bass
    (Billy Hart will be replaced by) Eric McPherson: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Performance: Nasheet Waits Equality Quartet

    1:47:46

    Nasheet Waits Equality Quartet
    18 March 2018

    The New York-raised drummer performed with his Equality Quartet. The recent album Between Nothingness and Infinity includes original compositions by band leader Waits and double bassist Mark Helias alongside works by Charlie Parker, Andrew Hill and Sam Rivers. For his concert at the BIMHUIS, Nasheet will bring bassist Eric Revis.

    “Nasheet Waits’s light touch, propulsive swing and insider’s rhythms have been a stamp of quality for cutting edge jazz since his recording debut in 1993” (Financial Times).

    “Nasheet Waits is at the top of his game. A typical musician’s example, the New Yorker is the perfect partner, as the list of his record shows: Andrew Hill, Jason Moran, William Parker, David Murray, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Turner, Vijay Iyer , Geri Allen, Michel Portal … jazz has benefited from his chops, polyrhythmic and conscious of melody’ (Libération)”

    (Logan Richardson is being replaced by) Jason Yarde: saxophone,
    Abel Marcel Calderon: piano,
    (Mark Helias is being replaced by) Eric Revis: bass,
    Nasheet Waits: drums

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Aruan Ortiz Solo

    1:28:40

    The performance was live on January 25th, 2018

    Aruan Ortiz Solo

    Forward-thinking pianist from Brooklyn sheds new light on his Afro-Cuban roots in an openhearted solo concert. ‘A creative force’ (New York Times).

    The Cuban-born musician incorporates different forms in his compositions, resulting in a unique new style. It reflects his fascination for modern classical music as well as Afro-Cuban traditions, and for great jazz innovators such as Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk.

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Sun Mi Hong Quintet

    36:24

    Nicolo Ricci tenorsax, Alistair Payne trumpet, Young Woo Lee piano, Alessandro Fongaro bass, Sun-Mi Hong drums

    Sun-Mi Hong Quintet | Orange Line | 25-09-2019
    The Netherlands

    One of the most promising young jazz artists in The Netherlands. Sun-Mi Hong’s music balances between jazz, impressionism and the Korean tradition.
    As a drum talent from South Korea, Sun-Mi Hong blossomed in The Netherlands. Here she dedicated herself fully to jazz, collaborating with Karel Boehlee, Benjamin Herman and Daahoud Salim. Her compositions show influences from traditional Korean percussion to classical impressionism.

    About ORANGE LINE
    During 12 Points the BIMHUIS presents a sparkling fringe program with exciting Dutch Acts. Each of them presents in their own way the vibe of the Dutch jazz scene. With a.o. Sun-Mi Hong, Niels Broos & Jamie Peet and Guy Salomon Group. Orange Line is supported by Dutch Performing Arts.

    BIMHUIS | september 25th 2019

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Omer Avitals Qantare

    1:25:58

    Omer Avital’s Qantare

    This performance was live on April 22nd, 2018.

    Qantar is the new name of the quintet of composer and double bassist Omer Avital. He’s known to lead his bands with such fervor that Downbeat has already compared him to his legendary colleague Charles Mingus.

    In his music Omer Avital refers to his half Jewish and half Arabic heritage. The result is an urban mixture of cultural influences, from eastern melodies to intoxicating North African desert blues.

    Omer Avital is part of a close-knit group of Israeli jazz musicians making waves in the clubs of New York, such as trumpeter Avishai Cohen and pianist Aaron Goldberg. One week prior to this performance he will release the first album under the Qantar name on his new label Zamzama.

    ‘Avital is one of the most exciting musicians to come onto the jazz scene in the last 20 years. His live shows are pure joy… He’s locked into his music with an intensity and purpose that is rare and beautiful… This is hard-driving jazz with a new soul for a new era’ (Downbeat).

    Omer Avital: bass,
    Eden Ladin: piano,
    Asaf Yuria: saxophones,
    Alexander Levin: tenor saxophone,
    Ofri Nehemya: drums

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Louis Moholo Moholo 5 Blokes | Part 1

    49:15

    Jason Yarde soprano & alto saxophone, Shabaka Hutchings tenor sax/flute, Alexander Hawkins piano, John Edwards doublebass, Louis Moholo-Moholo drums

    One of the great jazz drummers, praised for his free style and unmistakable drive. ‘The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly’ (The Guardian).


    Louis Moholo-Moholo is one of the great drummers of jazz, a pioneer of free improvisation with an unmistakable drive and a uniquely distinctive style. In 2005 he returned to his native South Africa, after living in London for decades. In Five Blokes he plays with rising stars of new British jazz including saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming) and pianist Alexander Hawkins, who previously collaborated with Mulatu Astatke and Joe McPhee.

    Louis Moholo (the doubling of his last name followed later) made the scene in Europe after he moved to London in 1964 with the legendary Blue Notes. This band gave a new impulse to jazz and improvised music with influences of catchy songs from the South-African townships. Moholo has performed at the Bimhuis many times in the past, for example with Amsterdam players such as Sean Bergin and the ICP musicians.

    ‘It’s impossible to replicate the intensity and near overwhelming beauty of seeing the band live’ (The Quietus).

    BIMHUIS | September 5th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV live stream | Workshop 45 Years!

    1:54:10

    Since 45 years bassist Arnold Dooyeweerd has been guiding beginning and advanced adventurous musicians into the deep end. This is celebrated with a special concert edition of this legendary workshop.

    The Bimhuis workshop is legendary among both beginning as well as advanced adventurous musicians. Many improvisers learned to play here for the first time without fixed schedules by trusting their ears and agility to set a strong story in collaboration with others. For 45 years the workshop has been free and open for everyone. At the same time the quality is high: virtuosity is of less importance then personality. It’s not about the amount of notes you play, it’s about what you do with them…

    For this jubilee night Arnold Dooyeweerd presents a special concertprogram, including some public instructions for the musicians. Suspense guaranteed.

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Performance: Wild Man Conspiracy

    1:36:02

    Wild Man Conspiracy

    This performance was live on March 23rd, 2018.

    Wild Man Conspiracy has taken the audience on a rollercoaster journey. The music is poetic and imaginative, the compositions are compact and widely varied, from cinematic and serene to rebellious and disturbing. These three musicians aim for the same: beautiful, boundless and honest music with which they want to move their audience.

    Special guest at this performance was master saxophonist Chris Cheek. He seamlessly fits the trio and is one of the most in-demand and well-known sax players of our time. He played with, among others, Jeff Ballard Trio, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra and Carla Bley.

    ‘Taking the listener somewhere completely new’, ‘This band is clearly centered in the present’ (Downbeat, editor’s pick January 2017).

    Guillermo Celano: guitar/effects,
    Gerard Kleijn: trumpet/flugelhorn/voice/effects,
    Joost Kesselaar drums.
    Special Guest: Chris Cheek: tenor saxophone


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  • BIMHUIS TV | Tom Harrell: Infinity

    1:17:31

    Tom Harrell trumpet, Mark Turner tenor sax, Charles Altura guitar, Ugonna Okegwa doublebass, Johnathan Blake drums

    Trumpeter Tom Harrell has rightly been called ‘living and breathing melody.’ In his current quintet he plays with New York greats including tenor saxophonist Mark Turner.

    For those in the know he’s an icon and for new listeners a revelation: Tom Harrell’s trumpet sound is among the most beautiful and sophisticated ever. His precision and sense of harmony are unparalleled and his solos sound like thoughtfully composed lines. Furthermore, he keeps on innovating. For example, Infinity is his first album with a quintet with tenor sax and guitar. At the BIMHUIS he will perform with the same musicians, including tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, who has previously played sold-out shows here with Fly.

    Tom Harrell has won many awards as a trumpet and flugelhorn player, and he has also earned his place as a composer. He has written and arranged for jazz bands as well as ballet, symphony and chamber orchestras. His arrangements include classical works by Debussy and Ravel. He has collaborated with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans and Horace Silver, with diva’s such as Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson, and with heroes of the current jazz generation such as Esperanza Spalding and Ambrose Akinmusire.

    ‘A supreme trumpet/flugelhorn player, Tom Harrell has an endless flow of bubbling, intricate
    ideas conveyed with an almost serene delivery. His equal ability as a formidable post-bop
    composer remains in full flower. From dangerous tearups to near abstract to conventional balladry, Harrell is a master’ (Mojo Magazine).

    BIMHUIS | September 29th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Phronesis

    1:29:41

    This energetic formation from London gives a futuristic twist to the jazz formula of piano, bass and drums. ‘A killer live band’ (The Guardian).

    Everything and everyone in the universe is interconnected: this is what Phronesis want to communicate with the album We Are All, the current highlight of their oeuvre according to de Volkskrant. The threesome from London became a big name at (jazz) festivals thanks to their exciting ensemble playing, sometimes close-knit and sometimes disorienting, but always in balance. Double bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame and drummer Anton Eger all provide the compositions.

    ‘Directing, disrupting and bringing everything to a good conclusion. This is what Phronesis, founded by London-based, Danish-born bassist Jasper Høiby has been doing since day one. The long blonde frontman plays his double bass intensely, as an archer, plucking the strings as if he’s shooting arrows. Together with his inventive trio he keeps on evoking new and different atmospheres’ (NRC)

    BIMHUIS - March 30 2019

  • BIMHUIS Radio Live Performance: Zara McFarlane

    1:46:49

    ZARA MCFARLANE
    2018-03-25

    Zara McFarlane is one of the most remarkable rising stars in British soul jazz. The singer from London, who was raised in a Jamaican family, has been compared to Erykah Badu en Cassandra Wilson.

    “She has a pure voice and a unique, contemporary style combining soul, jazz, dub and afro funk.”

    On her most recent album Arise, Zara McFarlane collaborates with rising stars of UK jazz including drummer/producer Moses Boyd and saxophonists Binker Golding and Shabaka Hutchings (who’s known from Heliocentrics). Arise was released on Brownswood Recordings, the label of DJ Gilles Peterson.

    ‘A singer who possesses a pure tone and who has a real feel for jazz melody and rhythm. Her original songs are sharply observed. McFarlane is a convincing storyteller’ (The Jazz Mann).

    Zara McFarlane: vocals,
    Peter Edwards: piano/keys,
    Max Luthert: bass,
    Binker Golding: tenor saxophone,
    Sam Jones: drums & pads

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  • BIMHUIS TV | Trio Heinz Herbert

    45:02

    Dominic Landolt guitar / effects, Ramon Landolt keys / synths / samples, Mario Hänni drums

    Trio Heinz Herbert | 12 points | 27-09-2019
    Zürich, Switzerland

    Threesome who’s exploratory aesthetic centres on their collective intensity of expression. With traces of ’70s free jazz psychedelics and particles of contemporary club culture their electronics-infused, almost telepathic, interplay is all about feel, coloration and texture.

    About 12 Points
    4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)

    BIMHUIS| September 27th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Louis Moholo Moholo 5 Blokes | Part 2

    48:00

    Jason Yarde soprano & alto saxophone, Shabaka Hutchings tenor sax/flute, Alexander Hawkins piano, John Edwards doublebass, Louis Moholo-Moholo drums

    One of the great jazz drummers, praised for his free style and unmistakable drive. ‘The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly’ (The Guardian).


    Louis Moholo-Moholo is one of the great drummers of jazz, a pioneer of free improvisation with an unmistakable drive and a uniquely distinctive style. In 2005 he returned to his native South Africa, after living in London for decades. In Five Blokes he plays with rising stars of new British jazz including saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming) and pianist Alexander Hawkins, who previously collaborated with Mulatu Astatke and Joe McPhee.

    Louis Moholo (the doubling of his last name followed later) made the scene in Europe after he moved to London in 1964 with the legendary Blue Notes. This band gave a new impulse to jazz and improvised music with influences of catchy songs from the South-African townships. Moholo has performed at the Bimhuis many times in the past, for example with Amsterdam players such as Sean Bergin and the ICP musicians.

    ‘It’s impossible to replicate the intensity and near overwhelming beauty of seeing the band live’ (The Quietus).

    BIMHUIS | September 5th 2019

  • Dinosaur - live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam

    15:36

    Live from Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
    02 November 2018

    Music: 'Renewal (part 1)' & 'Quiet Thunder' from Dinosaur's second album 'Wonder Trail' on Edition Records.

    Dinosaur
    Laura Jurd - trumpet
    Elliot Galvin - piano
    Conor Chaplin - bass
    Corrie Dick - drums

    All music by Laura Jurd

  • BIMHUIS TV | Kasia Pietrzko Trio

    51:20

    Kasia Pietrzko piano, Andrzej Święs bas, Piotr Budniak drums

    Kasia Pietrzko Trio | 12 points festival | 25-09-2019
    Warsaw, Poland

    A sublime blend of harmonic imagination, lyricism and seemingly boundless creativity, the Kasia Pietrzko Trio hints at their Nordic Roots with echoes of EST. However, Pietrzko’s sound here is entirely her own, with heartfelt stories forged into beautiful soundscapes.

    About 12 Points
    4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)

    BIMHUIS | september 25th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Jeremy Pelt Quintet

    1:56:15

    Nobody can ignore Jeremy Pelt when it comes to heroic, majestic trumpet playing. The multiple Downbeat Critics Poll-leader has raised the roof of the BIMHUIS many times.

    Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Victor Gould piano & fender rhodes, Richie Goods doublebass, Chien Chien Lu vibraphone/marimba Allan Mednard drums


    On his new album The Artist (February 2019) the famed American trumpeter/composer delves into the legacy of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. In the five-movement Rodin Suite he muses not only on works the artist left us, but how his art might have evolved if he were still with us today. His ensemble is capable of delicacy and color as well as full on contemporary jazz sounds.

    Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent trumpeters within the world of jazz, with a mighty sound that draws comparisons to legends such as Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt made name in many other ensembles such as the Roy Hargrove Big Band and The Village Vanguard Orchestra. In his own bands he makes every style contemporary, from swing and bop to soul- and rock-infused jazz.

    ‘Fireworks ignite from Pelt’s trumpet improvisations’ (Downbeat).

    ‘One of the few trumpet players that can mix with the traditional or future, Jeremy Pelt is making an impressive catalogue’ (Jazz Weekly).

    BIMHUIS | April 19 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Xavi Torres

    43:31

    Xavi Torres piano

    Xavi Torres | 12 points festival | 25-09-2019
    Tarragona, Spain

    With his eponymous trio this Spanish pianist made a name for himself. Playing solo he channels his myriad influences, from Argentinian chacarera rhythms, to Mahler-inspired harmonies, into compositions and improvisations that balance each other effortlessly. Xavi Torres was a semi-finalst in the esteemed Thelonious Monk competititon in 2018.

    About 12 Points
    4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)

    BIMHUIS | september 25th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Family Band

    42:05

    Kim Macari trumpet, Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor sax, Tom Rivière double bass, Steve Hanley drums

    Family Band | 12 points festival | 25-09-2019
    London, United Kingdom

    Channeling the powerful and freewheeling energy and momentum of the original guardians of the avant-garde, London’s Family Band are a modern take on the chordless jazz quartet. Expect moments of fierce intensity, introspection and blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.

    About 12 Points
    4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)

    BIMHUIS | september 25th 2019

  • BIMHUIS TV | Kenny Garrett Quintet

    1:51:53

    Kenny Garrett, alto/sopranosax, Corcoran Holt bass, Vernell Brown piano, Samuel Laviso drums, Rudy Bird percussion

    Kenny Garrett is among the most popular and influential alto saxophonists of his generation. ‘A tornado of sound that swirls with passion’ (Downbeat).

    Saxophonist Kenny Garrett experienced a major breakthrough right after he played the BIMHUIS the first time, in 1986 with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. With his powerful playing on alto and soprano he made waves in Miles Davis’ band and he achieved great success as a solo artist. His rare performances at the BIMHUIS are referred to as ‘legendary’ (de Volkskrant); ‘Kenny Garrett turns the BIMHUIS on its head’, said Jazzenzo about his previous gig here.

    On his most recent album Do Your Dance all kinds of dance music are incorporated, from funk and hip-hop to grooves and beats from Africa and Brazil. In live performances, Kenny Garrett’s regular quintet is known to make people dance as well. Part of the group is seasoned percussionist Rudy Bird, who has also performed with Miles Davis.

    ‘A soloist of volcanic intensity’ (New York Times on Kenny Garrett).

    ‘His brawny tone is one of the most immediately identifiable and pleasurable sounds in jazz’ (Downbeat).

    ‘He’s the most interesting alto player around, my favorite’ (David Sanborn).

    BIMHUIS | February 2nd 2020

  • BIMHUIS TV | Tord Gustavsen Trio

    1:34:26

    Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen reaches hidden depths with a repertory including original interpretations of ancient hymns from his home country. ‘Hypnotically strong’ (The Guardian).


    For his new album The Other Side on ECM Records, Tord Gustavsen adapted Norwegian hymns as well as Bach chorals. These beautiful ancient melodies are featured alongside his original compositions, that have been described as wordless songs or abstract gospel. The Other Side is the first recording by his new trio, as a sequel to the successful trilogy of trio albums that appeared on ECM from 2003-2007.

    Pianist Tord Gustavsen is a household name in Norwegian jazz. He formed various ensembles and collaborated with remarkable vocalists such as Silje Nergaard and Simin Tander. Gustavsen incorporates various styles in his music, from jazz and funk to folk, developing his own style. ‘The Other Side finds contrast, as well as communion, between seemingly opposed traditions. The trio’s ability to capture doubt, joy and anxiety with a few notes is breathtaking’ (Downbeat).

    Tord Gustavsen piano, Sigurd Hole bas, Jarle Vespestad drums

    BIMHUIS | Februari 22nd 2019

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