The Dutch Impro Academy is about to start off again this year featuring a top-notch faculty culled from the ICP Orchestra and Doek and the largest number of international participants ever. This year we will be collaborating with the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag who will be hosting us for the week. There will be two performances concluding the Academy, one on August 27 in Den Haag at the wonderful venue De Nieuwe Regentes, followed by a performance in Amsterdam August 29 at the Bimhuis.
Two new albums are coming out now from the Dikeman, Parker, Drake trio. Live at La Resistenza on El Negocito / Tractata Records will be available September on CD and coming soon on vinyl!
Cleaning the Mirror, recorded live at Cafe Oto, is available now as digital download from the new Cafe Oto store OTOROKU.
Live at La Resistenza – Gratitude (excerpt)
As well as these new recordings, the trio will be touring this September including performances at Ai Confini tea Sardegna e Jazz, the first ever Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, and for our Dutch friends, a Bimhuis performance September 9.
‘Doek meets Tri-Centric’ was more than we ever expected. The music was mind-blowing, the people were wonderful and there was a great atmosphere. The whole week was a great succes thanks to the public, the musicians, the volunteers, the venues and all others involved!
We’ve gathered together reviews, blogs, photos and video blogs so that you can relive the festival once more. Click on the revisited tab here. Enjoy!
Hope to see you at the Doek ABC Festival in 2016: ‘Amsterdam-Berlin-Chicago’!
Next year’s Doek ABC Festival in 2016 will be about the Amsterdam-Berlin-Chicago connection. Oscar Jan Hoogland is using the summer period to check out both cities. He payed a first visit to Berlin last week enjoying some wonderful performances at So Wie So. The scene is bursting with energy even in these summer months, with Doek musicians Tobias Delius and Tristan Honsinger right in the middle of it all. The coming month Oscar Jan will be in Chicago to have a close look at what is going on there.
Nederland and Flanders share a language. We share a border, but – as often happens with neighbours – we don’t meet up that often. That’s why 2015 is the year of BesteBuren, where we celebrate Flemish-Dutch creativity and cultural collaboration. Doek’s contribution to BesteBuren is the project Droom Duos, where we team Doek musicians with such interesting players as Fred van Hove, Bart Maris and Joachim Badenhorst. We’ll be presenting concerts in The Netherlands and in Belgium. First up is the Bimhuis on 18 September.
Oscar Jan, Peter & Han will play trio at the coming North Sea Jazz Festival.
Han Bennink is artist in residence for this edition of Holland’s biggest jazz festival. After having played many duo gigs, on this occasion Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink will be joined by the phenomenal Peter Evans for a trio performance.
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LE GRAND FINALE – FIN DE SAISON – REIS EDITIE – SUMMER SPECIAL
My skin is still singing:
Makiko Ito/Michael Schumacher, movement, Oscar Jan Hoogland, music, Ellen Knops, lights
4 of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities performed by Harald Austbø
4 Orchestras in 1: The Veenfabriek Siren Orchestra, The Phonograph Orchestra, The Paper Ensemble, The Synthworkshop, featuring
Paul Koek, Mola Sylla, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Jasper Stadhouders, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Jochem van Tol, Genevieve Murphy, John van Oostrum, Ton van der Meer, Frank Rosaly.