Doek @ zaal 100 March 29 – George Hadow and Yuan Liu

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in News

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Sunday 29 March
20:00 – free entry!

George Hadow
Yuan Liu

This month Doek has invited two wonderful artists to curate our monthly Doek @ Zaal night: percussionist George Hadow and visual artist, filmmaker Yuan Liu.

Featuring musical performances – Raoul van der Weide solo
George Hadow, Onno Govaert, Michael Vatcher percussion trio
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“Biomaterial Screen Projection will include revamped YL special stock footage starring Saira M Huff Gea Philes Dominika Em Jessica Pavone Josh Hydeman Ava Mendoza Mark DeWitt Will Graefe Jeremy Gustin and hopefully in time for Aaron Lumley and Jasper Stadhouders” Yuan Liu

Wolter Wierbos to teach at ArtEZ

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

slide-wolter-wierbos1Wolter Wierbos will join the music faculty at the renowned ArtEZ Hogeschool in Arnhem this September. Headed by pianist, composer Michael Braam, ArtEZ has one of the most forward thinking curricula of the Netherlands. They also host a faculty of some of the greatest musicians and improvisers of the region, including Doek’s own Wilbert de Joode. Now trombonists will have a chance to study with one of the greatest living trombonists in improvised music.

“..a total player, with outrageous facility and an inquiring mind… There isn’t much Dutch trombonist Wolter Wierbos can’t do…”

Kevin Whitehead, Coda Magazine

Constellation 100 on tour

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

constellationGreg Ward alto sax
Eric Boeren cornet
Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone
Wilbert de Joode bass
Mike Reed drums

25 March Ort, Wuppertal
26 March JazzCase Dommelhof, Neerpelt
28 March Bimhuis, Amsterdam
29 March L’Archiduc, Brussels, Belgium
01 April Mullbau, Lucerne, Switzerland
02 April Blue Tomato, Vienna, Austria
03 April Alte Gerberei, St. Johan, Austria

A new ensemble for listeners, but one with a considerable history for the musicians themselves. Constellation 100 is a continuation of the intensive contact between the Amsterdam and Chicago progressive music scenes, in Doek’s case particularly with the post-Ken Vandermark generation – Mike Reed, Nate McBride, Jason Adasawiecz, Greg Ward, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman et al – who now congregate at Mike Reeds’ Chicago club Constellation.

Featured Artist – Nate Wooley

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Audio, Image, Video

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Nate Wooley trumpet

He was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon instilled in Nate a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years.
Nate moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes.

Featured Artist – Kaja Draksler

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Audio, Image, Media, Video

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Kaja Draksler piano

Kaja Draksler is a jazz pianist and composer originally from Slovenia and now residing in Amsterdam. She obtained her Masters degree in classical composition at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam and her Bachelor in jazz piano at Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, The Netherlands in 2009. In 2008 she was spending a semester at Purchase Collage (NY). In 2005 she finished High School for Music in Ljubljana (jazz department) and Diocesan Classical Gymnasium Ljubljana.

Kaja Draksler’s current projects include Solo, several Duets; with Onno Govaert (Feecho), Matiss Čudars, and Susana Santos Silvam, and Trio- BadBooshBand.