Kaja Draksler Octet – In Time

Posted on 30 November 2021 in Media, Video

This newly published video is made of excerpts from the latest Kaja Draksler Octet project: In Time. Based on the writings of Matsuo Bashō, this continues Kaja’s work integrating poetry with her own poetic compositional sensibilities.

Old Adam on Turtle Island, Live at Zaal 100

Posted on 22 November 2021 in Concerts

Saturday November 27
Zaal 100
Doors open 18:30, concert starts promptly at 19:00
Entrance 10 Euros

John Dikeman – saxophones, composition
Marta Warelis – piano
Aaron Lumley – bass
Sun-Mi Hong – drums

Old Adam on Turtle Island is a new program composed by John Dikeman for this improvising quartet. This will be the first performance of this quartet featuring the incredible talents of Sun-Mi Hong on drums.

Sunday at De Ruimte on Bandcamp
“An example of all that is good in live modern jazz improvisation” David Roberts

Thanks to our dear friend covid 19, the concert must be finished at 20.00.

doek impro workshops in the coming months

Posted on 2 November 2021 in News

photo Andy Moorphoto Andy Moor

Saturday 18 December:   Jasper Stadhouders CANCELLED, new date TBA
Saturday 08 January:       John Dikeman

Doek continues its impro workshop series in Splendor over the coming months. Unfortunately we had to cancel the two workshops in November, but Oscar Jan and Marta will be leading workshops in the new year. To round off 2021 we have Jasper Stadhouders on 18 December. And you can welcome the new year in with John Dikeman on 8 January.
The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (±11-13.30 and 15-17).

coming up in october

Posted on 8 October 2021 in News


We all have to get used to getting out and about again. Here’s some October events to tempt you.

October 7: Kaja Draksler 8tet, AMOK festival, KAAP Brugge
October 15: Zea and Oscar Jan Hoogland, Moira Utrecht
October 17: LOOT, Holynote, Holysloot
October 23: Doek Impro workshop with Wilbert de Joode, Splendor Amsterdam
October 25: Impro Jam, De Ruimte Amsterdam
October 29: Eric Boeren, Marta Warelis, Mike Reid, Tomeka Reed et al, Ditdit-dada-ditdit, De Ruimte Amsterdam

doek impro workshop with ada rave

Posted on 28 September 2021 in News


Doek is presenting a series of impro workshops in Splendor. This Saturday 2 October Ada Rave will lead the workshop. Her approach: ‘In this workshop we will compose music together through spontaneous communication, working on expanding our palette of sounds and using it as material for improvisation. We will play with textural and formal ideas to let the music move through the space.’

The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (11-13.30 and 15-17) followed by a presentation concert in the evening.