Archive August 2014
This summer has featured a wonderful series of Saturday afternoon performances at Westerpark as part of Herbert Nouwens’ sculpture exhibition, Angels’ Share. Sadly, this Sunday, it comes to a close. For the final installment we are happy to have the totally unique Bakfietsband performing as well as cornet master Eric Boeren.
This week the performance will take place Sunday afternoon, August 31, starting at 17:00. The meeting point will be in front of the twin sculpture just west of Pacific Parc.
The Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour is one of the highlights of the Dutch musical year. The programming is always excellent and diverse and the novel idea to bike from stage to stage across the northern Netherlands’ charming landscape is so appealing we borrowed the idea for the last two editions of the Doek Festival.
This year a number of Doek, or Doek related groups, will be performing:
Duo Delius / Scheen
Marie Guilleray / Eric Boeren 5tet
1000 & Eugene Chadbourne
Goudsmit / Bakker / Jäger
The complete programme is online at: Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour – Programme
This excellent video shows The Job on their tour through Japan which took place in March and April of 2014. Filmed and edited by Job member Jochem van Tol, this video offers a glimpse of life on the road with the quartet as well as some exclusive performance footage.
September 4, 20:30
Occii, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam €7
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN (DE), MASSIMO PUPILLO (IT, ZU), ALEXANDRE BABEL (CH) TRIO + CATHY HEYDEN (FR) / ROGIER SMAL DUO + CACTUS TRUCK
IN O.K./OUT K.O.
This will be a great night featuring the world premiere of Casper Brötzmann’s new power trio with Massimo Pupillo (Zu, OffonOff) and Alexandre Babel (worked with Keiji Heino, Sudden Infant). Cactus Truck will be on the bill as well as Rogier Smal, a mainstay of Occii and one of the busiest performers around, duo with the French saxophonist Cathy Heyden.
This Saturday afternoon, August 16, we have Oscar Jan Hoogland performing mobile piano at Westerpark as part of the ongoing Herbert Nouwens sculpture exhibition. Oscar is known for his ability to turn one of the most stationary instruments in western music into something surprisingly portable, as can be witnessed in his Bakfietsband (which will be playing the closing event for the exhibition). How he will deal with this challenge, we don’t know… But it’s sure to be highly inventive musically and logistically and how often do those two coincide?