This June, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival will feature performances from three Dutch trios, all of which are Doek related.
The Dutch focus will premiere on 26 June 2021 at 17:30 (PST) on the YouTube channel of Coastal Jazz.
Marta Warelis – piano
Wilbert de Joode – bass
Onno Govaert – drums
From Amsterdam’s flourishing improvised music circuit, OMAWI unites rising stars Onno Govaert (Cactus Truck) drums and Marta Warelis (Michael Moore, Ab Baars) piano with ‘old dog’ bassist Wilbert de Joode, one of European improv’s most recognized and active players and the 2016 winner of the Netherlands’ most prestigious jazz award, the Boy Edgar.
a festival of jazz in Belfast
Brilliant Corners is an international festival with a fantastic line-up. Among the ensembles is the Benjamin Herman Trio with our own Oscar Jan Hoogland as special guest. This performance went so well, they’re planning to do it again at the Bimhuis May 8.
Also featuring Lakecia Benjamin’s ‘Music of the Coltranes’, Witch n Monk, Jaimie Branch, Alexander Hawkins Solo, Leïla Martial’s ‘Baa Box’, ReDiviDeR, Yurodny, Jack Joseph James, Scott Flanigan, Meilana Gillard, Dave Redmond, and music intros by Alpha Chrome Yayo.
Last fall Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink released an excellent album of their long standing duo, Goede Reis, on ICP Records. This March they performed with the duo at the Bimhuis as part of our collaborative series, The Impro Train. No audience was allowed, but cameras were. Watch the two cruise, splatter, jip and flrp over compositions of Misha Mengelberg, Thelonious Monk, Paul Termos, and Cor Fuhler, as well as some originals and fully improvised pieces. …and swing, they also swing!
John Dikeman and Peter Jacquemyn performed an improvised duo livestream at the wonderful Werkplaats Walter in Brussels. The video is still up on their website and includes an introductory interview with Lies Steppe. This is beautifully filmed with excellent sound so it’s well worth your time.
John Dikeman, Peter Jacquemyn Duo
Our schedule for the Doek Workshops keeps changing. February we have 2/3 of Cactus Truck giving workshops for advanced improvisers.
John Dikeman will be investigating philosophies of listening and form in group improvisation.
Jasper will be focusing on his approach to rhythms, polyrhythms, how to study and implement them in a musical way.
The daylong workshop will comprise two sessions (12 – 14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00) followed by a presentation concert in the evening.