See You at the Market: Dana Jessen

Posted on 15 May 2019 in Concerts, Image, Media, News

In the lead-up to The Market, Doek Festival 2019, we’ll be regularly posting small profiles of those involved: See you at The Market.
Second in the series See You at The Market: Dana Jessen
Praised for her diverse talents, bassoonist Dana Jessen is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser and new music specialist. Her strong ambitions to explore free jazz and creative improvisation have led to performances throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States with European and North American improvisers.

See You at the Market: Annelie Koning

Posted on 15 May 2019 in Concerts, Image, Media, News

In the lead-up to The Market, Doek Festival 2019, we’ll be regularly posting small profiles of those involved: See you at The Market.
It’s in alphabetical order, so we kick off with Annelie Koning.
Annelie Koning’s passion for improvisation, lyrics and all the sounds the voice can make led her to become an experimental vocalist and composer. Her music combines the freshness of composing in the moment with the power of words and a rich pallet of vocal colours and sounds.

The new season begins

Posted on 8 October 2018 in Concerts, Image, News

After a refreshing summer filled with festivals and fun, the new season for improvised music has now begun. Amsterdam is chock-full of great venues and improvised series – be sure to check out Present Sounds Amsterdam to get an overview of everything going on. Here are some highlights featuring Doek ensembles.

Zaal 100

Impro Jazzcafe
Zaal 100 is back with regular shows every Tuesday night including the monthly showcase for All Ellington every third Tuesday of the Month.

De Ruimte

Space is the Place, Second Stop is Jupiter, Ditdit-dada-ditdit
Space is the Place at De Ruimte has already hosted a number of great shows and will begin their collaboration with Doek November 9 featuring Cactus Truck with special guest James Brandon Lewis as well as an incredibly rare, heavily amplified bass solo by Wilbert de Joode.

Doek Festival 2017 part of The Present is Present

Posted on 21 April 2017 in Concerts, Image, Uncategorized

In a departure from tradition, this year’s Doek Festival will be part of a larger event, The Present Is Present, a week long festival highlighting the rich and diverse universe of creative music in Amsterdam. The scene is flourishing, with new artists, groups, venues and series popping up all over town, crossing generations, genres and boundaries and injecting new life into the city. The Present Is Present celebrates this vibrant scene. It also marks the launch of a new website, presentsoundsamsterdam.

Doek photographer in residence – Sara Anke Morris

Posted on 19 May 2015 in Image, News, Uncategorized

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Sara Anke Morris photography

Strong music calls for strong images, and many, many jazz photographers have enriched our understanding of the art by capturing the way improvised action looks in the moment. The Doek festival and Doek’s musicians are grateful to the many photographers who have documented music on our stages over the years. To officially recognize the contribution such visual artists make, in 2015 the festival named the first Doek Photographer in Residence, Sara Anke Morris.

Belgium-born Sara Anke Morris says ‘I think I’m an intuitive photographer.’