Doek Workshop – Eric Boeren

Posted on 10 May 2021 in Concerts, News, Video

May 15
Splendor
Workshop 11.00 -13.30 and 14.30 – 17.00

Doek has been offering a series of workshops at the wonderful Amsterdam venue, Splendor. The past few months we’ve had to cancel workshops because of corona regulations so we’re very excited that Eric will be able present this workshop Saturday. If you’ve been missing opportunities to work with other musicians, here’s your chance!

“In my workshop I would like to work with you on solo playing within a group context also known as collective improvisation.

Brilliant Corners Festival features Benjamin Herman Trio with Oscar Jan Hoogland

Posted on 4 May 2021 in Concerts, Video

Brilliant Corners
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.

Musicians Talk: Full Playlist

Posted on 1 April 2021 in Media, News, Video

The first five episodes of Eric Boeren’s Musicians talk can be seen on the YouTube playlist above.
We hope to find funding to continue this series; in the meantime here’s plenty to stimulate your curiosity.

MUSICIANS TALK On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals, musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.

In several round table discussions, Eric Boeren spoke with musicians he has played with over the years.

Musicians Talk: Drums

Posted on 18 March 2021 in Media, News, Video

DRUMS

Han Bennink, John Engels, Michael Vatcher and Frank Rosaly talk about playing along with records on newspapers and kitchen chairs, about lefthanded set ups and about tuning a snare drum. “Jo Jones always played with the snares off!”

MUSICIANS TALK
On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.

Musicians Talk: Trumpet

Posted on 14 February 2021 in Media, Video

TRUMPET
Jarmo Hoogendijk, Jimmy Sernesky and Angelo Verploegen talk about natural embouchure, the amount of practice, motivation and injuries.

On tour, over dinner, in the car, in the train, at airports, during and after rehearsals musicians don’t tend to talk much about music, but when they do you get to hear ins and outs that somehow never seem to surface in articles.

Many thanks to Micha de Kanter and Philip ten Brink for the recordings and Seeltje van Boeckel for the editing.