Doek Workshops February – John Dikeman, Jasper Stadhouders

Posted on 29 January 2021 in Concerts, News

February 13 – John Dikeman
February 27 – Jasper Stadhouders
Splendor
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

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.

Best of 2020 lists

Posted on 25 January 2021 in News

Kaja Draksler, and her Octet release Out For Stars, has been all over best of lists for 2020. But she’s not the only Doek artist receiving accolades. Here is an abbreviated list of Doek mentions for last year.

Kaja Draksler: 20 women who caused waves in jazz
Kaja Draksler/Kaja Draksler Octet: Out For Stars;
Vicente, Dikeman, Parker, Drake: Goes Without Saying, But it’s got to be Said Jazz.pt Best of 2020
Kaja Draksler Octet: Out For Stars Free Jazz Blog’s Top 10s
Kaja Draksler Octet: Out For Stars A Kind of Best Of 2020
Kaja Draksler; Kaja Draksler Octet; Jasper Stadhouders; John Dikeman; Gratkowski, de Joode, Kaufmann, Buck; Hupata!

The Impro Train: Blood Cloud & Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo CD presentation

Posted on 11 December 2020 in Concerts, News

December 11 – Bimhuis
Blood Cloud
Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo

Passepartout

For the second edition of the Impro Train (which has actually become the first), we have a stellar line-up of Blood Cloud, a quintet led by Jasper Stadhouders that performed at this years Doek LIVE! festival, as well as the CD presentation of Goede Reis! by Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink.

Oscar Jan Hoogland, Han Bennink Duo
Goede Reis!

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Although the incredible duo of Oscar Jan Hoogland and Han Bennink has existed for about a decade, Goede Reis!

Doek Workshop – Wolter Wierbos

Posted on 2 December 2020 in Concerts, News


Photo Peter Fey
December 19
Splendor
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

Doek is organizing a series of workshops in Splendor in Amsterdam. Doek musicians are renowned for their skills and experience in the field of improvised music. They are keen to share their knowledge with you!

Wolter Wierbos is world renowned as a trombonist but also as one of the greatest group improvisers/instant composers in the field. A longstanding member of the seminal ensemble ICP, his large ensemble experience also includes Bik Bent Braam, Sean Bergin’s M.O.B.,

Doek Workshop – Michael Moore

Posted on 11 November 2020 in Concerts, News

21 November 21
Splendor
Workshop 12.00 -14.30 and 15.30 – 18.00
“What We Did Today” performance 19:30

Doek is organizing a series of workshops in Splendor in Amsterdam. Doek musicians are renowned for their skills and experience in the field of improvised music. They are keen to share their knowledge with you!

Michael: ‘For my contribution to the Doek improvisation workshop series I will concentrate on non-idiomatic improvisation. In order to play this music well, and to be aware of all the possibilities, the player needs a specific set of listening skills.