Thursday 14 June – Sunday 17 June

This year, Doek will go back to its roots and focus on the projects of its individual members. Each core musician has taken the liberty to pick a group that explores or expresses something personal to them. Of course, the result is quite a varied programme with musicians from across the globe. Performances will take place at Splendor, the Bimhuis, De Ruimte, and numerous surprise venues for the annual bicycle tour. Doek will also host workshops in the Bimhuis. 12 sessions in total with each Doek core member leading at least one session. The workshop ensemble will have a final performance during the bike tour.

Programme overview

14-16 June

Bimhuis 11:00 – 16:00


A workshop for talented improvisers will take place every day at the Bimhuis. They will work with Doek and festival musicians on various aspects of improvisation.


Thursday 14 June

20:30 @ Splendor


• Kaja Draksler, Marta Warelis piano; Lily Kiara, Michael Schumacher dance

Low, Slow and Wobbly

• Michael Moore alto sax, clarinet; Ziv Taubenfeld bass clarinet; Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax; Salvoandrea Lucifora, Joost Buis trombone

Friday 15 June

20:30 @ Bimhuis


• Eva Hoogland voice; Wolter Wierbos trombone; Oguz Büyükberber bass clarinet; Giray Gürkal guitar, bass guitar; Gülşah Erol cello; Korhan Erel electronics

Stadhouders, Oliver, Vitols, ‘t Hart, Rosaly

• Jasper Stadhouders guitar; Mary Oliver viola; Uldis Vitols contrabass; Harpo ‘t Hart analogue modular synthesizer; Frank Rosaly drums

Hoogland, Sylla, Rosaly

• Mola Sylla voice; Oscar Jan Hoogland piano; Frank Rosaly drums

Saturday 16 June

20:30 @ Bimhuis

Eric Boeren 4tet

• Eric Boeren cornet; Michael Moore alto sax, clarinet; Wilbert de Joode contrabass; Han Bennink drums

Ab Baars Trio

• Ab Baars tenor sax; Wilbert de Joode contrabass; Martin van Duynhoven drums

The Coimbra Project

• John Dikeman tenor sax; Luis Vicente trumpet; Alexander Hawkins piano; Hugo Antunes contrabass; Mark Sanders drums

Sunday 17 June

Locations and times TBA, final party @ De Ruimte

Amsterdam Realbook Fietstour

Led by Oscar Jan Hoogland, the Amsterdam Realbook bicycle tour has become one of the most beloved parts of the Doek Festival over the past few years. A truly spontaneous event, exact details are always decided at the last minute. More info is on the way