Jooklo Duo & Wierbos, Dikeman, Glerum, Østvang – August 14 @ De Ruimte

Posted on 12 August 2014 in News

Thursday August 14 21:00
De Ruimte, Buiksloterdijk 270, Amsterdam Noord

jooklo-duoJooklo Duo (IT)
Virginia Genta – saxophones
David Vanzan – drums

Wolter Wierbos – trombone
John Dikeman – saxophone
Ernst Glerum – bass
Tollef Østvang – drums

Tollef Ostvang is dropping in to Amsterdam for a couple days so we’ve put together a show featuring him with Doek musicians Wolter Wierbos and John Dikeman plus ICP bassist (among numerous other projects) Ernst Glerum. Tollef has performed in Amsterdam many times previously including with Universal Indians featuring Joe McPhee as well as the Available Jelly Big Band at Doek Festival #11.

Jooklo Duo is a free jazz duo from Rome, Italy, formed in 2004 by experimental musicians Virginia Genta and David Vanzan. Virginia Genta is self-taught and plays saxophone, flutes, clarinet, plus some percussion and keyboards. Since 2003 she’s been working with drummer and percussionist David Vanzan in several projects such as Jooklo Duo, Neokarma Jooklo Trio (or Sextet, Octet, Experience), Golden Jooklo Age, and the Jooklo Finnish Quartet. She started playing music from improvisation while quite young, and has always been moving in the music cosmos with a deep, natural and spontaneous approach to creation, constantly working to find the highest way of expression connected to the oneness of universe. Besides this, the devotion of Virginia finds freedom also through drawings and illustrations. A restless activity during the past few years (about 400 concerts and a countless amount of recording sessions, some of those released on labels like Qbico, Conspiracy, and her own Troglosound), brought her to collaborations with musicians like Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Bill Nace, Sonny Simmons, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, John Blum, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers), Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sonic Youth, Hartmut Geerken, Famodou Don Moye, Makoto Kawabata, Andrew Barker, Muruga Booker, Raymond Strid, Giorgio Pacorig, among others.