Jazz &… Amsterdam
Join us for pt. 2 of our Roots and Routes Gala Series as we travel to Amsterdam to explore the past, present and future of jazz in our sister city across the pond. This show will feature three bands, each with a different approach to music: SMANDEM, Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Oscar Jan Hoogland, and Fuensanta Méndez Ensamble Grande. Following the performance, we will have a panel discussion with the musicians discussing the theme of Roots and Routes of jazz in their community.
This program is presented in partnership with our friends at New Amsterdam Jazz with a special thanks to NAJ directors Isla Van Hout and Tamar Guttmann. Additional thanks to the Bimhuis for use of their venue.
Social Justice Roots: SMANDEM.
Aäron Bouwman – Bass
David Nino van der Grinten – Keys
Rafael Devante Sinay – Guitar
Kick Woudstra – Drums
Dutch Jazz Roots: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Oscar Jan Hoogland
Benjamin Herman – sax
Oscar Jan Hoogland – piano
Thomas Pol – double bass
Joost Patočka – drums
Routes to Amsterdam: Fuensanta Méndez Ensamble Grande
Fuensanta Méndez – voice + double bass + compositions
Marta Arpini – voice
Gabriel Milliet – voice and flute
Sanem Kalfa – voice
Liva Dumpe – voice
Alistair Payne – trumpet
José Soares – alto saxophone
Sun-Mi Hong – drums + korean drum
Guy Salamon – drums + percussion
Teis Semey – electric guitar