Update June 8, 2019
"Today is the last day of the rest of 2019.
"Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
And today? today is a gift,
That's why we call it the present."
Babatunde Olatunji (I think)
CDs are available locally and through:
Cadence North Country (Many Willem Breuker and other European CDS are listed here too)
and of course at the performances.
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Monday June 24
With Roberto Haliffi and the Cool Sounds Trio
Jazz Café Alto
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115, 1017 PX
Sunday June 30
I’ll be playing a bit for the service
Ds A. Wöhle, Keti Koti viering
the yearly celebration of KetiKoti, the memorial moment for the end of Slavery in Surinam.
A significant part of our parish members has Surinam roots, and we have as parish taken up the subject of our common (dark) heritage in that regard.
Address: Singel 411, 1012 WN Amsterdam
Phone: 020 623 1572
Sun, June 9, 2019
Reeds And Deeds At Hamgarden
HamSessions is an annual mini-festival of handmade music with a mix of up-and-coming local talent and international high flyers not often heard in Belgium. 3 days of living, handmade music, as a kind of Musiques de Chambre d'Amis. Hamsessions is held in a private city garden in Ghent's center.
Lineup for Saturday June 9 2019
15u (3p) Screens (BELGIUM)
17u (5p) Masecki / Domagalski / Rogiewicz (POLAND)
19u (7p) Reeds & Deeds (NETHERLANDS)
Reeds and Deeds features :
Frans Vermeerssen, saxophones
Alex Coke, saxophones, flute
Bo van de Graaf, saxohones
Michiel Braam, piano
Arjen Gorter, bass
Makki van Engelen, drums
June 10, 2019
Pintotonics n + 1 with Barber, Hoffnar, Gorter, Coke
Admission Ř 10, students / CJP Ř 7 (cash)
Huis de Pinto
St. Antoniesbreestraat 69
Pintotonics n + 1 presents a stimulating and challenging jazz and improvisation program every month in which authenticity of music and musicians is central.
June 10th features
a solo set with
Lucio Tasca / guitar + preparations
And an ensemble set with:
Elaine Barber / harp
Bob Hoffnar / pedal steel guitar
Arjen Gorter / double bass
Alex Coke / saxophones, flutes
This uncommonly composed ensemble of harp, lap steel, double bass, saxophones and flutes
is an initiative of Alex Coke, who, with double bass player Arjen Gorter, is known as a member of the renowned Willem Breuker Kollektief.
Alex Coke gives the following description of his quartet:
... our music is based on unusual timbres or three (quite different) stringed instruments with woodwinds. We hope to engage the listener with surprising sounds from a unique sonic palette. Often the music is atmospheric and conversational. The ensenble has been described both as a 'vehicle for exploratory journeys' and a 'world of it's own '.
Liminal Sound Series and Rock Tumbler Records Present~
Alex Coke Septet (Vinyl Record Release)
The Liminal Sound Series is presenting its first recording
of original composition and improvisations
featuring musician/composer Alex Coke.
Alex Coke, woodwinds, samples
Michael St Clair, trombone
Bob Hoffnar, pedal steel
Elaine Barber, harp
Ingebrigt HŚker Flaten, bass
Arjen Gorter, bass
Stephen Bidwell, drums
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