8 augustus, 2020|

Teus Nobel is regarded one of the most remarkable jazz trumpet players of the new generation, with strong lyricism and gorgeous original compositions. Vincent Houdijk is a fabulously versatile vibraphone player, collaborating in the most diverse genres: Eric Vloeimans, Ivo Janssen, Wouter Hamel, Kyteman,… Teus and Vincent have met in many constellations throughout the years but tonight will be their very first performance as a duo.


7 augustus, 2020|

In his home country Argentina, Omar Mollo is recognized both for his impressive interpretations of classical Tango and as a Rock singer. In his long career, he has received five national awards, most recently ‘Best Male Tango Artist’ in 2018. Two of his albums got nominated for the ‘Latin Grammy Awards’, his live performances are tremendously charismatic and intense. Fellow Argentinian piano player Juan Pablo Dobal is much in demand in the Dutch Jazz and World music scene; his rich fantasy as a solo improviser as well as his sensitivity in embellishing and completing another artist’s voice make him the ideal partner for a duo setting. He notably [...]


24 juli, 2020|

Singer, double-bassist and composer Fuensanta Méndez was born and raised in the water forest of Veracruz (Mexico) to an artistic family of books and dance, surrounded by traditional Latin-American and contemporary classical music. She decided to become a singer at 13 and started writing poetry at 15. Her career developed in improvised music. Fuensanta graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Amsterdam jazz studies, and was granted Jóvenes Creadores for composition from FONCA in 2019. The debut of her songs in PCJC 2016 brought the 1st place, North Sea Jazz prize and a springboard to play them around Europe and Mexico. Refined-colourful or raw-avant-garde, her music holds [...]


11 juli, 2020|

While her quintet keeps on conquering the world, fabulous South-Korean drummer Sun-Mi Hong is already a step ahead: IN: 人. Quarantine time has sprouted new roots for Sun-Mi and her partner Alistair Payne from Scotland: the drive to keep experimenting and expressing the moment showing that art is not optional. In their own words: Trumpet & Drums is not the most common line-up, however it’s easy to forget you are listening to either of these instruments. Expect breath and footsteps, a woman wailing and a door squeak. Long textural passages that resemble the sandy scrapes of a carpenter’s work bench. The experience is dream like.


10 juli, 2020|

Three very versatile musicians, connected through a longterm friendship. They have collaborated in many different occasions yet for the very first time as a trio in the middle of this Covid-pandemic with a camera team as the only audience. The energy was magical so it was an obvious choice to let the trio have their first official performance on our roof. Susana Raya’s voice, compositions and guitar playing are full of warmth, American jazz critic Ted Gioia refers to her as ‘the Andalusian Eva Cassidy’ and ‘one of my favourite singers’. Besides being active mainly as a jazz guitarist, David Golek is collaborating with folklore and world music [...]


3 juli, 2020|

Three musicians blending in one sound, researching the limitless possibilities of their instruments with three main sources of inspiration: Nature, Silence, Intensity. In their concerts that are principally based on improvisation, they make a strong connection with the audience, embracing them with warm and melancholic soundscapes. In 2019, the young trio was rewarded with an Edison, Netherlands’ most prestigious music award. Sanne Rambags- vocals Sjoerd van Eijck- piano Koen Smits- trumpet

Roots goes digital: Conjunto Papa Upa

27 juni, 2020|

Na twee jaar keert Conjunto Papa Upa terug naar Amsterdam Roots met hun nieuwe album “Libre Parca Amar”. Ze zouden een concert geven op het grote muziekpodium in het Oosterpark dit jaar, maar zullen nu te zien zijn vanuit het Bimhuis. Conjunto Papa Upa is het muzikale geesteskind van de Amsterdamse Venezolaan Alex Figueira, een Third Culture Kid bij uitstek die met zijn sarcastische teksten de huidige politieke situatie in Venezuela becommentarieert. Moeiteloos worden de geluiden die voortkomen uit de lange geschiedenis van Afro-Caribische cultuur uit Latijns Amerika, gemixt met surf, psychedelica en funk. De muziek is op het randje van tegelijkertijd vintage en futuristisch en nodigt vooral [...]

Amsterdam Roots Festival: Roots goes digital

25 juni, 2020|

Van 25 t/m 28 juni presenteert Amsterdam Roots voor het eerst in bijna 40 jaar een geheel digitaal festival. Het festivalprogramma varieert van inspirerende talks en performances, live music, zoom-circusworkshop, verhalende performances, tot een theatrale urban dance battle performance. In deze online editie van Amsterdam Roots Festival besteden we in het bijzonder aandacht aan ‘Third Culture Kids’: mensen die opgroeien tussen twee of meer culturen. Met performances, muziek, verhalen, theater, poëzie en gesprekken zoeken we naar nieuwe definities van roots en identiteit. Donderdagavond 25 juni openen we het festival live vanuit het Compagnietheater. We gaan met verschillende makers en denkers in gesprek over hoe leven in verschillende culturen [...]

International Tango Days (Codarts, Rotterdam) – 1st edition

2 april, 2020|

CODARTS meets UNSAM International Tango Days 1st edition April 2–5, 2020 Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands The World Music – Tango – Department at Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the Argentinian Music Department at Unidad Académica de las Artes UNSAM (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina) come together through music and artistic research with the aim of enhancing the creative practice of River Plate tango and providing an invaluable space for cultural exchange and international cooperation. The International Tango Days – 1st edition are open for musicians worldwide to join and learn how to understand, perform, arrange, compose, improvise, research [...]

Kamerkoor JIP ft. Khaled Alhafez (SY/BE)

23 november, 2019|

JIP choir sings the most beautiful music from Estonia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Canada, the United States, Finland, Ukraine and other countries. Syrian traditional singer Khaled Alhafez will perform old poetry about Water. One of the special pieces of the program is a song from XXI century. According to sources, when the big draught was in Aleppo and hopes were almost lost, this song called for a miracle, once it was performed – the rain started. Khaled will also sing about the heart that is thirsty for love. In this concert, JIP makes an imaginary journey across a river, trying to understand the depth of water. Water that [...]