Sunday 29 October, in the city centre of Breda the tenth Swing Festival will be held. This year there are four free concerts in three venues in the Dutch city.
A tradition is the opening concert by music students of the Mencia de Mendoza Lyceum. This happens in the Bruine Pij (Kerkplein) starting 15.15 hrs. In this café at 16.30 Carlo de Wijs presents his New Hammond Sound. Carlo de Wijs is one of the most famous Hammond Organists in Europe. His trade mark: bare hands and feet. Jordi Gabriel is the drummer. No bass player required! As Carlo de Wijs handles the bass playing via the organ pedals and his right foot. So you get a the price of a trio with just two musicians.
Café Parc Breda (Grote Markt) will be the scenery of a Jazz Tribute to Abba. Singer Judith Nijland and her band have performed with this program in The Netherlands, Italy, Australia and (recently) Japan). Waterloo as a jazz ballad or I have a Dream with a Latin-groove: it can all happen during this concert. Judith Nijland is accompanied by Danny van Kessel (piano), Richard Frijters (bass) and Arie den Boer (drums).
Singer Anna Serierse ranks as one of the greatest jazz talents in The Netherlands at the moment. She sang with the famous Metropole Orchestra and she performed with a program based on the American Songbook during the North Sea Jazz Festival. In Breda Anna Serierse sings in the Het Voske (Grote Markt). The band members are pianist Robert Koemans, bassist Matthew Nicolaiewsky and drummer Jos van Kesteren.
Main Image: Eric van Nieuwland Sidebar Images: Matheus Nicolaiewsky . Brazil – Jordi Geuens . België – Danny van Kessel
More information: www.swingfestivalbreda.nl
Editors note: something to get you into the mood with Anna Serierse