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Concert Review: Avishai Cohen 1970 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam

It was my first visit to see a music concert at Melkweg in Amsterdam. The concert of bassist Avishai Cohen on Sunday 5 November was a good opportunity to go to the Dutch capital....

Dexter Gordon & Herman Schoonderwalt – The Dutch Jazz Archive releases.

It was 1963 when tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon played first played in the Netherlands. Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht had booked the American, who at that time lived in...

Win tickets to Avishai Cohen in Amsterdam on Sun Nov 04th,

The Israeli Contrabassist and composer Avishai Cohen has in the past 15 years interwoven all kinds of music genres: from jazz to traditional Latino songs. But what many people do...

Swing Festival Breda gives young talent a chance

The inner city of Breda celebrates the 11th edition of the Swing Festival on Sunday afternoon 28 October. Entrance free concerts can be visited at four locations in the centre of...

Harry Kanters: commercial director becomes full time jazz pianist

What do you do when you are young: follow your heart or your wits. You love to play music and play meritorious piano, but in the end, you choose to go to college followed by a...

Established musicians and upcoming talent at Jazz in the Park Ghent

Jazz in the Park will be held this year for the 25th time in Ghent. From the 6th to 9th September, the Belgian city presents musicians the chance to perform in the South Park. In...

Impressive role for Belgians at Jazz Middelheim 2018

Belgian musicians have made a great impression at this year’s edition of Jazz Middelheim. The festival (9-12 August) was held in Antwerp for the 37th time. Some 20.000 visitors...

Belgian pride shines on Jazz Middelheim 2018

Jazz Middelheim (9-12 August) has a strong Belgian contribution this year. The annual festival in Antwerp has famous guitarist Philip Catherine as one of its main attractions....

Ghent Jazz Festival: Successful mix of Jazz and Pop

Ghent Jazz Festival 2018 attracted 32,000 visitors, and it continues to grow. This is roughly equivalent to the number of enthusiasts who visited the famous 13th century Abbey...

Grandmaster Brad Mehldau one star attraction at Gent Jazz Festival 2018

The concert of the Brad Mehldau Trio at Gent Jazz Festival (June 29th – July 8th) is the one I most look forward to. The way the pianist constructs his music, can take you into...

Frank Koulen – Founder of the Jazz Club Porgy and Bess

The life of Frank Koulen may well serve as a scenario for a feature film. The founder of the jazz club Porgy and Bess in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Frank  was born in Suriname...