Press release Den Haag, March 3rd 2016
Ed Motta & Izaline Calister at the first edition of The Hague International Jazz Days
On April 30th and May 1st 2016 the first edition of The Hague International Jazz Days will vibrate in the city’s center. This sparkling new festival links with the global celebration of the UNESCO-organized International Jazz Day. Jazz is known to be the musical genre that brings different cultures together and nurtures dialogue. The organization is proud to announce Ed Motta and Izaline Calister as the main acts of the festival, both presenting their brand new albums.
The festival opens in Korzo with a unique reunion of the first complete Big Band from the Arab world: The Syrian Big Band. Together with Codarts Big Band they will warm up the audience with jazzy and worldly sounds promoting peace and togetherness. After this, the Brazilian superstar Ed Motta will step foot on stage of the Nieuwe Kerk where he will present his latest album Perpetual Gateways. A smoking album full of soul, funk, jazz, rock and Brazilian influences.
Edison-winner Izaline Calister marks the closing of the first day of The Hague International Jazz Days at Paard van Troje with her contagious fusion of traditional music from Curaçao and Jazz with Afro-Caribbean influences. Besides, she will present her upcoming album Rayo di Lus. On Sunday, the Jazzschool Big Band will give a dazzling performance in the Regentenkamer.
The Hague International Jazz Days also add an educational aspect to the festival. On Saturday a public workshop will be given in Prins 27 by saxophonist and composer Rolf Delfos, known from Jazzinvaders, Houdini's, and Artwork. In addition, the American singer Rachel Gould, known for her contribution to Chet Bakers All Blues, will give workshops for vocalists. The afternoon will end with a jam session in the lobby.
The Hague International Jazz Days are initiated by Stichting WorldTown Music in cooperation with, among thers, Dans- en Muziekcentrum Den Haag (DMC), Stichting Cultureel Centrum 't Paard, Korzo and Jazzschool Den Haag.
Sa April Syrian Big Band Codarts Union| Korzo | 3:00 PM
Sa April Ed Motta | De Nieuwe Kerk |8.15 PM
Sa April Izaline Calister | Paard van Troje | 10.00 PM
Sa April Workshops Rolf Delfos and Rachel Gould + Jam session| Prins 27 | 11:00 AM | free
Sun May 1 Big Band Jazzschool | Regentenkamer | 3:00 PM | free
More information, program, tickets & passe-partouts www.jazzdays.nl / http://www.facebook.com/thehaguejazzdays
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