saturday april 30
Workshops Rolf Delfos and Rachel GouldPrins 27 | jamsessie from 15:30 hour | free
During The Hague International Jazz Days one can attend workshops given by two accomplished jazz musicians: Rolf Delfos and Rachel Gould. Saxophonist Delfos is known to jazz lovers of the Houdini's and Artvark. He is an experienced coach of amateur jazz bands. Characteristic for his style of teaching is that it doesn’t involve playing the right notes, but rather imposes themes that make jazz Jazz: interaction, solo play and musical communication. Delfos will take on four combos of the Jazzschool Den Haag, followed by a rousing presentation and a jam session. Also, the American singer Rachel Gould will be giving a workshop. Jazz celebrity Gould is well known by her contribution to Chet Bakers Classic All Blues and her cooperation with Woody Herman and Sal Nestico. The singer will give five students of the Jazzschool a vocal master class which entails textual interpretation, timing and presentation. The results will be presented during a joint concert with the big band of the Jazzschool on May 1st in the Regentenkamer, the place to be for The Hague’s amateur jazz musicians.
Syrian Big Band Codarts UnionKorzo | 16 euro regular / 14 euro online / passepartout: 38 euro
The Syrian Big Band is the first big band from the Arab world. It functions as a platform for Syrian jazz musicians where they can work and develop their own style. The collective has collaborated with several international big bands, including the famous German NDR Big Band. Despite its success the group was forced to quit by the Syrian crisis in 2011. Five years later, the founder of the Syrian Big Band found that many of the former members had come to Europe as refugees trying to build an existence. It meant the beginning of the reunion and a very special music project. The Syrian Big Band is a versatile formation. They add several traditional Oriental musical instruments to the jazz and thus bring together the best of two worlds. In Korzo on April 30th, a large part of the Syrian Big Band rejoins, supplemented by members of the Codarts Big Band, Boy Edgar-winner Tineke Pan and trombonist Ilja Reijngoud. The Syrian Big Band Codarts Union is a colorful meeting between East and West. A hopeful concert with a cry for peace and solidarity.
Ed Motta – Perpetual Gateways album presentionDe Nieuwe Kerk | tickets 22 euro / passepartout 38 euro
Brazilian hero Ed Motta is not only famous in his home country, also in Europe he has a loyal following. The Rio de Janeiro born multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer recorded his first album in 1988 with the soul and funk group Conexão Japeri. In 1990 he launches his solo debut on which Motta plays almost all instruments himself. Since then, he has released over a dozen albums. Motta's voice fits somewhere in the middle between Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway and surprises now and then with some beautiful scats. Although the roguish Brazilian is known as a funk lover, he has a diverse music taste ranging from rock to classical, from blues to Bossa Nova and soul to reggae. Nice detail, Motta is an avid vinyl collector; He owns an estimated 30.000 vinyl’s. In the Nieuwe Kerk this mastermind will present his latest album Perpetual Gateways. An album full of soul, funk, jazz, rock and Brazilian influences.
Izaline Calister – Rayo di Lus album presentationPaard van Troje | 15 euro (excl. servicecosts) /passepartout 38 euro
An outstanding review in the Dutch national paper NRC Handelsblad in the year 2000 gave way to an international musical career for the Dutch-Caribbean singer Izaline Calister. Calister is honored both by press and public. With infectious fusion of traditional music from her native island Curaçao and jazz with Afro-Caribbean influences, she won the hearts of many loyal fans around the world. She now has 7 albums to her name and toured extensively in The Netherlands and abroad. Next to performances at the famous North Sea Jazz Festival, Calister played on stages at festivals and clubs in the USA, Mexico, Africa and Indonesia. Her songs written in Papiamento are sometimes restrained and then again joyful and exciting. In 2009 she won an Edison Award for the astonishing album Speransa. At The Hague International Jazz Days the charismatic singer will present her new album Rayo di Lus (Ray of Light) for the very first time. A must see!
sunday may 1
The big band of the Jazzschool consists of enthusiastic amateur jazz musicians who rehearse every week with the supervision of Victor Borkent. Victor Borkent graduated in 1985 at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague as a performing trumpeter and jazz teacher. Victor has played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, La Pat Revival, Hang On To Your Hat, The Strangers, Supremo, Salsa d'Amsterdam, Orchestra Sonora and Latin Blue, The Dutch Voices, New London Choral of Tom Parker, Bill Baker's Big Band, the New Orleans Syncopators, mariachi orchestra Los Gravilanes Orchestra, Orchestra Glenn Weisz, Marabunta and Salsa Orchestra Paysa, the Highlight Jazz Orchestra, Greetje Kauffeld, Rachel Gould, Bart van Lier, Toon Roos, Benny Bailey, Ferdinand Povel, Ruud Breuls, Jean Toots Tielemans and many others.