Joris Roelofs awarded North Sea Jazz Festival Composition Assignment

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Alumnus and CvA teacher Joris Roelofs has received the North Sea Jazz Festival composition assignment.

Alumnus and CvA teacher Joris Roelofs has received the North Sea Jazz Festival  composition assignment. Each year, the North Sea Jazz Festival commissions a promising Dutch jazz composer to write a free composition. In 2016, the honour goes to clarinetist and composer Joris Roelofs.  The jury motivates its decision to award Joris Roelofs the Composition Assignment as follows: ‘Joris Roelofs stands out with his distinctive and unique sound. The variations in his pieces create a contemporary, genuine and mature sound. The listener is taken into a new world in an organic way.’ The composition assignment will premiere on Friday July 8 in Madeira.

Joris Roelofs graduated from the jazz master’s degree programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2007. As of this year, he teaches (bass) clarinet as a principal subject at the CvA’s Jazz Department.

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