Thursday 20 April, 2023
20.00h Bimhuis
free admission

In the final the the winners of the semi-finals will compete with the Manhattan School of Music Quintet (Manhattan School of Music, New York), Knuets/Sécula Quartet (Jazzcampus der Hochschule für Musik FHNW, Basel); KRSIX (Royal Academy of Music, London), and The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors (Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Boston).

Manhattan School of Music Quintet - Manhattan School of Music, New York

Alexandra Ridout, trumpet
Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone
Vittorio Stropoli, piano
Conway Campell, bass
Miguel Russell, drums

Knuets/Sécula Quartet - Jazzcampus der Hochschule für Musik FHNW, Basel

Eliott Knuets, guitar
Noé Sécula, piano
Joan Codina, bass
Genius Lee Wesley, drums

KRSIX - Royal Academy of Music, London

Kasper Rietkerk, alto saxophone
Max Mcleish, trombone
Alex Lockheart, guitar
Benji Bown, keys
Toby Yapp, bass
Jonah Evans, drums

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors - Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Boston

Sheila Del Bosque Fuentes, flute
Charlotte Lang, saxophone
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, piano
Ian Ashby, double bass
Francesca Remigi, drums

Marios Charalampous Quartet - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Marios Charalampous, sax
Joy Shechter, piano
Omer Govreen, bass
Joao Guerra, drums

The Marios Charalampous Quartet is a dynamic jazz group formed in 2019. The quartet features Marios Charalampous on saxophone, Joao Guerra on drums, Joy Sechter on piano, and Omer Govreen on bass. The group plays original music that is inspired by a diverse range of influences,but they are especially influenced by the John Coltrane Quartet. The quartet’s music is characterized by intricate rhythms, virtuosic solos, and a deep emotional expressiveness. Their compositions often explore themes of spirituality, personal growth, and human connection, and are imbued with a sense of deep sincerity and passion.

Ante Medic Octet - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Micheal Murray, alto sax
Marios Charalampous, tenor sax
Paolo Petrecca, trumpet
Nicholas Adema, trombone 1
Dan Bluer, trombone 2
Ante Medic, guitar
Azubike Onwuka, bass
Diego Miranda, drums

Ante Medić Octet is an alternative jazz project. This ensemble has the energy of an experimental rock-’n-roll trio combined with the finer harmonies of a horn quintet. I’ve always tried to make use of traditional jazz idioms during the arranging and composing for this group, while also letting myself be inspired by different kinds of music genres en styles. That’s why I aspire to create a more personal output that doesn’t bind the music down to a fixed label. I aspire to create music that will appeal to people emotionally as well as intellectually by using formats that are being used by jazz composers who I admire, like Maria Schneider or Bob Brookmeyer, combined with my own input.