Semifinal I

Mon March 25, 2019
20.00h Amsterdam Blue Note
free admission

Turmeric Haze

Hila Hutmacher, vocals
Sam Newbould, saxophone
Adrien Moncada, piano
Guy Salamon, drums
Omer Govreen, bass

This band started to play together this year. Before calling themselves a band, they had sessions where they got to know each other through experimental music, inspired by The Ornette Coleman Group, coached by Yaniv Nachum. In their music they try to paint the world as they experience it through sounds. Their music is like a channel where their different backgrounds become a stream of sound and creation.

Aviv Noam Quartet

Aviv Noam, saxophone
Federico Calcagno, clarinet
Guy Salamon, drums
Omer Govreen, bass

The band members met at the CvA and started to get together after finding a mutual desire to explore the music of the avant-garde jazz giants (mainly artists from the 60s like Mingus, Dolphy, Coltrane and Ornette). They are driven by this aspect of jazz improvisation, but they also aim to combine more modern influences into the music. The band members chose to take a musical path which is not common among young jazz musicians today and they aim to achieve new musical grounds and explore the broad limits of this music.

Young-woo Lee Group

Youngwoo Lee, piano
Jose Soares, saxophone
Giacomo Camiletti, drums
William Barrett, bass

This project is led by pianist and composer Youngwoo Lee. All musicians met at the CVA. The music is inspired by contemporary jazz, classical, improvised music, arts and the people surrounding them. The natural flowing atmosphere was added to the music by individual members. Featuring a great rhythm section with William Barrett on bass, Giacomo Camilletti on drums and the only horn, Jose Soares on saxophone.

Aurel Violas Trio

Jetse de Jong, piano 
Daniel Nagel, bass
Aurel Violas, drums

Drummer and composer Aurel Violas lived successively in Paris, Brussels and Philadelphia. He finally settled in Amsterdam, where he surrounded himself with musicians from all around Europe. With Dutch pianist Jetse de Jong and German bass player Daniel Nagel, the trio interprets Aurel Violas's compositions and arrangements, a blending of jazz traditions and his own personal voice. The result is a lively and organic music, putting rhythmical inventiveness in the foreground.

Ben Fitzpatrick Sextet

Cesare Mecca, trumpet
Ben Fitzpatrick, saxophone
Marios Charalambous, saxophone
Ioannis Mitsios, guitar
Daniel Nagel, bass
Giacomo Camilletti, drums

The members of the Ben Fitzpatrick Sextet met through the Conservatory van Amsterdam. They have been playing in various formation over the past two years, but never in this super group/sextet configuration. They are excited to share with you fresh arrangements that will surely be exciting and making you tap your toe on 2 and 4.