CvA bands successful at Grachtenfestival 

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Sydney Plummer (photo) and the Edson Collective have been selected at the Grachtenfestival Pitches to present their concert programme at the upcoming Grachtenfestival. Sydney Plummer studies jazz voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, she has been selected with her programme ‘The Evolution of Black Music as Resistance’. Having been formed by classical and jazz musicians the Edson Collective created a programme with the theme ‘Classical and jazz music from all parts of the world’.
The Grachtenfestival Pitches offer young music students and graduates the possibility to pitch their concert programme before a professional jury. The selected programmes will be performed at the Grachtenfestival.

The Ben Fitzpatrick Quintet has reached the final of the Grachtenfestival Jazz Competition, which wil be held for the very first time this year, on 6 June.