Endless Summer Concerts

Tuesdays in August at 21:00 CEST


Every Tuesday evening in August, the stage is given to sensational performances, in the Stingray DJAZZ special Endless Summer Concerts! Enjoy sounds by the greats, like Miles Davis’s trumpet solos, cool jazz by Chet Baker, and the unrivalled tone of Stan Getz's saxophone. Furthermore, performances in the open air by Le Sacre du Tympan and Jeroen van Vliet contribute to this ultimate and endless jazz experience!

Tuesday, August 7 at 21:00 CEST | Summer Night Music - Love Songs (premiere)

In Summer Night Music - Love Songs, artists from all over the world contribute their favourite love songs to an unusual and exciting event uniting classical, jazz, and world music. Among the classical musicians are the Gewandhaus Orchestra, cellist Mischa Maisky, and The King’s Singers. Other world stars include jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and flamenco cantaora Mayte Martin. The variety of musicians and genres appeals to a wide audience, aiming to create a grand open-air atmosphere that every music lover will remember.

Tuesday, August 14 at 21:00 CEST | Stan Getz: The Last Recording

Regarded as the greatest instrumental soloist of all-time, Stanley Gayetzky, famously known as Stan Getz emerged as one of the most significant musical forces in the world of jazz post World War II. With his distinctively warm and lyrical tone, Getz is fondly dubbed as ‘The Sound’ because of his singularity and musical innovations. His commitment to music is evident from his long body of work that includes over 300 pieces of musical compositions. Ranked among America’s top tenor saxophone players, Getz was a gifted saxophonist who could play just about anything on it, a quality that put him on top of the polls. He is accredited for playing some of the best jazz with some of the best jazzmen in the country. However, his personal life was a rollercoaster ride — tumultuous and loused up by abjection, alcohol, addiction and furious flare-ups.

Tuesday, August 14 at 22:45 CEST | Chet Baker Quintet: Live in '64

Chet Baker Quintet: Live in '64 features a great concert by the foremost interpreter of West Coast jazz in the early and mid-'50s. Chet Baker had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and great singing. However, his career was marred by drug addiction. This show is a haunting 1964 performance in a Belgian TV studio with a quartet including long-time sidemen and saxophonist Jacques Pelzer and French pianist René Urtreger. Songs include the Miles Davis classic “So What”, and a very rare rendition of jazz standard “Time After Time” featuring Chet’s cool vocal style.

Tuesday, August 21 at 21:05 CEST | Miles Davis live at the NSJ Tuinpaviljoen

The world-renowned North Sea Jazz Festival features a wide variety of genres, including traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde and electronic jazz, blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. The festival was founded by entrepreneur and jazz fan Paul Acket, who sold his highly successful pop magazine publishing house to organize and fund the first edition of the festival in 1976. This broadcast from the North Sea Jazz Archives presents the amazing Miles Davis.

Tuesday, August 21 at 22:40 CEST | Le Sacre du Tympan

The French big band ‘Le Sacre du Tympan’ was founded by bassist and composer Fred Pallem. Pallem’s oeuvre is strongly influenced by the music of as diverse a range of composers as André Popp, Charles Ives, Duke Ellington and Neil Young. The wide variety of his musical sources of inspiration can be found in the progressive jazz music played by the big band. A large part of this 17-men strong band studied at the jazz department of the Paris Conservatory. In 2010, ‘Le Sacre du Tymphan’ played a stunning and energetic concert at the beach of Le Havre. With a wind section of 13, the band plays music from their album ‘Soundtrax’, against the backdrop of the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 28 at 18:35 CEST | Jeroen van Vliet: Zeeland Suite Revisited

1977 saw the recording of an audiovisual project that was hitherto unparalleled in Dutch jazz and television history: the ‘Zeeland Suite’. Pianist Leo Cuypers composed this suite, parts of which were recorded for television on different locations in the Dutch province of Zeeland. A 7-piece band, featuring Willem Breuker and members of his Kollektief, performed Cuypers’ music. The combination of live music and epic footage, some of which was filmed from a helicopter, was the basis for a 50-minute television broadcast. Jeroen van Vliet’s ‘Zeeland Suite Revisited’ is an updated version of this remarkable project. Pianist Jeroen van Vliet, 2014’s Boy Edgar Prize winner, composed new music. Using a new band – and new technology: drones – this new project once again shows the beauty of Zeeland. Today’s band features many big names from the contemporary Dutch jazz scene, gathered to pay tribute to Zeeland’s characteristic landscape.

Tuesday, August 28 at 22:00 CEST | Jazz en Baie: Mayfair Electro Jazz Project

The Mayfair Electro Jazz Project at the Jazz en Baie Festival: an inspiring combination of well-known jazz instruments, electronic elements, vibrant effects, and innovation. Violinist Aurore Voilqué is surrounded by three musicians: sound designer Pierre Boscheron (-M-, Thomas Dutronc), guitarist Aurélien Robert (Swing Hit, Kill Bob), and bassist Basile Mouton (Babylon Circus). Together, they bring forth this brand-new electro jazz musical project: "It's the meeting of a violin and machines", explains Aurore Voilqué. "It's a repertoire that we’ve put together from scratch. We’ve invented everything, even if we’re covering themes by Django Reinhardt."