DJAZZ PRESENTS: AMSTERDAM TO ROTTERDAM
AUGUST 14 & 21 AT 21:00 CEST
The music and culture scene of The Netherlands has been praised for its creativity and diversity. The country boasts a rich jazz history, numerous amazing festivals and many beautiful venues. Stingray DJAZZ presents two iconic venues – the Melkweg and BIRD – from the country’s biggest cities, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Recent history saw many famous artists perform in both places, seeing to it that the two cities' residents received bountiful musical nourishment. Stingray DJAZZ wants to share this cultural sustenance with its audiences around the world. First off, enjoy New Cool Collective’s performance from the Melkweg, Amsterdam, on August 14 at 21:00 CEST. And make sure not to miss out on Kamasi Washington, Ryan Porter & The West Coast Get Down bringing the best L.A vibes to BIRD Rotterdam on August 21 at 21:00 CEST!
New Cool Collective - Melkweg, Amsterdam
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 21:00 CEST
New Cool Collective is one of the foremost Dutch jazz ensembles. Pioneering new blends of music styles since 1993, NCC has performed in various formations, from small combos to larger ensembles and even big bands! The ensemble’s high energy is cut out for the dance floors, as dance, Latin, salsa, afrobeat and boogaloo all meet in a jazzy mix. NCC includes saxophonist Benjamin Herman, guitarist Rory Ronde, drummer Joost Kroon, percussionists Frank van Dok and Jos de Haas, pianist Willem Friede, bassist Leslie Lopez, and trumpeter David Rockefeller.
Ryan Porter & The West Coast Get Down - BIRD
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 21:00 CEST
Los Angeles-born saxophonist Kamasi Washington and trombonist Ryan Porter co-founded West Coast Get Down – a musical collective fusing jazz and funk with hip-hop. It is partly because of this collective that jazz saw a resurgence in Los Angeles, subtly eclipsing the long-established jazz mecca of the world, New York City. The two musicians join forces and take the vibes of Los Angeles to jazz club BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.