Thursday Festival Fun

Thursdays in June


The festival season is upon us! Every Thursday evening in June, Stingray DJAZZ offers phenomenal performances from different major festivals. On the program: saxophonists Colin Stetson and Benny Golson, who perform respectively at the Pitchfork Music Festival and Jazz en Baie, the Norwegian sensation of the tuba Daniel Herskedal, and the sonic explorations of the FORQ formation at the Mondriaan and November Music festivals in the Netherlands!

Thursday, June 7 at 21:00 CEST | Colin Stetson Solo at Pitchfork

This impressive solo concert by Colin Stetso, an American saxophonist known for his unique musical style influenced by a wide range of jazz genres, was recorded at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris, 2013. Stetson frequently collaborates with a number of renowned artists and indie bands; his saxophone can be heard on albums by Tom Waits, Bon Iver, and Sinnead O'Connor.

Musicians: Colin Stetson
Stage Director: David Ctiborsky
Video Director: Julien Jaunet
Location: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France
Year: 2013

Thursday, June 14 at 21:00 CEST | November Music 2017: Daniel Herskedal

Since 1993, the November Music Festival has been held every year at various locations in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch. Highlighting a variety of contemporary musical styles and contemporary composers, November Music is today one of the most important festivals dedicated to contemporary music in the Netherlands. Norwegian tuba player and composer Daniel Herskedal trained at the Trondheim and Copenhagen Music Conservatories. He is at the head of a formidable ensemble that combines jazz, folk and oriental sounds, inspired by his travels to Palestine, Syria and Lebanon

Musicians: Daniel Herskedal, Bergmund Waal Skaslien, John Ehde, Espen Berg, Helge Norbakken
Location: November Music, 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Year: 2017

Thursday, June 21 at 21:00 CEST | Mondriaan Jazz 2017: FORQ

Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. Originally founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, and Jeff "Tain" Watts) and bassist Michael League (Grammy-winning founder of Snarky Puppy), Forq is joined by guitarist Chris McQueen and drummer Jason "JT" Thomas. Their group sound draws from various musical paths of its members, whether it’s Jason’s swampy grooves and shuffles, Chris’ singular sonic approach to guitar, Henry’s zeal for unique keyboard sounds and twisted ear candy, or Michael’s driving world-influenced grooves. The band pushes further down the sonic rabbit hole with their stunning music. This concert was filmed during Mondriaan Jazz Festival 2017, The Hague.

Musicians: Chris McQueen, Jason 'JT'Thomas, Henrey Hey, Kevin Scott
Video Director: Oligar Da Paz
Location: Paard, The Hague, The Netherlands
Year: 2017

Thursday, June 28 at 21:00 CEST | Benny Golson Quintet Feat Flavio Boltro

Creator of "Whisper Not", one of the most famous standards, Benny Golson has composed more than 300 pieces for the biggest names in jazz. With an unparalleled skill in musical phrasing, Benny Golson’s performance is poetic and sincere. During the Jazz en Baie festival project, Golson is accompanied by Antonio Faraò, one of today’s most prominent pianists, and Flavio Boltro, a talented trumpeter. We are treated to a performance of pure jazz combining technical perfection and positive energy.

Musicians: Benny Golson, Flavio Boltro, Antonio Faraó, Gilles Naturel, Doug Sides
Video Director: Laurent Préyale
Location: Festival Jazz en Baie, Carolles, France
Year: 2017