Yuri Honing courtesy of Joost van den Broek

Date: February 22, 2012
Source:  MCN Press release

New Item: Yuri Honing Receives VPRO /Boy Edgar Prijs

Composer, saxophonist and band leader Yuri Honing wins Holland’s most prestigious jazz prize, the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prijs. This price is awarded annually to a Dutch instrumentalist, composer, arranger or band leader in the area of jazz and improvised music who has distinguished him/herself for a long period of time by his/her active, initiating and above all, original role.
Yuri Honing will receive the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prijs on May 16, 2012 at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam during a special concert program put together by Honing himself. To see the award ceremony go to vprojazzlive.radio6.nl.

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February 23rd, 2012 by

February US Tour Amina Figarova


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM and 10:00PM
Kitano Jazzclub, New York, NY

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Somethin’ Jazzclub, New York, NY

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY Thursday

February 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Andie Musik,  Baltimore, MD

Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Dear Head Inn
, Deleware Watergap, PA

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February 16th, 2012 by

Han Bennink US Tour


Han Bennink. Photo: courtesy of Pieter Boersma.

Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Neurosciences Institute – San Diego, CA

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Blue Whale – Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Music and Media Building University of California – Irvine, CA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Center For New Music and Audio Technology – Berkeley, CA
Admission: $ 10,00

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Brooks Hall University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
Admission: $ 12,00

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Wind-Up Space – Baltimore, MD
Admission: $ 12,00

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Philadelphia Art Alliance – Philadelphia, PA
For tickets, or buy them at the door. Admission: $ 15,00

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM
MIT Killian Hall- Boston, MA
Admission: $ 15,00

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January 17th, 2012 by

Trumpet Player Diederik Rijpstra Performs in New York


Photo by Keke Keukelaar

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00PM
Somethin’ Jazz – New York, NY

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 9:00PM
Sidewalk Café – New York, NY
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December 22nd, 2011 by

Launch of the 2012 Orange Alert season


Welcome to ORANGE ALERT: home of our blogs, featuring a wide variety of Dutch Arts presented in the USA.  Feel free to browse the site and discover what is happening.  The official launch of the blogs and the announcement of both our (CGNY) and the Netherlands Bureau of  Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) 2012 season was on October 26, 2011, in a successful press event at the Cue Art Foundation in New York.

Among the featured events were the Distinctively Dutch Festival in Pittsburgh and the ZOEM New Theater Festival at the New Victory Theater in Broadway.

Arts Holland lets visitors experience the quality, density and richness of Dutch arts, heritage, museums, design, fashion, theatre and more across four major cities- Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

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December 2nd, 2011 by

Candy Dulfer joins Dave Koz & Friends for Christmas Tour 2011


Photo: Courtesy of Carin Verbruggen and Ferry Drenthem Soesman bv

Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8:00PM
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center – Atlanta, GA

Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8:00PM
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Saratosa, FL

Sunday, November 27 at 8:00PM
Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL

Monday, November 28 at 8:00PM
Philharmonic Center for the Arts – Naples, FL

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:00PM
Maxwell C. King Center – Melbourne, FL

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00PM
Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL

Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:00PM
Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:00PM
Palace Theatre – Columbus, OH

Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8:00PM
Playhouse Square – Cleveland, OH

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:30PM
Strathmore Music Center – North Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:30PM
Ferguson Center for the Arts – Newport News, VA

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 8:00PM
State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:00PM
Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, CA

Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7:30PM
Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 8:00PM
McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:00PM
Cerritos Center for Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA

Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8:00PM
Cerritos Center for Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA

Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 7:00PM
Plaza Theatre – El Paso, TX

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:00PM
The Granada Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:30PM
Gallo Center for the Arts – Modesto, CA

Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8:00PM
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts – Santa Rosa, CA

Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8:00PM
Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA

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November 7th, 2011 by

Free download Dutch Jazz music on All About Jazz


Jasper Blom, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sunday, November 27 until Saturday December 3, 2011
All About Jazz

Starting Sunday, November 27 All About Jazz, the world’s longest running and furthest reaching jazz music website, will promote Dutch jazz for an entire week.  Until December 2, 2011, during Dutch Jazz Week “AAJ” will highlight seven Dutch Jazz artists handpicked by the “AAJ” editors from the the Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010 compilation CD. From November 25, each day, one track will be presented as a Free MP3 Download of the Day, including links to the artist’s profile and direct links to purchase their album.

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November 4th, 2011 by

Amina Figarova plays in NYC area


photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 12.30 PM and 2.30 PM
The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

Friday, December 2, 2011, 9.00 PM and 10.30 PM
The Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8PM
The Falcon, 1348 9W, Marlboro, NY 1254

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November 3rd, 2011 by


Date: October 14, 2011
Source: Press release
News Item: Tineke Postma releases new CD in the US

With the September 13, 2011 release of  “The Dawn Of Light” in the US, the award-winning Dutch saxophonist TINEKE POSTMA further expands the growing fan base for her music. Tineke is a well know musician who recently played at the Jazz Standard in NYC. She will be on stage again in the US next year during in Pittsburgh as part of the Distinctively Dutch Festival.
The new CD  features Tineke’s Dutch Quartet with Marc van Roon on piano and Rhodes, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums. Bassist, singer and Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding, is featured on one track called “Leave Me A Place Underground.”  Of working with Tineke, Esperanza says: “I’m so grateful to be a part of this record…Tineke’s beautiful spirit and musical sensibility sing through the entire album in her playing and writing.”

Jazz Magazine – May 2011
“Tineke has found her own sound…
“The Dawn of Light” marks the birth of an authentic and original sound. “

Jazz Times, Bill Milkowski
“Tineke exhibits a vivacious stage presence along with commanding chops on both alto and soprano saxes.”

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October 14th, 2011 by


Date: September 15, 2011
Source:All About Jazz
News Item: Review Concertgebouw CD release

All About Jazz, the largest Jazz internet site with 300,000.+ members world wide, just published a review of the Concertgebouw Jazz concerts  Amsterdam.  The CD’s are published by MCN (Music Center Netherlands).

The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was a stop for quite a few notable jazz musicians during the 1950s and ’60s, and for the past few years the Dutch Jazz Archive has released a concert from their archive at the rate of one per year. Judging by what has been released, it seems that many of these musicians did their best work here. Many of them were at the peak of their careers, and European audiences were always eager and enthusiastic for American jazz. The Concertgebouw releases are a significant series of live recordings due to the quality of the musicianship and the excellent sound.

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September 21st, 2011 by