Saskia Laroo tours USA

Saskia Laroo. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

June 19 till July 28, 2013
Several Venues

Born July 31, 1959 in Amsterdam, Saskia Laroo began on trumpet at age 8, never dreaming of becoming a professional musician. That all changed when Saskia, turned 18, after briefly majoring in mathematics at University of Amsterdam switched her focus to a career in music. She worked extensively in various groups from this point, at first mostly on upright bass, though eventually, on both bass and trumpet; the trumpet became her main  instrument. Saskia Laroo combines today’s music by uncontrived romps into new styles, eagerly limned as “nu jazz” or “swingin’ body-music”–a vivacious blend of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, funk reggae, and world, that many other artists dare not venture. Her artistry and her groove ring vibrantly and free on her six albums journeying us through the music she has absorbed and plays from heart and soul.

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June 20th, 2013 by

Dutch jazz musician Saskia Laroo will tour US

Saskia Laroo. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Tuesday May 7 and Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 6:30PM
Le Jardin Du Roy – Chappaqua, NY

Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 7:00PM
Cuvee – Hartford, CT

Thursday May 16, 2013 at 6:3PM
Windsor Art Center – Windsor, CT

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April 26th, 2013 by

Tineke Postma Quartet will tour US in May


Tineke Postma. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Thursday May 9 through Thursday May 16, 2013
Several locations

The internationally acknowledged Dutch jazz saxophonist Tineke Postma will come to the US for a series of concerts throughout the country, including Washington DC, Seattle and New York City. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her latest cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding), has been released in 2011 worldwide, received raving reviews and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. UK ”The Evening Stardard” called her ”One of the leading ladies in Jazz!”

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April 25th, 2013 by

Performance of Candy Dulfer at B.B. King in New York City


Candy Dulfer. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7.30PM & 10.00PM
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill – New York, NY

Performing since age seven, bandleader of Funky Stuff since age fourteen, international recording artist since age nineteen, touring the world since age twenty. Candy Dulfer has recorded and / or performed with artists like Prince, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyonce, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, George Duke, Blondie, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Angie Stone, Tower of Power, The Time, Alan Parsons, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Joey DiFrancesco, Jonathan Butler, and many others. » Read more «

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December 13th, 2012 by

Dutch Jazz: Eric Vloeimans and Florian Weber USA tour


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:00PM
Coral Gables Congretional Church, Coral Gables, Florida

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:00PM
Caspe Terrace, Des Moines, Iowa

 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:00PM
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Harbor, Michigan

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00PM 
Brooks hall Charlottesville Jazz Society, Charlottesville, Virginia

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 8:00PM
The Royal Room, Seattle, Washington   

Wednesday,December 19, 2012 at 8:00PM 
2640 Space (St.Paul’s), Garfield Art Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thursday,December 20, 2012 at 8:00PM
2640 Space Baltimore, Maryland

Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7:30PM 
ShapeShifters, Brooklyn, New York

“…Vloeimans and Weber share a bond that transcends simply interpreting the written page… Live at The Concertgebouw, the trumpeter’s first-recorded encounter with German pianist Florian Weber, the future is already looking more than fine.” – John Kelman, All About Jazz. » Read more «

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December 10th, 2012 by

Concert of Karsu Donmez and her Dutch American Friends at Rockwood Music Hall, New York


Karsu. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6.00PM
Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY

Born in Amsterdam in 1990, Karsu Donmez is named after the Turkish village Karsuköyü, where her parents were born. Her natural bond with this village and Turkey combined with her Dutch heritage reflects her natural abundance of multicultural influences in her compositions. » Read more «

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November 30th, 2012 by

September US Tour Amina Figarova



Amina Figarova. Photo: courtesy of the artist

Friday September 14, 2012:  Amina Figarova Quintet
Windsor Hall, Cumberland, MD

Monday September 17, 2012: Amina Figarova Sextet
Blues Alley Jazzclub, Washington, DC

Friday September 21: Amina Figarova Trio with Winard Harper
The Dear Head Inn, Delaware Watergap, PA

Saturday September 22: Amina with the Enrico Granafei Quartet
Trumpets Jazzclub, Montclair, NY

“A skilled and imaginative composer…Born in Azerbaijan and based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Figarova brings a remarkably broad range of influences to her works, which may help explain their appeal. You can hear the influence of her classical training in the care she brings to her scoring. Yet the mercurial, unpredictable nature of her musical themes — and the intriguing way she develops them — points to a composer enraptured with the creative possibilities of jazz.” -  Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

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September 11th, 2012 by

May US tour Amina Figarova


Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2.55 PM
New Orleans Jazz festival, New Orleans, LA

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9.30 PM
Cliff bells, Detroit, MI

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8.30 PM
Nighttown, Cleveland, OH

Sunday, May 8, 2012 at 7.30 PM and 9.30 PM
Jazzstandard, New York, NY

Monday, May 9, 2012 at 7.30 PM and 9.30 PM
Jazzstandard, New York, NY

Tuesday, May 10, 2012 at 7.30 PM
The Outpost, Albuquerque, NM

Wednesday, May 11, 2012 at 7 PM
Jazzfresno, Fresno, CA

Thursday, May 12, 2012, from 2.00 PM
Bakersfield Jazz festival, Bakersfield, CA

Friday, May 13, 2012, at 4.30 PM
Bach Society, Half Moon Bay, CA

Saturday, May 14, 2012 at 7.30 PM
Jazzalley, Seattle, WA

Sunday, May 15, 2012 at 7.00 PM
Daly Jazz, Missoula, MT

Monday, May 16, 2012 at 7.00 PM
Daly Jazz, Missoula, MT

Tuesday, May 17, 2012 at 7.30 PM
PDX Jazz, Portland, OR

Wednesday, May 18, 2012 at 8.00 PM
Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

Pianist Amina Figarova is still touring the USA, make sure you go to one of her performances if you haven’t seen her yet.

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May 3rd, 2012 by

Amstel Quartet tours America’s West & East Coast


Amstel Quartet, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00PM
Montalvo Center for the Arts – Saratoga, CA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:30PM
Noontime Concerts – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00PM
Russell Library – Middletown, CT

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:00PM
Tishman Auditorium New School – New York, NY

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April 4th, 2012 by


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

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February 23rd, 2012 by