In cooperation with Cinerama, Dutch Nu-Jazz fans get a great discount for Theo Maassens movie “No Mercy” (“Zonder pardon“), only at Cinerama in Rotterdam. You can watch this movie for just €6.00 in stead of €8.50. All you need to do is print out this newsletter and show it at the box office. And oh, did we already say you can subscribe to our newsletter on our homepage?
The Jazzinvaders started recording their 3rd album. This time, the focus will be more on vocal jazztunes, hence a leading role for singer Linda Bloemhard. But that’s not all, also the instrumentation will be a bit different: they’ve welcomed the sound of the electric bass and electric pianos. It is all in progress, but it will definitely get The Jazzinvaders to the next level. Within this process of movement the line-up of the Jazzinvaders has also undergone a change. The wonderful pianist Erwin Hoorweg and equally brilliant sax player Tom Beek have decided to spend more time on their own projects. In their place, The Jazzinvaders have found some excellent new bandmembers to complete the new album and to perform on stage like Berthil Bustra on keys and special request tenorsaxophonist Guido Nijs!
With an energetic kick off in Theater de Regentes in The Hague on October 1, State of Monc started their theatre tour with special guest Ben van den Dungen. The visual collective .notDef (Sibe Kokke and Charlotte Aal) boosts the performance to a thrilling musical journey. With spectacular video projections and challenging soundscapes, State of Monc will give you a Dutch Nu-Jazz experience to the bone. You won’t easily forget it so don’t miss it. Next performance: January 23 (2010) at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
State of Monc welcomes Robin Koerts as their new bass player as of this month. “Robin has developed a distinctive, super groovy style that fits perfectly to State of Monc. We are very happy to have him on board and for sure will enjoy touring with him.” Koerts played internationally on different jazz festivals like Montreux (Swiss), Koktebel (Ukraïne), Capetown (South Africa), North Sea (Holland) and Bass Day St. Peterburg (Russia). He also performed in Gabon, Syria, Nepal and Shanghai. You can watch Robin play live with State of Monc on January 23, Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Check out Robin’s skills on YouTube.