INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
AARON PARKS TRIO
FEAT. BEN STREET & BILLY HART
Aaron Parks piano, Ben Street bas, Billy Hart drums
On April 30, International Jazz Day, at the Bimhuis:
Pianist Aaron parks presents new ECM album Find the Way featuring double bassist Ben Street and master drummer Billy Hart, who played with Miles Davis.
In his spacious and challenging music, Aaron Parks tips his hat to great examples such as Bela Bartók, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. Simultaneously, the American pianist does not hide his influences from for example film music and vocal jazz. The title track of his new album, released on ECM, was taken from an album by Rosemary Clooney and Nelson Riddle. Parks also drew inspiration from the likes of Shirley Horn and Alice Coltrane. He will perform with his acoustic trio featuring double bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart, who’s famous for playing in the bands of Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and Herbie Hancock.
Aaron Parks has played for a sold out Bimhuis several times in the group James Farm with Joshua Redman. The New York-based pianist established himself playing in Terence Blanchard’s group and as a sideman with Christian Scott, Gretchen Parlato, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many others.
This performance takes place on the annual International Jazz Day on April 30. International Jazz Day celebrates jazz and its role in uniting people in all corners of the globe, and takes place in 196 countries.
APRIL 30: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
International Jazz Day on April 30 emphasizes the positive foundations of jazz as an art form encouraging mutual understanding and intercultural collaboration. International Jazz Day is celebrated in 200 countries. The organization is led by jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancock and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. The Bimhuis will participate, presenting a concert by the Aaron Parks Trio.
Read here the blog of Vera Vingerhoeds about Aaron Parks.
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 til 8.30PM (reservations via 020-7882158). After the concert, the Bimhuis Café is open (free entrance).
For this concert you can purchase your ticket online or if still available, at the box office of the Bimhuis. You can select your seat of choice when buying the tickets. Click here for more information about seating and standing places.
Discount prices are available for students, CJP and Stadspas holders. Click on the tickets button below to see the discount.
Ticket: € 22 seating / € 18 standing