THE PRESENT IS PRESENT:
ULDIS VITOLS SEXTET
Camille Verhaak klarinet, Linus Kleinlosen altsax, Adrien Losco tenorsax, Alistair Payne trompet, Uldis Vitols bas, Tancrède Derijard-Kummer drums
GEORGE HADOW SOLO
George Hadow drums
Natalio Sued tenorsax, Matt Adomeit bas, Tristan Renfrow drums
The new festival The Present is Present highlights the rich and diverse universe of creative musical practices in Amsterdam, for a whole week. Day 1 at the Bimhuis, in collaboration with Doek.
Welcome to the Present is Present, a whole week of music highlighting the rich and diverse universe of creative musical practices in Amsterdam. The scene is bursting with new artists, groups, venues and series popping up every week, bringing the city back to life and celebrating adventurous music all over town. Kicking off with two nights at the Bimhuis, Present is Present will feature the latest cutting edge bands on the scene, a guerrilla bicycle tour with outdoor concerts in public spaces, and late night dancing to the wildest live music. A week long program takes you on a voyage of discovery to exciting venues and music series - Pintotonics, OT301, Mixtree, Zaal 100, De Tanker, OCCII, Space is the Place - culminating in a sure to be legendary all-nighter at De Ruimte.The festival starts with two nights at the Bimhuis, in collaboration with Doek. On Friday: Native Speaker, George Hadow solo, Uldis Vitols Sextet. Check www.presentsoundsamsterdam.nl for more concerts.
Native Speaker has established an eccentric group sensibility and sound that reevaluates the jazz sax-bass-drums formation. Sax player Natalio Sued’s melody-centric compositions are ruthlessly deconstructed through subversive variation and improvisation.
George Hadow (solo percussion)
George Hadow is an English drummer primarily working in the fields of improvisation, jazz and experimental rock. Five years ago he made the move to Amsterdam, where he studied with Han Bennink and Michael Moore and where he collaborates with bands as varied as The Ex, Blue Lines, and Cactus Truck.
Uldis Vitols Sextet
From bulging and revolving swing figures to cascading open harmonies, double bassist Uldis Vitols’ chamber-esque group echoes a Monk state of mind in its organic and flowing pieces.
The festival starts with two nights at the Bimhuis, in collaboration with Doek.
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).
There is a passepartout of € 22 available for the concert evenings on 12 & 13 May. Click here to purchase it.
Part of: FESTIVAL THE PRESENT IS PRESENT
Ticket: € 14 / € 11 (CJP, student card, stadspas) / € 22 passepartout