- Feb 28
Going Dutch: jazz from the Netherlands
Dutch Performing Arts commissioned the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) to coordinate the focus programme GOING DUTCH in 2017 to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). GOING DUTCH consists of an umbrella campaign, invitations for jazz promotors and journalists to every concert and, under certain conditions, also support for travel and accommodation.
Earlier, in December 2015, Dutch Performing Arts asked the JPN to carry out a research on opportunities for Dutch musicians in the UK and the ROI. There was a lot of enthusiasm to work together with the Netherlands, but in general there was surprisingly limited knowledge about the current Dutch jazz scene. You can find the entire report here. And in 2016, more than 25 festivals, venues and promotors from the JPN network were welcomed during 5 different jazz showcases and festivals in the Netherlands. To get an idea, Steve Mead, Manchester Jazz Festival, wrote a report about his trip to Rotterdam in June 2016.
The first result of this exciting collaboration was an all day concert 'Going Dutch' in Newcastle in January 2017. Jazz North East showcased a wide range of the best of today's Dutch jazz scene, 9 Dutch musicians, 2 UK musicians, with everything from solo performances to ensemble excursions. Next to the Newcastle local audience, at least 12 jazz professionals visited the showcase and the reception hosted by the Dutch Embassy. Click here for a review of the event by Narc Magazine.
Next up: At the end of March, the ICP orchestra is playing at the Vortex in London and the Sage Gateshead Festival. Kaja Draksler is playing at Glasgow Jazz Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival this summer. Manchester Jazz Festival has also booked Even Sanne. More concerts and tours are being confirmed as we speak.
For more information about the project and the conditions for support, please contact Nod Knowles: email@example.com:www.jazzpromotionnetwork.org.uk
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January in NYC – The Place to Be for the Performing Arts then (by invitation only).
October 26Holland Opera won an award for Best Opera and Creatures by Het Balletorkest and ISH won an award for Best Large Ensemble. Congratulations!
September 28here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 11 November 2016, 12 pm (noon).
May 12Fernando Belfiore (dance) and Emma Rekers (music).
April 20Fernando Belfiore, Efe Erdem, Emma Rekers and Maarten Meddens are the nine nominees that have been preselected for the cultural programme before the Olympic Games of 2016 in Brazil.
March 31Classical:NEXT and Operadagen Rotterdam will both take place at the end of May. Dutch Performing Arts works closely together with these organisations to introduce and present (new) Dutch work, musicians and companies to international presenters from 22 - 28 May 2016.
October 13here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 11 November 2015.
September 07Erik Kaiel/Arch8 is one of the 17 selected companies to give a showcase at IPAY 2016.