*for international bookings,
Sophie Blussé collaborates
with Gallery of Tones,
soprano and tenor sax
viola / cajon
Four high profile improvisers of the Dutch jazz and improv scene have teamed up and formed ESTAFEST.
In this unusual line up, these musicians combine their distinctive instrumental skills and sound, wrapped up in brilliant short pieces, which are shaped on stage. They actually create an atmosphere in which both the audience and the musicians go with the flow of the moment.
The result is cutting edge music, exciting, hilarious and breathtaking.
Anyone who has seen the group was surprised, moved, nurtured and inspired. Since the individual members of Estafest toured the world with different groups, they can't wait to bring their favorite band to an international audience.
In the Spring of 2014 the group will release their sophomore album (Challenge records), the follow up of ESTAFEST Live! (Challenge, 2011).
London Jazz Festival focuses on Dutch jazz this year, co-celebrating Bimhuis 40th anniversary. Since adventurous music from The Netherlands has always been a priority for the festival, they selected ESTAFEST for the program!
ESTAFEST play the Barbican FreeStage on Friday November 21 at 6pm.
More info here.
October 9, the Edison nominees have been announced in the Radio 6 program Mijke & Co. The Edison is the Dutch 'grammy' and yearly goes to albums with an extraordinary quality. ESTAFEST 'Eno Supo' has been nominated in the category of Jazz National. November 27th 2014, we will know whether 'Eno Supo' will actually win! Fingers crossed!
Jeroen van Vliet has won the Buma Boy Edgar Prijs 2014, the Netherlands' most prestigious and honourable jazz award.
ESTAFEST on a Sunday afternoon, performing at one of the most remarkable museums in Rotterdam, FREE ENTRANCE!
Sunday June 29, 14:00 - 16:00
Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18 in Rotterdam.
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