StarkLinneman QuartetWhen comparing music to pro sports, what is the meaning of winning the game? For StarkLinnemann the equivalent to a gold medal at the Olympics is the degree of agelessness of a group’s music. As musicians and composers they are creating a style of their own by blending jazz- with elements of classical- and world music. StarkLinnemann compositions are a symbiosis between modern authentic rhythms and traditional sounds. Their definition of being an artist means to constantly push one self in order to reach the ultimate rendition of a work of art.
Transcending ChopinStarkLinnemann’s approach of transforming classical masterpieces by Liszt and Chopin into long and complex but coherent and moving modern jazz compositions is exceptional in jazz-history. Chances are that StarkLinnemann will stand the test of time so that 150 years from now, people will still appreciate StarkLinnemann’s music!
Jazz and pop musicIt goes without saying that The Concertgebouw and jazz & pop music make a perfect combination. The stages of both the Main Hall and the Recital Hall have borne witness to nearly the whole of jazz history. Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald have both performed here, as have Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. Famous pop stars and bands that have graced the stage of the Main Hall include Frank Zappa, the Doors and the Eagles, to name but a few. Legendary concerts, in the present as well as the past.
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