The Amsterdam jazz scene
In 2021 jazz in Amsterdam is an international affair. Musicians in the city come from far and wide, as this double concert also shows. The warm sound of Spain is never far away in Bernard van Rossum 's music; he was born and grew up there as the child of an English mother and a Dutch father. On his new album Trampoline he evokes the feeling as if you are suspended in the air, free and uninhibited. The saxophonist and composer distances himself from his successful BvR Flamenco Big Band and seeks space in flowing rhythms, inspired by his teenage years as a drummer.
The members of the Aviv Noam Quartet come from Israel, Italy and France. Humor, organized chaos and melodic grooves form the basis of their music, which is reminiscent of the avant-garde of the 50s and 60s. Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane are important influences. Saxophonist and bandleader Aviv Noam moved from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam a few years ago. The Aviv Noam Quartet won the last edition of the prestigious Dutch Jazz Competition.