The following duos will play on the second night:

Greetje Bijma & Raphael Vanoli

The now-legendary free jazz singer Greetje Bijma has been out of the Dutch jazz scene since the 1980s, always looking for new challenges. She has collaborated with big Dutch names such as Willem Breuker and Louis Andriessen. She will play together with guitarist Raphael Vanoli - an innovative guitarist who has developed his own sound world by experimenting with electronics and different playing techniques. He is part of the well-known duo Knalpot and has worked with Jameszoo, Asko| Schönberg and – just like Greetje Bijma – Louis Andriessen.

John Engels & Jan van Duikeren

Two very good friends, how beautiful do you want it to be. Trumpeter Jan van Duikeren (a much sought-after musician, known from the Jazz Orchestra of Concertgebouw and Di-Rect, among others) enters into a musical conversation with his friend and drum legend John Engels. Engels, now 86, is one of the greatest jazz musicians our country has known. He played with Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Ben Webster and Chet Baker, among others. In 2016 Jan van Duikeren and his quartet (in which John Engels plays drums) released the album Dear John, as a tribute to their friendship.

Alex Simu & Pascal Schumacher

The Romanian clarinettist, saxophonist and composer Alex Simu plays in several successful ensembles, including Arifa, which performed here on 4 February. In addition to being a performing musician, he is also a film score composer. In 2016 he received a Golden Calf for 'Best Music' for the film 'Beyond Sleep'. The Luxembourgish vibraphonist, percussionist and composer Pascal Schumacher has previously worked with Jef Neve and Francesco Tristano and has won prestigious prizes such as the Django d'Or and the ECHO Jazz Award.

Ben Wendel & Seamus Blake

Two world-class saxophonists, both currently living in the Netherlands. Ben Wendel is a saxophonist, bassoonist and bass clarinettist, known from the band Kneebody and collaborations with Prince, Snoop Dogg and jazz musicians such as Antonio Sánchez and Tigran Hamasyan. Last November he performed here with his current project, High Heart. Seamus Blake is a saxophonist, once a winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and has played on six of Charles Mingus Big Band's Grammy-nominated albums. He has shared the stage with the likes of John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Ethan Iverson and Nate Smith.