12 Points Festival - BIMHUIS Amsterdam

12 Points Festival

4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. The thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival is taking place in Amsterdam this year! ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)

12 Points presents twelve promising European acts, which are at the start of an international career. The selected bands are all chosen for their courage, energy, boundlessness and of course because of their unprecedented talent. During 12 Points you feel the breadth, energy, diversity and ambition of the jazz musicians of the future!

WED 25 Sep
Kasia Pietrzko Trio (Warsaw, Poland)
Xavi Torres (Tarragona, Spain)
Family Band (London, United Kingdom)

THU 26 Sep
Robocobra Quartet (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Katu Kaiku (Helsinki, Finland)
Sketchbook Quartet (Vienna, Austria)

FRI 27 Sep
Filippo Vignato Trio (Venice, Italy)
Trio Heinz Herbert (Zürich, Switzerland)
Ikarai (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

SAT 28 Sep
Juno (Trondheim, Norway)
No Tongues (Nantes, France)
The Brums (Liège, Belgium)

BIMHUIS is organizing a special fringe program with six Dutch acts in the context of 12 Points. ORANGE LINE sets the spotlight – mostly young – on musicians, with a strong, own artistic identity.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday there are jam sessions, where everyone is welcome.

ORANGE LINE is supported by Dutch Performing Arts
12 Points is made possible by Improvised Music Company, The Arts Council, Culture Ireland