BIMHUIS Composition Assignment

Tineke Postma

Saxophonist at the top of Dutch jazz.

About Tineke Postma

Lyrical, melodic and brimming with groove and emotion: this is how Tineke Postma’s style is described. The saxophonist and composer tours internationally as a band leader and guest musician. She has released seven studio albums, which were received with great international critical acclaim. Postma hopefully has her inspirations like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and contemporaries such as Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington.

BIMHUIS Composition assignment

The soprano saxophone plays a central role in her composition assignment, which brings together various elements: the sound of electric jazz from the 70s and 80s, rhythms from Indian music and the M-base ideas of jazz innovator Steve Coleman. For this assignment, Tineke Postma created a special group together with, among others, Fuensanta, Sun-Mi Hong and Jeroen Vierdag.