Sasha Berliner & Lage Lund | Tatiana Koleva & Zhivko Vasilev | Patricia & Noel Brennan | FT. Vernon Chatlein

Female perspective on marimba and vibraphone in three duo sets with a closing master plan to forge all styles together.

With Ladies Vibes Out! we give space to the female star players Sasha Berliner, Tatiana Koleva and Patricia Brennan. These three ladies perform with their duo partners; guitarist Lage Lund, kaval player Zhivko Vasilev and drummer Noel Brennan.

Percussionist Vernon Chatlein has been invited by Koleva to come up with a master plan to forge the Bulgarian, New York and Electronic styles into a whole with a Caribbean touch for the last set of this evening.

Sasha Berliner
Described as a ‘young master of the mallets’ by JazzTimes, twenty-something Sasha Berliner is an award-winning vibraphone player and composer from New York. She has already shared the stage with the likes of Christian McBride, Tyshawn Sorey, Marcus Gilmore, and Cecile Mclorin Salvant. Sasha Recently released her second album Onyx, which has been described as ‘vigorous and unabashedly avant-garde’. During AMW, Sasha will play with Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund, who is widely praised as one of the best guitarists of his generation.

Tatiana Koleva
Renowned as a virtuoso and innovator of marimba and percussion, Tatiana Koleva has premiered over 130 varied works that were created especially for her solo and ensemble projects. Her performance style has been described by the press as ‘very energetic with intriguing rhythms and surprising musical developments.’ She is the founder and artistic director of the Amsterdam Marimba Weekend and the prize-winning formation The (Youth) Percussion Pool. With Zhivko Vasilev she forms a new duo (kaval/electronics – marimba/percussion) and the two compatriots create a breathtaking musical world inspired by the rhythms and vocal music from their native Bulgaria.

Patricia Brennan
Marimba and vibraphone player Patricia Brennan is being hailed as one of the new leaders of the instrument, as noticed by The New York City Jazz Record. She grew up in Veracruz and since her youth she has immersed herself in the rich musical culture of Mexico. Patricia’s quest for freedom of expression has led her to expand the limits and possibilities of her instruments through improvisation, live electronics and her own compositions. The result is an enchanting world of sound that she is going to take us into with her electroacoustic duo MOCH.

20:30 – Sasha Berliner & Lage Lund
21:10 – Tatiana Koleva & Zhivko Vasilev
22:05 – Patricia Brennan & Noel Brennan
22:50 – Project Vernon Chatlein