Brokken Festival 2019

Who run the world? Girls, also on this Innovative festival curated by guitarist Corrie van Binsbergen. ‘The Brokken Festival lets you look beyond your own preferences’ (het Parool).

This concert is recommended by: Jasper Blom

The Brokken festival has become an annual tradition: on the Sunday afternoon inbetween Christmas and New Year, Corrie van Binsbergen presents her own festival at the BIMHUIS. This edition offers more surprises, with many short performances. A broad variety of solo appearances, for instance: Scarlatti sonatas and instant composing on piano, a new pop band and a seasoned jazz vocalist experimenting with electronics. A laureate poet and a recently graduated spoken word artist. A boundary-shifting violin player. Also, two young jazz ensembles with talented band leaders will and two experienced guest soloists, who will appear with various acts.

Guitarist Corrie van Binsbergen presents this annual festival for open-minded audiences. A festival that will open your ears and broaden your horizon, with a wide variety of styles in short performances, bringing together young talents and remarkable outsiders with established musicians, alternating hyper-energy with stillness and beauty. ‘An explorative feast’, says Van Binsbergen.

‘For over three hours a variety of artists appear in almost every possible genre. What they share is their high quality, for which Van Binsbergen obviously has a good nose. A festival with an overwhelming amount of musical creativity’ (Draai om je oren).

Monica Akihary vocals, Danique Carmen Kivit vocals, Anna Enquist text, Diamanda La Berge Dramm violin, Daria van den Bercken piano, Nora Mulder piano,

Neva: Wieteke Wijte vocals/keys, Jasja Offermans vocals/bass/keys, Annemarie van den Born vocals/drums

Kika Sprangers Quintet: Kika Sprangers saxes, Anna Serierse vocals, Koen Schalkwijk piano/wurlitzer, Alessandro Fongaro bass, Willem Romers drums

Sun Mi Hong Quintet: Alistair Payne trumpet, Nicolo Ricci tenor saxophone, Young-Woo Lee piano, Alessandro Fongaro bass, Sun Mi Hong drums.

Guests: Felicity Provan cornet, Corrie van Binsbergen guitar