19:30 ORANGE LINE
Sun Mi-Hong Quintet
One of the most promising young jazz artists in The Netherlands. Sun-Mi Hong’s music balances between jazz, impressionism and the Korean tradition.
As a drum talent from South Korea, Sun-Mi Hong blossomed in The Netherlands. Here she dedicated herself fully to jazz, collaborating with Karel Boehlee, Benjamin Herman and Daahoud Salim. Her compositions show influences from traditional Korean percussion to classical impressionism.
20:30 12 POINTS PROGRAM
Kasia Pietrzko Trio
A sublime blend of harmonic imagination, lyricism and seemingly boundless creativity, the Kasia Pietrzko Trio hints at their Nordic Roots with echoes of EST. However, Pietrzko’s sound here is entirely her own, with heartfelt stories forged into beautiful soundscapes.
With his eponymous trio this Spanish pianist made a name for himself. Playing solo he channels his myriad influences, from Argentinian chacarera rhythms, to Mahler-inspired harmonies, into compositions and improvisations that balance each other effortlessly. Xavi Torres was a semi-finalst in the esteemed Thelonious Monk competititon in 2018.
London, United Kingdom
Channeling the powerful and freewheeling energy and momentum of the original guardians of the avant-garde, London’s Family Band are a modern take on the chordless jazz quartet. Expect moments of fierce intensity, introspection and blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.
About 12 Points
4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)
About ORANGE LINE
During 12 Points the BIMHUIS presents a sparkling fringe program with exciting Dutch Acts. Each of them presents in their own way the vibe of the Dutch jazz scene. With a.o. Sun-Mi Hong, Niels Broos & Jamie Peet and Guy Salomon Group. Orange Line is supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
Kasia Pietrzko Trio
Kasia Pietrzko piano, Andrzej Święs bas, Piotr Budniak drums
Xavi Torres piano
Kim Macari trumpet, Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor sax, Tom Rivière double bass, Steve Hanley drums