A very special evening featuring three different album presentations by young bands, in addition to the announcement of three new beginning bands who will win a fully financed CD production worth 10.000 euro.
Molino has the line-up of a brass band, but is much more than that. The Amsterdam-based band incorporates influences from electronic music, avant-garde, jazz, indie rock and jazz. Experimental dysto-pop with a dark, surrealistic touch. Their first album ‘Tales from Elsewhere’ was released in 2015.
Larchey Zore, the band featuring saxophonist Charley Rose, is driven by the wave of new energy in current jazz. Inspired by electric bands as well as the refinement of 20th century music and the rhythmical complexity of the Indian Carnatic Music. Definitely Jazz-Metal, this band mixes in a virtuous interpretation, improvisations and written music largely influenced by famous bands as Meshuggah, Deftones, the Mars Volta and Fantômas.
Jazz, contemporary and classical are among the many genres that the band Spoken uses to sculpt their narrative, cinematic sound. Spoken presents an exciting modern repertoire, with an interesting mixture of the many beautiful sounds of the saxophone. They execute this in a personal and original style, with appreciation of the rich jazz history, sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor. In this current project, Spoken is challenged by drummer/percussionist/composer extraordinaire Friso van Wijck and vocalist/composer/multi-instrumentalist Sanne Huijbregts.
In addition to these presentations from the winners of the 2017 edition of The Records, the winners of this year will be announced. They are chosen earlier that day by the jury consisting of: Willem Friede (pianist / composer), Mijke Loeven (director Bimhuis), Juan Martinez (artistic director Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw / saxophonist), Reinier Baas (composer / guitarist) and Tim Sprangers (journalist / programmer). These seven finalists were selected on the basis of appliances from jazz alumni of the Dutch conservatories.
Keep an Eye – The Records is a project of the Keep an Eye Foundation. The Keep an Eye Foundation collaborates with art schools in The Netherlands and beyond. This private organization is aimed at helping young artists and musicians at the start of their career. With Keep an Eye – The Records, the foundation aims to support a number of CD productions of beginner bands every year.
LARCHEY ZORE QUARTET: Charley Rose, alto sax, Matīss Čudars electric guitar, Wilfried Wilde bass guitar, Tancréde D. Kummer drums
SPOKEN+2: Sanne Huijbregts, vocals/loopstation/glockenspiel, Stephanie Francke alto/soprano sax, Wietse Voermans alto sax, Matthias van den Brande tenor sax, Ruben Verbruggen baritone sax, Friso van Wijck drums
MOLINO: Oliver Emmitt trombone/voice, Linus Kleinlosen sax, Alistair Payne trumpet, Axel Schappert tuba, Matthias Ingiberg Sigurðsson clarinet/electronics, George Hadow drums.