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Mete Erker

Mete Erker is a saxophonist with a very personal approach to music. His playing is characterized by his beautiful clear tone, and the combination of raw energy and lyricism. Mete played with international greats such as Peter Erskine, David Liebman, Dudu Ndiaye Rose and Winston Mankunku. He has been active at the top of the Dutch scene for years, working with amongst others the New Cool Collective & Conny Janssen Danst.

Mete Erker is also one of the driving forces behind the Artvark Saxophone Quartet, the improvisation collective Estafest, the Mete Erker Trio and the duo Mete Erker & Jeroen van Vliet.

For Meter Erker 2019 will be marked by the release of PLUIS: the brand new album by Mete Erker & Jeroen van Vliet, on which Erker will also be heard as a composer.

Moreover, Estafest exists 100 years in 2109 and therefore the band goes on tour with various guests. They will perform at the BIMHUIS on Thursday 28 February.

Mete Erker tips:

1 FEB – JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF THE CONCERTGEBOUW TRIBUTE TO ROY HARGROVE
Roy Hargrove, contributed a lot in too short a time ….

4 FEB – REINIER BAAS / KIT DOWNES / JONAS BURGWINKEL
Café Improvisé! Even more room for experiment!
And that with a combination of these three guests, I think that’s going to be completely crazy.

3 FEB – BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA
Well, I have nothing to add, a grandmaster.

7 FEB – MATS EILERTSEN TRIO
European top.

15 FEB – ENEMY
Wow! What is this? Acoustic Electric Impro?

16 FEB – MAARTJE MEIJER WITH INGMAR HEYTZE
Really a very special project: work by Dutch poets, carried by the beautiful music of Maartje Meijer, played in a special chamber music set up.

24 FEB – DARRIFOURCQ / HERMIA / CECCALDI
A kind of fierce ragged poetic trip.
From DEUS to this trio, there is a lot of authentic headstrong music from Belgium.

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