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"Portraits" - If sound is color, and time is space, composers and musicians can be painters.
More info on www.mosatrio.nl
Published on 2/7/2018
The best kep secret of Maastricht: the Jack Million Band directed by Jack Coenen
Published on 11/28/2017
Dave Vreuls (Alumni Jazz Trumpet) goes international; Copenhagen DR Bigband.
For the entire article, check this link.
Published on 11/20/2017
Young violin talent Theodore Kim won the best performances prize for the capriccio of H. Wieniawski and second prize at the international competition for young violists 'I will be a Virtuoso' in Kraków, Poland.
Theodore Kim was born in April 2004 of Korean-Belgian non-musician parents and began his violin playing with the Suzuki method at the age 6 in Wavre, Belgium. But it is only when he met professor Igor Tkatchouk in October 2013 that his violin progressed rapidly. Since 2015 he is part of the Belgian Young Soloist Ensemble. He is a member of the Jong Talentenklas since 2016, receiving violin lessons from Prof. Piotr Jasiurkowski.
Published on 11/15/2017
The Maastricht Jazz Awards edition 2017 has come to an end.
It was a marvelous second edition at the Muziekgieterij Maastricht.
All the 6 bands were winners already but a big extra shout out to:
We'll be back next year.
Published on 11/9/2017
Check out the video here: BABS starts at around 50 minutes.
Published on 11/7/2017
Meet our bass teacher: John Goldsby!
Where do you even start when you’re talking with John Goldsby? He is the person who literally wrote the book on jazz bass playing with his groundbreaking work The Jazz Bass Book.
Since 1994, John Goldsby has been a member of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (also known as the WDR Big Band or the Cologne Radio Big Band). From 1980 to 1994, Goldsby lived in New York City and was a fixture on the jazz scene there. He continues to contribute to the art form as a bassist, bandleader, composer, teacher, clinician and author.
Wanna know more on how John looks at writing books, life overseas, and innovation? Check out this podcast/interview!
Published on 20/9/2017
Amber Haddad, a Master's degree student in Jazz (vocal) at Conservatorium Maastricht, was awarded the Henriëtte Hustinx Prize of €5,000 on September 7th.
The jury: ‘Over the past two years, the Flemish-Lebanese Master's degree student Amber Haddad has devoted herself to the essence of the Arab language and music, creating a music programme that draws in listeners by linking universality to her authenticity in every note. Amber shows great promise as a musician and musical thinker, and she provides her generation with new musical blood.'
Also congratulations to the other nominees Marvin Frey (trumpet) and Tom Schreyer (composing/arranging).
Published on 9/8/2017
Sara Decker, one of our alumni, became 2nd at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. From over a 1000 applications only 7 people were chosen to sing of whom 3 actually were in the finals.
More information about the competition? An inside peek into the finals? Check this link.
Published on 11/7/2017