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Newsletter February 2019




The Concertzender in February : old friends and new programmes

The Concertzender is full of good intentions and very versatile. Here’s the first Newsletter for 2019, a bit later than planned. This month a lot of attention for Jazz and Crossover, both for many years a staple of CZ programming. The article ‘People of CZ’ covers Jazz-programme maker and inhouse CZ-photographer Jaap van de Klomp. In Concertzender Jazz Live on 28th February you can hear a special Tentet by All Ellington.

EditorialThe third week of February is all about Sonic Acts, which takes place from 21st to 24th February on a number of Amsterdam stages. Year 25 of the festival is more involved than ever and combines music and science with major social themes. The Concertzender is broadcasting a foretaste: on 13th and 20th February Electronic Frequencies devotes special attention to Sonic Acts, which can also rely on extra attention in Bob Rusche’s beyond praise programme X-rated.

We getting this year off to a terrific start with a new Jazz-not-Jazz series. Entitled Music & Politics Vittorio Dellacasa focusses on the relationship between people, music and society. It’s worth mentioning that this series will be presented in Italy and edited in our studios in the heart of Utrecht. The Concertzender and Italy: what a sunny outlook. You’ll hear more soon !



monthly from February 2019

Theme: Jazz


Music & PoliticsNew series: Music and Politics

Vittorio ‘VIC’ Dellacasa travels tireless through all styles of music. As musician he recorded funk, soul and vocal jazz . As collector he owns thousands of recordings and more than a hundred vintage instruments. For many years he worked as producer for live shows, among others for Stevie Wonder’s world tour Songs in the Key of Life in 2014. Vittorio supports the Concertzender. From this month onwards he’ll be doing that in the form of a new programme Music & Politics, which will be broadcast monthly as part of JazznotJazz.

Music & Politics
People make music and music makes us human. The relationship between men and music goes back ages and mainly – but not always – runs smoothly. In the first episode of ‘Music and politics’ you can hear the relationship between notes, rhythms and political activism, in relation to daily life. You’ll hear among others tracks by Dorothy Ashby, Taylor Haskins, la La mela di Odessa (1920) by Area, Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet and les Amazones d’Afrique.

“…We not gonna teach anything talking. We gonna learn everything listening..”



13th, 20th and 24th Feb 2019

Theme: Crosslinks

Genre: Electronic music

The hereafter according to Sonic Acts 2019

From 21st to 24th February 2019 the Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam will be organising the programme Hereafter. With this theme Sonic Acts tackles its 25th anninversary, a very broad programme reflecting the interconnected subjects of power relationships, neo-colonialism, capitalism, technological developments and their implications for the environment.

Listen: Electronic Frequencies and X-Rated
In the runup to Sonic Acts the Concertzender will be covering artists taking part in the festival. On 13th and 20th February at 23:00 you can hear two special episodes of Sonic Acts Electronic Frequencies. On Sunday 24th February Bob Rusche in X-rated will present a Sonic Acts special, together with a ticket offering for the concert dat Sunn O))) will be giving on 4th March in Paradiso.

Sonic ActsFestival theme Sonic Acts 2019
Sonic Acts has been focussing for 25 years on the cutting edge of art, music and science. During the festivals Sonic Acts Academy invites artists, theoreticians and scientists to present their research via lectures, concerts, film programmes, work presentations, masterclasses and workshops. This year they will be held from 21st to 24th February in Paradiso, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ en Arti et Amicitiae.

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sun 3rd March 2019

Theme: Crosslinks

Genre: Electronic music | Experimental music

Rewire Festival 2019Space Exposure on the Rewire Festival 2019

From 29 to 31 March 2019, the ninth edition of the Rewire Festival will be taking place in The Hague. As an appetizer to this yearly feast for lovers of adventurous music, Concertzender presenter Roel Janssen will be playing a rewire special in Space Exposure. Expect music by – among others – Yves Tumor, doon kanda, Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble, Jlin and Lafawndah.

More info about this year’s edition on Rewire Festival 2019.

Space Exposure, Sunday 3 March from 20:00 to 21:00 hrs.



sat 23rd Feb 2019

Theme: Jazz


Duke Ellington's OrchestraConcertzender Live Jazz: Ellington plus ten

On 28th December 2018 the Concertzender recorded a concert by All Ellington and a tentet in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Ten musicians from the flourishing Amsterdam improvisation scene presented their own version of the works of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

With: Eric Boeren, Cornet, Jimmy Sernesky, Trumpet, Joost Buis, Trombone, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Piano, Wilbert de Joode, Bass en Frank Rosaly, Drums.

Concertzender Live Jazz, Saturday 23rd February 2019 from 19:00.




Theme: Jazz

The people behind the Concertzender

Jaap van de KlompThis month this article could just as easily be called Jazz Lives . That’s the title of the photo book jazz lover and CZ in-house photographer Jaap Van de Klomp published in 2008 , devoted to the graves of famous and less famous Jazz musicians. Time for a few questions to Jaap.

How did you get into Jazz?
“A class friend of mine at Tradeschool brought my attention to the radio broadcasts by The Dutch Swing College Band, every Saturday afternoon after the one o’clock news. That was nice and attractive music. That’s how I came into Jazz. A few years later I heard on the radio a broadcast by Michiel de Ruyter of a new recording by Rita Reys and the Wessel Ilcken Combo. I was hooked ! Rita later often performed in our jazz club and I’ve always been a big fan.”

What makes Jazz for you so special?
“To start with Jazz is never the same. It constantly changes, provokes and because in principle every musician has his own form, sound and colour it’s the most personal form of music. It’s amazing that musicians from all the over the world can come together, look for a number and then play it without rehearsal or arrangement. I noticed that a lot during the tours I organised with American soloists and Dutch accompanists. Very tense and often exciting.”

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before 7th March 2019


CD prize question

In December we asked you which two jobs royal composer Giuseppe de Majo had and at which court? The correct answer: Guiseppe de Majo was the organist and Maestro di Capella at the court of Queen Maria Amalia of Naples.

prize questionThe winner is: A. Tabak-Scholten from Almelo.

New prize question
Who did Brahms compose his Alto Rhaposody for ? Send your answer before 7th March to prijsvraag@concertzender.nl

You can win the CD Johannes Brahms. Symphony No. 4 – Alt Rhapsodie – Schicksalslied, with soloist Ann Hallenberg, alto and the Collegium Vocale Gent / Orchestre des Champs-Élysées conducted by Phillipe Herreweghe.

This CD appeared on Outhere/PHI LPH025 and has been made available through the Vereniging Klassieke Zaken.



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