Sep 3, 2008

Premier of new composition for saxophone quartet and jazz band

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Summer 2008 Thomas was comissioned by Fonds For De Podiumkunsten to composed a piece for classical saxophone quartet and a Jazz band. It is a suite in 4 parts with the title Double Fusion.

Four performances are scheduled for September 2008

Sat. 13.09 2008 20:30 Artishock – Soest
Sat.  19.09 2008 20:00 Borra – Amersfoort
Sun. 21.09 2008 17:00 Beauforthuis – Austerlitz
Thur.  25.09 2008 20:30 SJU Jazzpodium – Utrecht

In the spring Esquire Saxophone Quartet and Captain Hook invited a few composers to write for their new project.
The corporation between these two groups, a classical sax quartet and electric jazz band, started successfully last year.
They bring the two musical styles and disciplines together in one concert. The concept is appealing with the two groups treating musical material different at the same time. Keeping their individual approach while creating a new experience
as whole for the listener.

Captain Hook: Iman Spaargaren – saxophones, bass-clarinet; SanteriSulkunen – guitar; Daan Herweg – rhodes, piano; Pieter Hoogervorst -Electric bass; Pieter-Jan Nijessen – drums

Esquire: Nina van Helvert, Esther Nijhuis, Ivo Ronkes & Twan Stekelenburg