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Get ready to swing into the holiday spirit with The Sky Blasters Big Band! Join us for a jazzy Christmas concert that will light up the night and fill your hearts with joy. Experience the magic of classic holiday tunes, reimagined with the vibrant energy of our big band sound. From festive favorites to soulful renditions, our concert promises to be a musical celebration that will have you tapping your toes and humming along. Don't miss the merriment—join us for a memorable Christmas extravaganza!

 

Welcome to our Fall Season of Almere Jazz Concerts. As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, we are delighted to usher in a new season of soulful melodies and rhythmic harmonies.

 Come and experience the enchanting voice of Juliana Martina. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with Caribbean soulful melodies Juliana's unique vocal artistry promises to leave you spellbound. 

This program wil be a celebration of rich and vibrant traditions of jazz, where the warmth of music parallels the autumnal hues. 

Embark on a jazz odyssey with Delbert Bernabela, master of the tenor saxophone, as he unveils "The State of the Tenor Sax." Joined by the incomparable Danny van Kessel on piano and the rhythmic prowess of Yoran Vroom on drums, along with the melodic touch of Ton Eusterbrock. Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening of virtuosity, where each note tells a story. Join us for a night of musical brilliance that transcends boundaries and captivates the soul.

Danny van Kessel

Renowned for his rhythmic prowess and soulful melodies, Latin jazz pianist Danny van Kessel is a dynamic force in the world of music. Hailing from the Netherlands, Danny's passion for Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies led him to master his craft. With each performance, he conjures a sizzling fusion of cultures and genres, creating an electrifying musical experience. His virtuosity at the keys and improvisational flair make Danny van Kessel a sought-after artist.

Delbert Bernabela, the talented Aruban jazz saxophonist, infuses the rich culture of his Caribbean homeland into the world of jazz music. Hailing from the island of Aruba, his musical journey is a harmonious blend of island rhythms and soulful saxophone melodies. Delbert's performances will at times transport audiences to sun-drenched beaches, capturing the essence of the Caribbean. With a deep-rooted connection to his heritage and a mastery of jazz improvisation, he has carved a distinctive niche, bringing a tropical breeze to the realm of jazz music.

Delbert Bernabela

Gerardo Rosales

Gerardo Rosales is a multi-talented musician and composer known for his expertise in Latin and Afro-Caribbean music. With a career spanning over three decades, he has established himself as a renowned percussionist and band leader, blending traditional rhythms with contemporary sounds. Rosales' dynamic performances continue to captivate audiences worldwide.

The Art of The Duo

Delbert Bernabela

An Aruban born saxophonist with a soulful tone and impressive improvisational skills. Collaborated with renowned jazz ensembles and performed at prestigious venues worldwide. Passionate about sharing the magic of music.

Sterling Peterson

Dynamic guitarist with a diverse musical style, blending intricate fingerpicking and soaring solos. Known for his emotive performances and ability to captivate audiences with his soulful melodies.

Jazz Appreciation Festival

Dr. Bird

Richard Gelderblom - piano

Maarten van de Beld - bass

Peter van 't Riet - drums

Ton Eusterbrock - ten sax/flt

Maarten Combrink - trombone

Michiel de Jong - trpt/flg

Etienne Ruijter - guitar

David de Quay - guitar/perc

 

Sjoerd Dijkhuizen

Juri Stanik - piano

Steve Swanink - ac bass

Joost van Schijck - drums

Sjoerd Dijkhuizen - ten sax

 

The Fours

Leslie Lopes - bass

Olaf Keus - drums

Finn Peters - ten sax/flt

Jeen Rabs - guit

 

The Music of Wayne Shorter

The Band:

Danny van Kessel - piano

Bass - Jeroen Vierdag - ac. bass

Daan Arets - drums

Delbert Bernabela ten/sopr sax

 

Colors of the Caribbean - part II

The "Colors of the Caribbean" concert featuring Casouco was a true feast for the senses. From the moment the band took the stage, the vibrant colors and energetic rhythms had the audience entranced. The musicians expertly blended traditional Caribbean music with modern jazz, creating a sound that was both unique and familiar. The concert showcased the rich cultural heritage of the region, celebrating the diversity of its people through music. Overall, it was a truly unforgettable night of music and culture.

Colors of the Caribbean - part I

On this new year 2023, we from Stichting Almere Jazz Concerts would like to extend our appreciation to all and everyone who has shown their support during this last year. for always stepping in to help when I need you most.

 

We feel lucky to have a friends like you. We wish you a happy and prosperous 2023

The Band:

Piano - Evelyn Vera Gallardo

Drums - Lidrick Solognier

Delbert Bernabela Alto/Sopr sax 

Ton Eusterbrock - Tenor sax

A Jazzy Christmas

Almere Jazz Combo

Is an ensemble where the instrumentation changes according to the theme of the concerts. At times this could be a rhythm section with four horns or more, other times a sextet with a latin percussion.

A Jazzy Christmas

Almere Jazz Combo

Is an ensemble where the instrumentation changes according to the theme of the concerts. At times this could be a rhythm section with four horns or more, other times a sextet with a latin percussion.

Hanna Marieke Trio
Rhythms of Grace

Hanna Marieke's (pianist, singer, composer, storyteller) mission is to bring hope, beauty and light into the world which is often broken, ugly and confusing. This evening she will perform original poetic jazz compositions with a touch of classical and gospel music.

 

Every composition is introduced by storytelling, which creates an imaginative landscape for the listener full of colors and emotions. The stories are painted by Timo Menkveld on drums and Ruben Bekx on double bass.

 

The special guest this evening is Paul van der Feen, also known from the Metropole Orchestra. Paul van der Feen is regarded as one of Holland`s outstanding jazz saxophonists and viewed as an original voice within the Dutch musical landscape.

Francisco Morales Trio

Francisco Morales is a Venezuelan pianist and producerwith this trio they play in Jazz Cafe Alto every Monday night.

Colored Roots

Colored Roots is a band based on a drums and bass nucleus. The concept is to every time feature a different piano and a horn player. The group digs deep into the cultural African roots. Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique. and more. Elements of funk, Jazz and R&B and the polyrhythmic music of the French Caribbean.

 

Jazz is at core of the bands development and is reflected in their interactions on stage. 

This project was created and being led by bass/drum duo David and Urvin featuring artists with similar influences to join them on stage.


 

Latin jazz is a genre of jazz with Latin American rhythms. The two main categories are Afro-Cuban jazz, rhythmically based on Cuban popular dance music, with a rhythm section employing ostinato patterns or a clave, and Afro-Brazilian jazz, which includes samba and bossa nova

African American music began incorporating Afro-Cuban musical motifs in the 19th century, when the habanera (Cuban contradanza) gained international popularity. The habanera was the first written music to be rhythmically based on an African motif. The habanera rhythm (also known as congo, tango-congo, or tango ) can be thought of as a combination of tresillo and the backbeatWynton Marsalis considers tresillo to be the New Orleans "clave," although technically, the pattern is only half a clave.

Tribute to Toots Thielemans

Toots Thielemans zou dit jaar 100 jaar geworden zijn. Volgende week brengen wij doormiddel van dit concert een ode aan de Belgische jazz legende.

 

De Band: Hermine Deurloo (Jazz Harmonica) Mike del Ferro (piano) Jeroen Vierdag (contra bas) Delbert Bernabela (tenor sax)

 

SAT APRIL 30 2022 - MEMORIES OF TOMORROW

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in the United States, in honor of jazz as an early American art form. JAM was art form created in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. It became a national extension of the original Jazz Awareness Month created by the Louisiana Jazz Federation in New Orleans in 1980.  

 

Jazz Appreciation Month was created to be an annual event that would pay tribute to jazz as both a living and as a historic music. Schools, organizations, and governments celebrate JAM with free concerts and educational programs. Its first year was 2001, with funding provided by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

For this event we have invited Mr. Freddy Franken assistant professor of guitar and Jazz Studies at Olivet Nazarene University as our guest.

The supporting bands will be Memories of Tomorrow / Latin Kollectief 

Delbert
Bernabela

Memories
of
Tomorrow

David
Bernabela

Evelyn Vera Gallardo

Guest:
Freddie Franken

SAT MARCH 19 2022 - DAVID BERNABELA TRIO

David Bernabela is a bass player born in the Caribbean island of Aruba. After graduation from the conservatory of Amsterdam, he played with several groups both as sideman and a leader honing his compositional and performance chops.

The trio features David Bernabela - bass guitar, Mathijs Geerts - keys and Davy Andy Hanket - drums

MATTHIJS GEERTS

The
David
Bernabela
Trio

DAVY ANDY HENKET

DAVID BERNABELA

SAT FEBR 19 2022 - CASOUCO

CASOUCO is a group whose repertory is based on the sounds of the Caribbean blended with Latin and modern Jazz flavours

 

Band:

Delbert Bernabela - saxophone

Evelyn Vera Gallardo - piano

Lidrick Solognier - drums

Patrice Blanchard - bass

CASOUCO

EVELYN VERA GALLARDO

DELBERT BERNABELA

LIDRICK SOLOGNIER

PATRICE BLANCHARD

SAT JAN 29 2022 - MEMORIES OF TOMORROW

M.O.T. is a group where the format can be a trio or quintet representing the sounds of the Caribbean blended with Latin and modern Jazz flavours

Video

Memories of Tomorrow (Quintet edition)

Band members: 

Abriel Ferreira - Trumpet

Delbert Bernabela - Tenor/Alto sax

Patrice Blanchard - Bas guitar

Evelyn Vera Gallardo - Piano

Lidrick Solognier - Drums

SAT DEC 4 2021 - ALMERE GROOVY COMBO

Almere Groovy Combo

If you're a Smooth Jazz Christmas fan and a Blues and Jazz lover in general, check out tickets for and don't miss out on a great concert.

Sat Nov 6 2021 - Time line - Memories of Tomorrow.

M.O.T.  trio project is Delbert Bernabela - saxophone, Evelyn Vera Gallardo - piano and Boris Oostendorp - acoustic bassist.

Jazz Timeline 1900 - 2000

After more than 100 years of history, it’s clear the word “jazz” means many different things to many different people. Depending on who’s doing the talking, it can either mean a highly specific musical style, or almost nothing. 

The early timeline of jazz is spotty, vague and disputed, as one might expect of a musical movement that grew from a group that was both marginalised and exploited. Jazz evolved from the fringes of American society into one of the most influential, and enduring, musical movements of the 20th century.

 

The goal of Trio V.O.B. is to take you through the timeline of 100 years of this genre which today we call jazz. 

Almere Groovy Combo is a contemporary band assembled by the founders of AJC. The band plays new arrangements of popular jazz pieces. 

Band members: 

Rick van der Heide - Trumpet

Ton Eusterbrock - Tenor/Bari sax 

Delbert Bernabela - Tenor/Alto sax

Patrick Winterdaal - Bas guitar

Obed Sanchez - Piano

Dimitrios Kosmidis - Drums

Sat Oct 9 2021 - Trico

Sat Oct 9 2021 - Trico

Trico is a band that presents the sound of the Arabic Ud blended with Latin and modern Jazz flavour.

Trico is a band that presents the sound of the Arabic Ud blended with Latin and modern Jazz flavour. Trico was born when five musicians with very strong distinctive personalities came together with a unified passion for combining a variety of music from various continents. From the lyricism of the Syrian Ud we go to the Latin-jazz from the piano, and from the rawness of the Jazz Sax to the touch of the Latin and funky bass. None of this would be possible without the rhythm presented by David, who combines afro-cuban and jazz on the drums. This group's intention is to take the listener on a journey around the globe and through his or her own imagination. Trico performs a variety of music consisting of original compositions as well as works by today's maestros and those of the past.

Sat Sept 11 2021 - Smooth Jazz Project

Sat Sept 11 2021 - Smooth Jazz

Smooth jazz is a genre of music that grew out of jazz and is influenced by R&B, funk, gospel, latin, rock, and pop music styles.

The genre is an outgrowth of jazz fusion, it emphasizes its polished side. Generally, Smooth Jazz relies on rhythms and grooves instead of improvisation. There's layers of synthesizers, lite-funk rhythms, lite-funk bass, elastic guitars and either trumpets, alto or soprano saxophones

Since stress is the root of many health problems, the relaxing effect of jazz music can have incredible healing influence. It physically changes your body by lowering your heart and respiratory rate.

For this concert project the instrumentation is electr. bass, acoustic piano, drumset and saxophone.

 

Sat July 31 2021 - Mid Summer Night

Sat July 31 2021 - Standard Time

In this of jazz genre the focus will be on Swing, bebop, and cool jazz.

Jazz music is a broad style of music characterized by complex harmony, syncopated rhythms, and a heavy emphasis on improvisation. ... The musical form evolved to embrace popular music standards, modal music, pop, rock, funk, and even true avant-garde compositions.

For this concert project the instrumentation is acoustic bass, acoustic piano, drumset and saxophone.

 

The band plays new arrangements of popular jazz standards

Band members: 

Delbert Bernabela - Tenor

Boris Oostendorp - Contrabas

Evelyn Vera Gallardo - Piano

Daan Arets - Drums

Sat June 19 2021 - Latin Jazz

Sat June 19 2021 - Evelyn Vera Gallardo Latin Band

A cocktail of latin jazz with compositions influenced from various countries of the South American continent.

After a long period of measures in which we were unable to receive guests, there is another Jazzcafé!!

Evelyn Vera Gallardo has often been a guest at the Jazzcafés of Almere Jazz Concerts as a pianist. On July 1, she will graduate from the Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam.

On June 19, she will give a full concert with her Combo at our Jazzcafé. She will transform this evening into a real Latin-Jazz night with her own combo and repertoire.

 

Line-up: 

  • Evelyn Vera Gallardo - Piano

  • Patrice Blanchard - Bass

  • Garardo Rosales - Timbales

  • Laurianne Ghils - Percussion

  • Lidrick Solognier - Congas

  • Abriel Ferreira - Trumpet/Flugelhorn

  • Delbert Bernabela - Tenorsax/Flute

  • Maarten Combrink - Trombone

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