Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2013

Thursday 28 March 2013
Blue Note & Bimhuis

Op donderdag 28 maart en donderdag 4 april vonden in Amsterdam de halve finales plaats van de Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2013. Beide dagen vanaf 20.00 uur. Op zondag 7 april om 20.00 uur de finale in Bimhuis Amsterdam.

Dit jaar streden studenten van Temple University Philadelphia, Juilliard School of Music New York, The New School of Music New York en het Conservatorium van Amsterdam om de Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2013. Overigens is dit het eerste lustrum van deze felbevochten trofee! 

Alle informatie over de stand van zaken: bezoek de speciale Keep an Eye pagina's op de website van het Conservatorium van Amsterdam!


En 'wel beeld, geen geluid'... Zie hier de foto's van de halve finales en van de finale in Bimhuis.

Programma, jury, coaching...

Een goed gevuld evenement mogen wij wel zeggen... Mooi programma, fantastische muziek, toptalenten, masterclasses, workshops en niet te vergeten met zijn allen stappen in Amsterdam!

  • Van de site van het Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Program. Bands from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam will be selected for the semi-finals. The winner of these semi finals will compete against bands from Boyer College of Music - Temple University Philadelphia, Juilliard School of Music New York, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music New York.

  • Thursday March 28th 20.00h Amsterdam Blue Note, CvA Semi-final I Admission free
  • Thursday April 4th 20.00h Amsterdam Blue Note, CvA Semi-final II Admission free
  • Friday April 5th 10.00-17.00h Amsterdam Blue Note, CvA Band coaching by Carl Allen and Rick Margitza
  • Friday April 5th 13.00-14.30h room 603 workshop by Yaniv Nachum with students from Boyer College of Music - Temple University, Philadelphia, Juilliard School of Music, New York en New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York
  • Friday April 5th 20.00h Amsterdam Blue Note, CvA AmBeCo Jazz Orchestra challenges Little Known Facts
  • Saturday April 6th 10.00-17.00h Amsterdam Blue Note, CvA Band coaching by Carl Allen and Rick Margitza
  • Saturday 6th 20.00h De Kring, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 7-9 1-hoog, Amsterdam jam session featuring Anton Goudsmit, guitar; Clemens van der Feen, double bass; Felix Schlarmann, drums, and students from Boyer College of Music - Temple University, Philadelphia, Juilliard School of Music, New York en New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York
  • Sunday April 7th 20.00h Bimhuis, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam International Final Reservations for the final in the Bimhuis are not possible, so please make sure you are on time. Admission free

All star jury.

  • Semi-finals. Ruud van Dijk Jury chair (non-voting), head of the Jazz Department CvA. Mijke Loeven vocalist, songwriter, director Jazz International Rotterdam. Joris Roelofs saxophonist, clarinet and bass clarinet player and flute player. Lead alto in Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw. Played a.o. with Brad Mehldau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Chris Cheek. Winner of the Deloitte Jazz Award. Juan Martinez baritone saxophonist; artistic director of Jazz orchestra of the Concertgebouw; programme manager DJS. Marc van Roon pianist; played a.o. with Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Art Farmer, Charlie Mariano, Billy Hart, Michael Moore, Tony Overwater, Jesse van Ruller, Fay Claassen and Eric Vloeimans; teaches at Prins Claus Conservatorium.
  • International final. Ruud van Dijk Jury chair (non-voting), head of the CvA Jazz Department. Frank Bolder Programme Manager at North Sea Jazz Festival & Lantaren Venster. Simon Rigter Saxophonist; teaches at Codarts, Rotterdam; played with a.o. Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Elvin Jones, George Coleman and Alvin Queen. Riccardo del Fra Double bass player, arranger and composer; worked with a.o. Chet Baker, Barney Wilen, Bob Brookmeyer, Johnny Griffin and Kenny Wheeler; head of the jazz department of Conservatoire de Paris. Kai Eckhardt Bassist and composer, played with a.o. John McLaughlin Trio,  Billy Cobham’s International Quartet, Garaj Mahal, Trilok Gurtu, Wayne Shorter, Larry Coryell, John Scofield , Bill Frisell, George Benson, and Mike Stern.

Coaching. We are proud to announce that drummer Carl Allen and saxophonist Rick Margitza will coach the finalists of our Keep an Eye Jazz Award.

  • Carl Allen. With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades. Born on April 25, 1961, Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by the legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Christian McBride, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods and many others. Education has always been part of my mission Allen says. Art Blakey taught me the importance of nurturing the next generation of musicians. 'Every generation needs someone to help them get to the next level and this what I am hoping to do'. Currently Carl Allen is serving as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City.
  • Rick Margitza. Rick Margitza stands out as one of jazz music’s most distinctive voices on the saxophone with more than 10 solo albums to his name including 3 albums for jazz’ most prestigious label, Blue Note Records. Starting on the violin at age 4, continuing on to classical piano and then oboe before finally settling on the saxophone, Rick Margitza’s diverse musical beginnings couldn’t be more evident in his body of work to date. Taking on classical studies with Donald Sinta and jazz with Sonny Stitt, Gerry Niewood, Michael Brecker and David Liebman, Rick made a point of surrounding himself with some of jazz history’s most masterful saxophonists. After completing formal studies at Wayne State University, Berklee College of Music, University of Miami and Loyola University New Orleans, Rick found himself touring with legends such as Maynard Ferguson and Flora Purim. Cementing his position as one of jazz music’s most respected saxophonists was his stint with Miles Davis starting in 1989. In addition to his time with Miles, Rick has gone on to play with jazz’ most celebrated A-listers including McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Williams, Eddie Gomez, Chick Corea, Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas and many more. His 10 albums as a leader document the evolution of his playing as well as his growth as a composer. Margitza has also composed music for orchestra including two symphonies and a saxophone concerto. He currently lives in Paris and his most recent recording ‘Bohemia’, on the French label ‘Nocturne’, is his most personal to date. Recorded after moving to Paris in 2003, this project is completely different in style and content from any of his other recordings. The instrumentation ranges from violins, tablas and sitars, to harmonicas, voices and ethnic guitars. Margitza is a guest soloist with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concergebouw in Amsterdam, April 25.