Starts at 20:30h
Junushoff Kleine Zaal
(€15 ≤18 yr and students)
The greatest jazz promises…
Kika Sprangers is one of those exceptional Dutch talents who has international qualities. Or in the words of De Volkstrant: 'Kika tells a story as only the greatest jazz promises can' (4 stars).
A velvety sound, sparkling sound language and compelling compositions make saxophonist Kika Sprangers (Nijmegen, 1994) one of the most heart-conquering musicians in our country. In her playing she connects vulnerability and strength with full surrender.
List of promising artists NRC
Her artistic quest revolves around what makes us human. The debut album Human Traits 2019) from her Large Ensemble shows a combination of portrait photography and music. This album was nominated in 2020 for the Edison Jazz/World Audience Award and the Edison Jazz National. This year, Kika was also named one of the 101 promising artists of the Netherlands and Belgium by NRC.
In her own quintet she allows the textless pure singing voice of Anna Serierse to flow seamlessly into her own saxophone sound. Alessandro Fongaro (bass), Willem Romers (drums) and Koen Schalkwijk (piano and wurlitzer) form the dynamically rich and moving rhythm section. Outspoken musical characters who flourish in abrasive interplay, unexpected decisions, but who can also harmoniously embrace vocals and saxophone. They color Kika's narrative compositions, influenced by artists such as Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winstone, Jakob Bro and albums such as Brad Mehldau's 'Highway Rider'.
This year, Kika released the album 'Lumen' together with cellist Jörg Brinkmann and pianist Martin Fondse and the live album 'No Man's Land' was released with Pynarello, Wolfert Brederode and Jasper van Hulten. Last summer, Kika premiered a number of new programs as Young Artist in
Residence of the NJO Muziekzomer and received the Rogier van Otterloo award (Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Metropole Orkest, Keep an Eye Foundation).
She is currently completing her new quintet album 'Mind's Eye', which will be released in February 2022. And we hope to hear the necessary songs on the stage of JIW. Music lovers unite and come to this concert!
More info at https://kikasprangers.nl
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