FREE SUNRISE AT AMERSFOORT JAZZ
LIVE IN THEATER DE LIEVE VROUW | ONLINE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020
Text Bakker & Boer | Pics Peter Putters and Nico Brons (Amersfoort Jazz)
Due to the pandemic measures, the Dutch yearly festival Amersfoort Jazz took place online this year. The organization presented 19 Dutch World Jazz acts online to an international audience at home. On the one hand, the live audience was sorely missed, on the other it was a true showcase for current Dutch World jazz in optima forma. The emphasis was on wayward women in music, with he International renowned saxophonist, composer and leader Tineke Postma, the young and talented Kika Sprangers and Irene Reig, wonderful singer songwriter Margiet Sjoerdsma, Miles Davis interprator Ellister van der Molen. And above all, Amsterdam based Korean drummer Sun-Mi Hong was rightly proclaimed as artist in residence by a festival profiled as a stage par excellence for the Next Generation of World Jazz.
We have covered it before in our ProgJazz magazine: Sun-Mi Hong is the greatest revelation of nowadays jazz, with her imaginative, creative and intelligent way of playing. Her playing seems to increae with each gig we witness. Inspired and inspiring, always and everywhere with full commitment. Hong combines sensuality with intellect, which is titillating. Hopefully, Sun -who is clearly on the brink of an international career-, will continue to live in the Netherlands for a while.