Doors 20:00 music 20:30 sharp, participants free audience 6-18 euro (sliding scale)
Initiated in 2014, Impro Jam is a challenging monthly jam session, an invitation to meet at the stage to bring unique and adventurous performances, a space for exploring, developing and enjoying free improvisation. Bring your instrument or come to draw, write or dance! Initiated and curated by Ada Rave. Opening band: Annelie Koning, Dodó Kis, Mary Oliver
Dodó Kis is a Hungarian recorder and EWI player, composer and improviser with a soft spot for theater and electronics. She is a free-spirited player who finds her space in a variety of genres and styles, from folk-jazz to alternative funk-rock, from early music to free improvisation.
Next to her mission to emancipate the recorder in the field of improvised music, Dodó is also curator of the genre-bending concert series the Nebular Sessions, and is on the board of directors at the BIM organization.
Dodó performed both as a soloist and as a performer with various projects at stages and festivals across Europe, in the USA and Canada.
Vocalist Annelie Koning (1992) studied at ArtEZ conservatoire in Arnhem, Bachelor Jazz & Pop vocals and received a degree in 2017. She currently lives in Amsterdam.
Using the voice as an instrument that can make all kinds of sounds, improvisation is the starting point from which she works. As a vocalist and composer words became essential as a tool for making sound and telling a story. But sounds and words are the same, and as important to her.
In 2019 she formed trio BLIK together with Luc Ex on acoustic bass and Tristan Renfrow on drums. She also formed the collective King Sisters with her sisters Marthe and Joske Koning. Besides these & other projects Koning developed herself as a solo voice-improviser and with this she performs on location, mostly in combination with other disciplines.
Mary Oliver (violin, viola, hardanger fiddle) was born in La Jolla, California, and studied at San Francisco State University (Bachelor of Music), Mills College (Master of Fine Arts) and the University of California, San Diego where she received her PhD in 1993 for her research in the theory and practice of improvised music.
Based in Amsterdam for years now, Oliver is a key member of the improvising community, locally and internationally. She is a member of the renown ICP Orchestra and has worked alongside improvising musicians such as Han Bennink, Mark Dresser, Cor Fuhler, Misha Mengelberg, Evan Parker, and many others.