Space Impro
ThuFeb 2, 2023
De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, 1031 HD Amsterdam

Doors 20:00, Music 20:30. Tickets 8-20 (Sliding Scale. If you’re on a tight budget, please don’t hesitate to contact us via to see what we can do regarding the entrance fee.)

Listening and responding, following and counteracting, creating in the moment: that’s what music improvisation is all about. This concert is part of SPACE ACADEMY, a series of masterclasses by world-renowned improv musicians and performers. None other than New York based trumpet player Nate Wooley will be giving the masterclass in the afternoon and he will play a solo set in the evening, after which he is joined by Amsterdam based musicians Frank Rosaly and Andy Moor for another concert.

Nate Wooley is one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes.His solo playing is seen as important in the international revolution of trumpet improvisation. Together with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley he is regarded as one of the pioneers of the American movement that tries to break open the physical boundaries of this wind instrument. He also tries to remove the trumpet from the historical shadow that Louis Armstrong placed over this instrument, without denying the rich jazz history.His search for new and groundbreaking playing techniques, his uncompromising play with sounds, his deconstruction of melody, harmony and rhythm, his flirtation with noise and his experimentation with sound amplification make him a particularly fiery and innovative musician.

Andy Moor is one of the guitar players of legendary Dutch post-punk band The Ex. His background is rooted in the post-punk Britain of the 1980s, but over the years he has collaborated with many artists and musicians from varied backgrounds and disciplines. His playing is characterized by versatility and openness: jolts of high energy, contrasted by more subtle poetics.


Frank Rosaly is an American drummer, composer and sound designer After 15 years of elaborate musical exploration in Chicago, Frank moved to Amsterdam in 2016 to further develop his musical approach in a new environment. His artistic appetite is almost unmatched, resulting in a wide range of projects, ranging from free improv and jazz, to edgy pop, a research into of the music of Puerto Rico, and Americana turned upside down. He also regularly particpates in theater projects. As an improviser he has a trance like focus, always taking the audience with him on his journey.


Mede mogelijk gemaakt door Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en Fonds Podiumkunsten.