Space Impro: Warelis/Rave/Wartel Collins + Vatcher/De Joode/Maris/Fraanje + Remco Menting Solo

Doors 20:00, music 20:30 sharp, entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can) tickets for sale at the door or online here.
Tonight a trio of strong instant composers, producing their soundscapes right on the spot, preceded by a quartet of well-known faces in the international jazz scene, who will perform as a quartet for the very first time. Remco Menting, who drummed amongst others with Kapok will perform solo.

A quartet of four well-known musicians in the international jazz scenes of Amsterdam and Belgium. They have all been playing concerts all over the world with multiple groups and ensembles. They are all masters of improvisation, each with their own specialization and preferences. This evening they will play as a quartet for the first time!

Bart Maris – trumpet | Harmen Fraanje – piano | Wilbert de Joode – bass | Michael Vatcher – drums

Warelis/Rave/Wartel Collins is an Amsterdam based group (formed in 2020) consisting of three strong improvisers with an aim for instant composing. With their common curiosity on researching new sounds and musical textures, they create a soundscape that floats between a driving rhythm and wavy, more stationary pieces.

Marta Warelis – piano | Ada Rave – tenor saxophone | Georgia Wartel Collins – double bass

After studying jazz drums at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Menting played in a wide variety of bands in recent years as a drummer, of which jazz trio Kapok was the most important. Kapok won the Dutch Jazz Award, the European Jazz Award and the Edison Audience Award.

In addition to many performances at home and abroad, Menting has always been involved in teaching, both on a regular basis as with workshops & group sessions. He is also directing groups, next to improvising and performing himself.

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