Female activists and their powerful message is actual, enthralling and very fascinating. Here a celebration in contemporary jazz.
by Tineke Postma, Sun-Mi Hong, Frans van der Hoeven and Mark Lotz
The female activists all fought/fight for a different cause: from the fight against slavery to the right to vote for women, from the right for a woman to be allowed to drive a car, to the right to receive the same education as men as well as women who fight for their sexual freedom. For the right to ‘be yourself’, regardless of gender, origin, age, race or color.
The lives of these activists cover a period of time from the 19th to the 21st century with a variety of nationalities and backgrounds. This is an extremely fascinating and inspiring play ground for this project.
Saxophonist and composer Tineke Postma has been touring internationally since 2003 as a leader and guest soloist. She was recently named the Rising Star on soprano saxophone in the Downbeat Polls 2019.
Tineke received various awards such as the Jazz Juan Revelations Award "(Juan les-Pins Jazz Festival 2009), an Edison National Category (2011) and the prestigious Buma Boy Edgar Award (2015) Tineke plays on two Grammy-winning CDs by Terri Lyne Carrington and Dianne Reeves.
Tineke worked with prominent musicians and groups such as Kenny Barron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Geri Allen, the Metropole Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. On April 30, 2012, Tineke performed for International Jazz Day at the United Nations Assembly Hall in New York with Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Collaiuta and Zakir Hussain. In December 2018, Tineke played with Herbie Hancock, the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Esperanza Spalding during the presentation of the Kennedy Honors Award that Wayne Shorter received. In April 2019, she had the honor to play with Herbie Hancock again during the All Star Global Concert on International Jazz Day in Australia.
Lotz Of Music
Sun-Mi Hong is considered one of the most exciting emerging
drummers composing and band leading in the Netherlands. After touring with such projects as Karel Boehlee Trio, Benjamin Herman and Daahoud Salim Quintet, she is already provoking a large response throughout Europe. Her sound pallet pulls from many diverse sources. A bachelor & master’s degree from the renowned Conservatorium van Amsterdam has seen to a strong and rooted basic in Jazz, Improvisation and technical ability. However,
Sun-Mi’s Unique sound and approach comes from much broader sources. With a keen interest in Korean Traditional Music, she is influenced by the percussions of her country. Alongside this, her compositional style is influenced by Impressionistic Classical Music. In short, Sun-Mi offers up an entirely original and extremely relevant artistic output.
piccolo, concert-, alto-, bass-, pvc contra bass flutes, prepared flute, game calls, voice, fx
Soloist, composer, producer in jazz and contemporary music often crossing borders with other cultures. Collaborations spans an arc with film, theater, performance art, visual arts and dance.
Worked with many unknown and many famous but equally gifted unique voices in music all around the globe. Subject of international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.
“Mark Alban Lotz – a German-Dutch genius and flute master.”
(Tony Basanta, WRUV & Jazz.com, USA)
Lotz Of Music
Frans van der Hoeven
Frans has become known in the Netherlands for his contribution to groups such as the Jesse van Ruller Trio, Jasper Blom Quartet, Tineke Postma Quartet, Toon Roos quartet, Fay Claasen Group, Eef Albers Trio, the European Jazz Trio, Batida.
He accompanied Clark Terry, Woody Shaw, Barney Wilen, Harry Sweets Edison, Art Farmer, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Harrel, Lee Konitz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Fairouz and others. Toots Thielemans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, performed in Taiwan and Italy with Jack de Johnette.
Van der Hoeven experiments a lot with electronic effects in groups such as Red Yellow and Blue, the Peter Tiehuis Trio "Frapear" and in his solo program "Drum ’n Double Bass".
On his solo CD "First Flight" van der Hoeven plays alongside the double bass also keyboards, guitar, drums, percussion and even his voice can be heard.
Frans does not understand himself in the traditional sense as a bass player but as a soloist, composer, accompanist and improviser.