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Tineke Postma (as, ss), Alan Skidmore (ts), Rein de Graaff (p), Marius Beets (b), Eric Ineke (dr)
12 euro (-26) / 14 euro (Hnita members) / 16 euro

Dutch jazz pianist Rein de Graaff (Groningen, °1942) and his trio have been regular guests at the Hnita-Jazz Club for many years, each time giving a catchy and attractive show, well-steeped in the jazz tradition. Sonny Stitt, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Teddy Edwards, Al Cohn, Frank Morgan and Abraham Burton are some of the renowned saxophonists they have been in Heist-op-den-Berg with. Dutch alto and soprano saxophonist Tineke Postma and British tenor saxophonist Alan Skidmore, the guests on their current tour, will surely fit this list. Under the title of “Saxophone Summit”, they will pay homage to amongst others John Coltrane (1926-1967).
British tenor saxophonist Alan Skidmore (London, °1942) will be at Hnita-Jazz Club for the first time. On the British jazz scene, Skidmore is a legendary figure. With ensembles such as S.O.S. and the European Jazz Ensemble, he contributed to the shape of European jazz. Skidmore has also been very active outside of the jazz scene. He played amongst others with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, Soft Machine, Georgie Fame and Van Morrison. In 1978, he recorded “The Saxophone Song” with singer Kate Bush. Skidmore is a big admirer of John Coltrane, as is shown by his latest cd Naima / Live in Berlin(Jazzwerkstatt, 2017). Ian Carr described Skidmore in The Rough Guide to Jazz as “a player with immense physical and imaginative stamina, at home in any context, from tight structures to total abstraction, and with any tempo, from breakneck to slow.”
Since over a decade, alto and soprano saxophonist Tineke Postma (Heerenveen, °1978) has been one of the most prominent Dutch jazz artists. She studied at the conservatory of Amsterdam and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. In 2015, she was awarded the BUMA Boy Edgar Prize, the most important Dutch jazz award. Internationally, Postma is an acclaimed saxophonist as well. In 2009, the London Evening Standard already called her “one of the leading ladies in jazz”. She worked with American artists such as bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and saxophonists Greg Osby and Wayne Shorter. Over the past few months, Postma was on tour with singer Tutu Puoane’s The Joni Mitchell Project.
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