Brintex Collective started out as a three-piece band of young musicians from Rotterdam, led by keyboardist Brenn Luiten. Brenn's project slowly grew into a creative collaboration. Now the band consists of 5 or sometimes even 6 musicians who each provide new colours to Brenn's compositions. Inspired by jazz, hip-hop and electronic music, the result is a fresh sound that immediately energises the audience.
Brenn himself calls their sound UK influenced Jazz music - acts like Alfa Mist and Robert Glasper are among their inspirations. New music is in the works, and their first single 'Anthem' released October 28th, which was followed by second single 'After Twelve' at the start of the year - part of an EP that's being released in Spring 2023. The song "Whistle" appeared this fall as part of a second
compilation album by Carista's label United Identities.
Ever since their formation in 2019, the Ghent-based trio have been experimenting with all possible genres to create a contemporary sound they can now rightfully call their own. While labelling Diswasher_ as a jazzband wouldn’t do them enough justice, it is a fact that improvisation and a certain free approach turn out to be key in the creation and performance process of the album’s tracks. Werend, Louise and Arno specifically aim to capture their live energy and synergy on the album by experimenting with structures and textures, playing with song lengths and implementing influences from various other styles—electronic musicin the first place, but as well traces from (Middle-)Eastern and Balkan music, next to dance, hip-hop and even metal.
It's ShowTime!!! This year not just any tour of the Dutch
Student Jazz Orchestra (NSJO), but get ready for a banging
anniversary edition! For this tenth edition, 30 talented
students from all over the Netherlands with one goal: build a musical party in the coolest venues in the Netherlands!
Every year the NSJO brings jazz music in a revolutionary way to an as varied an audience as possible. This year will be extra special because we will incorporate all the musical styles of the previous NSJO editions into one show. incorporate. From jazz to disco, from soul to funk: something for everyone! All this under the inspiring leadership of NSJO veteran Berend van
Deelen, with extremely talented singer Jordan Roy (known from X-Factor and Better than ever) and peerless keyboard player Chelsea Laverne (shared the stage with Sven Hammond, Stromae and Candy Dulfer, among others)!
TILAR is the fresh new voice of the funk and dance scene and wants to accompany their audience into their glittering parallel universe. In their silver space suits, they present a live show full of intoxicating energy!
With their debut album "Over The Moon" which launched in 2022, the band propelled their career into the stratosphere.
Their viral TikTok videos have already generated over 14 million views and 68k followers on the platform. The four musicians on the horns give the kick-start while front singer Clara floats over the grooving compact foundation of the band like stardust with her clear voice. Enter TILAR's space shuttle and enjoy a short trip into their spheres.
3..2..1... Liftoff for TILAR
An international sextet based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Antares Flare is making music that is as grounded in earthy rhythms as it is in sonic journeying. Guitarist Piero Conte, the creative force behind this eclectic setup, is inspired by the entrancing sounds of the Congo rainforests but also the
electro-psychedelic atmospheres of Jimi Hendrix and Clever Austin. Taking cues from Jorge Luis Borges and the magical realist movement, he creates a sound that is rebellious and decidedly modern, interspersed with moments of profound clarity.
Since their inception in 2018 the band have played various festivals and clubs in the Netherlands and Italy, also being finalists of the 2021 Erasmus Jazz Prize Competition. Their eponymous debut album was recorded at Labrstract Studio in Rome and distributed on vinyl by Amsterdam-based label Wicked Wax in 2022.
SUZAN VENEMAN QUARTET
Jazz trumpet player Suzan Veneman is quickly establishing her place on the scene, capturing audiences with her adventurous and soulful sound. After finishing her studies in the USA she has been fulfilling her role as successful musician and promising composer and arranger. Comfortable with many genres in of modern music, she can be seen playing with a wide variety of bands, including the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Beets New Jazz Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra, Zack Lober’s NO FILL3R and her own ambitious projects ‘Zinder’ and the Suzan Veneman Sextet.
Her early achievements include being finalist at the Prinses Christina Concours (NL, 2010) and partaking in the exclusive Jazz Rising Stars Program at Ravinia IL, (USA, 2013) lead by former jazz giant and educator David Baker.
Suzan has also excelled as a skilled composer and arranger, being a finalist at the ASMAC Big Band composers and arrangers competition in LA (USA, 2014) and awardee Jazz Comp Graz Big Band Composers Competition in Austria in 2021. She got invited to be a guest composer at NDR big band in Hamburg, as part of their ‘Arrangement Podium’ in 2021 and was chosen as 1 of 10 composers to present newly written music at ‘Week van de Jazz’ 2022.
NA5 is a brand new project lead by Niccolò Angioni — trumpet player, composer and arranger. The quintet features some of the best young musicians in The Hague, coming from all over the world — Italy, Cuba, South Korea, India and Cyprus, they meet in NA5 bringing all their different energies and influences in one place.
Niccolò Angioni is a versatile and eclectic artist who loves music in various forms. His deep connection to black American music, classical western music, electronic music, hip hop and freely improvised music can be heard in this project. All these genres melt together in a spontaneous and organic manner, like
ingredients in a big magic cauldron. The result of this melting pot is an explosive and fresh musical
experience. The group is very active: through composing, rehearsing, and recording, the group is in the process of releasing the first album in the coming months. The synergy within the band is constantly growing and could be clearly felt on and off stage in the first live concerts, where the audience’s curiosity was triggered by the original flavour of the tunes.
WILD Organ & Drums is a two-man group, consisting of keyboardist / Hammond organist Hans de Wild and drummer Tijn Jans. WILD plays soul-oriented jazz with hints to funk and dance, in short, WILD music!
In 2015, WILD Organ & Drums have played at a variety of festivals in the Netherlands, including North Sea Jazz, Jazz International Rotterdam, Cutting Edge in The Hague, as well as established venues such as LantarenVenster in Rotterdam, the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam and several other jazz venues.
After finishing his conservatory studies, Hans de Wild went to New York and was awarded a scholarship for the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2012, Hans became the Grand Prize Keyboards Winner in the Six String Theory Rhythm Section competition, an event hosted by Grammy winners Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin. Hans was subsequently invited to play on Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions album, which was recorded in LA in 2012.
B&B DJ COLLECTIEF
Berny and Ben have been a vibrant DJ duo with a preference for vinyl for over seven years. Behind their decks, they effortlessly put any dance floor in ecstasy with their soul-disco-funky sounds. Good dancing shoes and tissues required! The music men have only one goal: good dance music under the motto "creating good moods".
Since the 70's Berny and Ben are frequent visitors of concerts and festivals and dive into the music life with great passion. Both have a boundless passion for vinyl and have extensive experience as programmers on local radio ("So What!") and as programmers, music journalists and PR & communication officers for concerts and festivals.
After their appearance on Just Jazz in 2019, the duo has come back once more with grooving tunes and eclectic energy. Their mission: Closing Just Jazz 2023 with one hell of a party.
But still, we are missing… the heart of Just Jazz… our very own D.S.J.V. Groover combos who are sharing the stage with the rising artists. Spot on for the Groover Finds project! We invited Groover bands to look beyond their familiar territory, spice up their repertoire, set out for collaborations with an arranger or a guest artist and present themselves in a whole new way. What will Groover present to you this year?
YISKA & THE JAZZKETEERS
FT. KOEN ZEVEN
For over a year, the combo Yiska & the Jazzketeers has been bringing the world of vocal jazz to Delft and its surroundings. The combo, consisting of drums, bass, alto saxophone, guitar and vocals has covered all aspects of vocal jazz by now, except for one: Duets.
To bring this part of the vocal jazz to Delft as well, the Jazzketeers have teamed up with Koen Zeven. This singer is Groover's newest talent and has been featured as the new singer of the Groover Big Band. Together, Koen and Yiska will perform the best duets from the history of jazz at Just Jazz festival. Different genres and eras will all be featured in this exclusive performance.
To make the performance even more special, Yiska has called in the help of some extra musical friends to perform some songs alongside the Jazzketeers. It's going to be an unforgettable act!
PICA TRIO & FRIENDS
Get ready for an unforgettable performance from the Pica Trio as they take you on a musical journey back to the swinging 30s with their signature sound of gypsy jazz guitar. Inspired by the legendary Django Reinhardt, this group adds a modern twist to the classic style, incorporating influences from Bossa and Swing music. And for this special occasion, they'll be joined by some additional friends, making their performance even more special!
A bombastic closing act for a festival, where you can feel the energy pouring through your veins, where the audience joins the band in shaking up the everything and everyone. From that feeling of adrenaline rush and experience with brass bands for large audiences, frontman Luuk came up with the idea of a new title for this genre of music: power brass. This style of music has the danceable core of funky rhythms, dance beats and rave atmospheres. With bright and powerful brass sounds, the music transforms into an energy, powerfull enough to lift up all those present.
With a shared passion for a dancing and sweating crowd, the five bashing stage performers have found each other musically in the band that embraces this style of music: BUNKER.
For this year's edition, the band will be even bigger, louder and more energetic, but keeping in tune with this year's edtion of Just Jazz, also more experimental en musically innovative. Can you wait to find out what BUNKER is cooking up now?