“Jazz Education Influence in Europe and the USA”
Saxophonist and composer Tineke Postma tours internationally as a leader and featured guest. She released six albums asa leader which have been received with great critical international acclaim. Tineke received various awards such as the Jazz Juan Revelations Award” (2009 Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), an Edison National Category (Dutch equivalent of Grammy’s 2011) for the Tineke Postma Quartet album “The Dawn of Light” and the prestigious Buma Boy Edgar Award (2015). The Downbeat Polls listed Tineke as Rising Star in the soprano and alto saxophone categories.
Tineke appears on two Grammy awarded albums by Terri Lyne Carrington (Mosaic Project) and Dianne Reeves (Beautiful Life). Tineke released 6 albums as a leader and appears on numerous albums as a guest soloist.
Tineke’s latest album called “Sonic Halo” features NYC musicians Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, Dan Weiss and Greg Osby; the co-leader of this group. The group performed at venues such as North Sea Jazz, Bimhuis, Lantaren Venster, Leuven Jazz Festival and the Jazz Gallery in NYC. Tineke’s upcoming release in spring 2019 features NYC musicians Kris Davis, Ralph Alessi, Matt Brewer and Dan Weiss.
Terri Lyne Carrington
“The Modern Jazz Musician: Being successful in today’s jazz climate”
GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington was born in 1965 in Medford, Massachusetts. After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, she returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Terri Lyne also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003.
Carrington released The Mosaic Project in 2011, her fifth recording overall and first on Concord Jazz. The critically acclaimed CD, which won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its parts. She produced the 14-song set which included some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen and several others. Carrington said the emergence of so many great female jazz instrumentalists over the last couple of decades is what made an album like The Mosaic Project possible.
In 2015, Carrington released The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL. The album presents Carrington leading a rotating cast of superb female instrumentalists and vocalists that includes Oleta Adams, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Chanté Moore, Valerie Simpson, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright and Lizz Wright, as well as saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen; bassists Meshell Ndegoecello and Linda Oh; and keyboardists Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen and Rachel Z.
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