Friday June 9 Enkhuyzer Jazz Night
The Enkhuyzer Jazz Night; mix the hometown Enkhuizen jazzbands in a barrel. Take out a wind instrument player, a stringplayer, a singer and a drummer. Put them together on stage and ask them to play the roof off! The new energy ensures hour-long traditional jazz. Together with our special guests, the Enkhuizer musicians will give you an unforgettable night full of true Enkhuizen atmosphere!
Award winning Swedish Jazz trumpet player based in New York and Copenhagen.
Björn has, despite his young age (born 1990), established himself on the European jazz scene with his powerful sound and virtuosity. He has toured professionally both as soloist and with his own groups.
Now relocated in New York, Björn has been studying for some of the greatest musicians of all time including Reggie Workman, Lew Soloff and Jimmy Owens. Now he continues to pursue his professional career both in Europe and America. On the New York jazz scene, Björn has already played with some of the top names in the world and regularly performs at major venues around the city including world renowned jazz club Birdland.
TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. He is also a hot piano player, drummer and a respected bandleader. Always a true ambassador of the soul, TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope and despair, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.
TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always brings both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.
TJ has toured extensively both in the UK and overseas for over twenty years and now while still maintaining a high profile at international festivals and venues he is also very involved in the vibrant London music scene. TJ’s style and mix of music seems to be very popular with the young trendy in-crowd and older jazz and blues fans alike.
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