Promising young jazz musicians with an influence blend of classical music, progressive jazz, grooves and bebop.
RAGAN KANG QUINTET
Formed in 2018, by Amsterdam based trombonist, Ragan Kang, in pursuit of creating music that evokes the memory of his childhood. Kang’s music is influenced heavily by 20th Century Classical
composers such as Olivier Messiaen, Igor Stravinsky and Samuel Barber. His music also draws ideas from artists such as Craig Taborn, David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mark Turner, Ben van
Gelder, Reinier Baas and Nils Wogram. Along with the influence of these artists, Kang fiddles with the concept of Microtones along with traditional bebop jazz.
This group features some of the most promising young jazz musicians residing in Amsterdam, with various backgrounds.
Ragan Kang – trombone | Alistair Payne – Trumpet | Adrian Moncada – piano | JeongHwan Lee – bass | Nick Thessalonikefs – drums
Fade in Trio
Original creative music, striving for a provocating artistic identity. By the combination of spontaneous improvisations with predetermined structures and melodies, the trio creates moments of pure interaction and dramatic energy. Fade In Trio is very active both in the Netherlands and Italy; it has recently performed in Umbria Jazz Festival and Fara Music Festival. They are among the winners of the René Arons International Improvisation Competition held in Antwerp in February 2019.
Federico Calcagno – bass clarinet, clarinet | Pietro Elia Barcellona – double bass | Marco Luparia – drums, objects