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Bik Bent Braam, Jonas Kullhammar Quartet

Tue. June 28th 2005 8.00 Vancouver East Cultural Centre (All Ages) 8.00
Bik Bent Braam
An extraordinary 13-piece big band from Amsterdam, Bik Bent Braam have been steadily gaining acclaim with their “composed lines, rhythmic fanfares and grooving big band swing with a grinding sax section and exuberant brass blasting over the top. Tubas sounding like rutting camels. Sumptuous music played with joy, and—as always—superb solos.” - Eindhoven Dagblad (Netherlands)
plus Jonas Kullhammar Quartet
Fronted by Jonas Kullhammar, a steadily rising star of Sweden’s contemporary jazz scene, this innovative quartet has been turning heads and ears with their driving rhythmic sense, and unorthodox sense of melody.

Bik Bent Braam (Jazz)

We’re not sure if it ’s something in the water over there, but the Netherlands continues to spawn exciting musical avant gardists at an astonishing rate. The latest Dutch import is a 13-piece jazz orchestra called Bik Bent Braam that includes: Wilbert de Joode bass, Frans Vermeerssen tenor sax, Frank Gratkowski alto sax/clarinet/bass clarinet, ... more info

Jonas Kullhammar Quartet (Jazz)

With his appropriately Thor-like name, Nordic saxophone god Jonas Kullhammar has quickly and convincingly established himself as a colossus on the Swedish jazz scene. Although only 27, Kullhammar has released three impressive discs and won several prestigious awards (earlier recipients included such luminaries as Palle Danielsson and Bobo Stenson).... more info
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