Sound of Europe brings a modern melting pot of jazz, classical, funk, and electronica to the city of Breda. A festival rooted in improvisation and European musicianship, yet going beyond set boundaries so visitors discover something new every time.
The Sound of Europe festival and concert series take place in the Belcrum: an area in Breda (close to central station) which is steadily evolving as a cultural hotspot in the last few years.
The third edition of Sound of Europe takes place on October 16th & 17th 2020 on stages at Podium Bloos and in the skatepark of PIER15. Tickets for both evenings are available here.
FESTIVAL SOUND OF EUROPE
16 October 2020
17 October 2020
Friday night at Podium Bloos (18.00 – 00.00)
Saturday evening at PIER15 (21.00 – 01.00)
The lineup of the first evening consists of the colorful trumpeter Eric Vloeimans together with Jörg Brinkmann on cello, saxophone quartet Artvark with a special and one-off performance with Matangi Quartet and singer Pitou, and a special ensemble around Boy Edgar award-winner Martin Fondse: he enters the stage in the “living room” of Podium Bloos together with Claudio Puntin (clarinet / electronica) from Switzerland, Dirk Peter Kölsch (drums) from Germany, and the Dutch bass player Eric van der Westen.
The second evening takes place in a skatepark: concerts in the middle of PIER15 by Amsterdam-based trio Tin Men and the Telephone with their brand new The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. live show. With a special element: the audience can influence the improvisation of the three musicians with a special Tin Men smartphone-app…
Next to that there’s a performance by Eddy & The Ethiopians, a collective of musicians from Belgium, France, Suriname & The Netherlands, led by saxophonist Edward Capel (Eindhoven). They bring an summer-worthy mix of funk, Ethiopian jazz, hip-hop grooves, rock influences and fresh improvisation to the stage in the middle of the skatepark.
Accreditation or information can be requested via danny [@] sound-of-europe dot nl.
The café of PIER15 is unfortunately not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair. However, the skatepark where the concerts take place, are fully accessible for people in a wheelchair. Podium Bloos is also fully wheelchair accessible.
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