For the twelfth edition of our collaborative series with Korzo, we welcome virtuosic American jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch and Jasper Stadhouders’ electrifying, improv collective PolyBand.
The concerts are preceded by adiscussion between Jaimie Branch and Jasper Stadhouders, as part of our Musical Material series, at Korzo Theater from 19:30 until 20:15. Musical Material can be visited free of charge, for more information about the discussion, see here.
Friday 30 November
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague
Doors open at 20:00, concerts start at 20:30
Presale: €10 / €7 (students, CJP and age below 27)
Door: €12 / €9 (students, CJP and age below 27)
Tickets available at via rewirefestival.nl/tickets
A mainstay of Chicago’s underground jazz scene, the now NYC-based Jaimie Branch is a classically-trained trumpeter and electronic composer with a unique approach to groove, melody and experiment and penchant for defying genre convention. Having spent the past decade jamming with jazz, post-rock, hip hop and doom metal groups alike – not to mention stints with Matana Roberts, Spoon, and Belle Orchestre – Branch recently struck out on her own to release her widely-acclaimed solo debut, Fly or Die. A frequent feature of 2017’s year-end lists – Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and The Wire included – Fly or Die expertly shifts from free jazz to noise, spacey interludes and colourful hooks to reveal one of the most exciting new releases in contemporary jazz.
The PolyBand is an ever-evolving, Amsterdam-based improv collective led by guitarist and bassist Jasper Stadhouders. With a rotating core of guitarists, drummers and bassists, the band use polyrhythmic cycles and polytonal environments to craft a deeply hypnotic collage of sound that plays with the expectations, desires and memories of both audience and performers. Having set the tone with an incredible performance at this year’s Rewire 2018 festival, PolyBand return for an intimate set in the studio of the Korzo Theatre.