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Jazzfietsen van Zuid naar Noord Artist in Focus 2024

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It is up to Alessandro Fongaro, North Sea Round Town's Artist in Focus 2024, to deliver a dazzling performance in the boxing gym where he once started taking boxing lessons. His personal interest in boxing gave him the idea to bring together the musicians he works with intensively at this location to create new work: this is a unique opportunity for Fongaro, together with Bo van der Werf and Sun-Mi Hong, to to enter the boxing ring. Boxing is something that attracted several musicians throughout the history of jazz, with Miles Davis being the most infamous. The essence is the same: rhythm, improvisation, flexibility, etc., are all qualities that are key to both worlds. The idea is to revive the tradition and love for jazz and boxing through a new interpretation of songs from the Great American Songbook, improvisation and original compositions.

About the Artist in Focus 2024

Bassist and composer Alessandro Fongaro is Artist in Focus 2024 of North Sea Round Town (NSRT). From June 27 to July 14, 2024, Fongaro will tour Rotterdam with, among other things, his 'dream project' and performances in which he enters into various collaborations. NSRT connects artists, makers, audiences and communities within Rotterdam. Every year the festival invites an extraordinary talent as their Artist in Focus, providing support and guidance on their journey of research and development of new creations, with Rotterdam as their playground. The 'dream project' is a special production created from scratch and presented in an unconventional setting during the festival.

All dates

Datum Tijd Locatie Ticketlink
Sun 7 Jul 11:50 - 18:00 Café Dox

Sunday 7 July

11:50 - 18:00
From € 27,50
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