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Spaargaren, De Wit & Luther

Spaargaren, De Wit & Luther

Spaargaren, De Wit & Luther | special guest Suzan Veneman

Iman Spaargaren (sax, clarinet), Stijn de Wit (double bass) & Henning Luther (drums) recently started their 1.5 meter sessions at a very special cultural spot: the Goethe Institute in Amsterdam. As a jazz trio they look for poetic gems that suit their common ground which encompasses much of recent and not so recent musical history. In a strong energetic mixture of saxophone, bass clarinet, double bass and drums they travel through space and time to find new ways of approaching standards and originals.

“Es hört doch jeder nur, was er versteht” (Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen 1840)


Donderdag 16 jun. 2022 - 20:00 uur - € 16,00

Iman Spaargaren is a multi-reed player, arranger and composer. He has a distinctive way of playing and a very personal tone on his horn. Over the past years Iman has been busy with a wide variety of music groups such as Undercurrent Trio,StarkLinnemann Quartet, EyeMan All Stars and Pelican Three. In 2019 Iman released High Tide Low Tide on Flea Boy Records with Undercurrent Trio featuring Guillermo Celano and Marcos Baggiani.

"Iman Spaargaren sorgt mit seiner Bassklarinette für fantastisch-groteske Sounds und mit seinem Tenor für heisse Exkursionen" (Hans-Jürgen Schaal, High Fidelity)

"Spaargaren excels in strong melodies and lyricism" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo)

After finishing his studies at the Franz Liszt Hochschule Weimar and the Conservatory of Amsterdam drummer Henning Luther worked with o.a. Used To Be New with Itai Weismann, French Jazz violinist Didier Lockwood and German tenor saxophonist Gerd Dudek. He has developed music and language projects for the Goethe-Institut Netherlands.

Stijn de Wit plays double bass. With just as much passion, he plays both traditional jazz and free improvisation music. He always looks for interaction, adventure and spontaneity. As a sideman, Stijn has played in groups of keyboardists Casper Tromp and Avishai Darash, saxophonist Charley Rose, trumpet player Rob van de Wouw and singers Nadine Strang and Beatrice van de Poel.

After finishing her studies in the USA Suzan Veneman has been fulfilling her role as a talented jazz trumpet player and awarded composer and arranger. Comfortable in many genres of modern music she can be seen playing with a wide variety of bands, including the Beets New Jazz Orchestra, Zack Lober’s NO FILL3R, Patrieck Bonnet Quintet, and her own aspiring projects, the ‘Suzan Veneman Sextet’ and ‘Zinder’. Her debut album ‘Migrations of the Mind’ was released earlier this year at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.