Winning group of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2020

Aviv Noam sax and compositions, Federico Calgano bass clarinet and compositions, Louis J. Bourhis bass, Guy Salamon drums

With festivals such as the North Sea in Rotterdam and Amersfoort, and venues such as Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of the leading countries of European jazz. The Dutch Jazz Competition is a sample of that dynamism and the excellence of the new generations of jazz. Jamboree has the honor of receiving for the first time the winning formation of the last edition of this contest (2020). And the winner was the Israeli saxophonist Aviv Noam, a musician who became a jazz musician after spending two months in a row listening to the entire discography of Charles Mingus. Trained at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Noam leads a proposal with nods to the Mingusian universe —and certain jazz schools of the 60s—, but also with an obvious personality of his own. From hybridism, with sudden twists of script, wit, good taste and interpretive excellence, Aviv Noam and his gang represent the best of jazz that comes. Come and discover it!

The chairman of the jury Marius Beets justified it as follows:

“ The Aviv Noam Quartet embodies a collective creativity.

The musicians write and play an energetic and sparkling repertoire side by side.

On stage they are far above their own notes and real music is made together.

A nice stubborn band with personalities, attitude, beautiful notes and exciting shapes.”


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