Quartzite 4tet + Jam session

Friday  12 October  2018  10:00 PM    Saturday  13 October  2018 1:30 AM
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Quartzite 4tet + Jam session
Rotterdam based jazz group. Students in Groningen are invited to check out the music and join in on a jam session afterwards!
QUARTZITE is an extremely compact, granular rock, consisting essentially of quartz.
"That’s what we want our music to be."
The sound of this ensemble explores between boundaries of the classical-contemporary music, jazz and rock. The explosive energy is reflecting in their highly structured compositions leaving space for adventurous risk taking moments and no-holds-barred improvisation.
The band created it's own style and genre.
Quartzite is vibraphonist Marko Jugovic, saxophonist Wietse Voermans, bassist Alessio Bruno and drummer Elvis Homan. The quartet met while studying at Codarts, University of Arts, Rotterdam. They became friends- than lovers, than even something more and basically became a rock; QUARTZITE!- and converged together as Quartzite in 2015. Each member has an impressive list of credits accomplished over the years. The band has continued to thrive and grow in reputation, solidifying a fan base in Europe.
Quartzite draws upon influences of the intense sonic landscapes of Steve Lehman, dramatic narrative depth of Vijay Iyer, massive boost from Meshuggah and techniques used in contemporary classical music.
Alessio Bruno – winner of »European Jazz Contest«, Nov 2017
Wietse Voermans – winner of »Keep An Eye« award Dec 2017
Elvis Homan - winner of Leiden Jazz Award, March 2017
Marko Jugovic – winner of Hartman Award 2017
www.quartzite4tet.com - Contemporary/Modern Jazz
Recorded live concert in Tivoli Vredenburg:

music concerts art classical jazz
Nearby hotels and apartments
Gedempte Kattendiep 11, 9711 PL Groningen
11 gedempte kattendiep, groningen, 9711
Gedempte Kattendiep 11, 9711 PL Groningen
11 gedempte kattendiep, groningen, 9711
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