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Take note of Amsterdam’s jazz hall

James McGrath 28 January 2013
Take note of Amsterdam's jazz hall

Bimhuis (Music)Amsterdam’s jazz hall is a second home to the world’s best players(BEELD)The Bimhuis places Amsterdam firmly on the map as a leading European jazz city. Its roots date back to the early ’70s, when local musos founded a new home for the local improv jazz scene in a former furniture salesroom. These days it shares a more bespoke performance space with the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, looking out over the River IJ. With 150 shows per year, it’s not only the home of Dutch jazz, but also a port of call for the world’s best players.   Wed 30 Jan 20:30 | Guillermo KleinThis Argentinean-Spanish all-rounder owes his reputation to attractive compositions that have much in common with the work of Piazzolla and Wayne Shorter. His current crop of collaborators includes pianist Aaron Goldberg and saxophonists Miguel Zénon, and Chris Cheek | €17-€20 Wed 31 Jan 20:30 | Jazz Orchestra of the ConcertgebouwLed by Henk Meutgeert, this 18-piece big band represents the very best of the Dutch jazz scene | €17-€20 Piet Heinkade 3Tram 26, stop Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis 

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