Wangaratta Jazz 2017 – Nadje Noordhuis


The extract below is from the Wangaratta Jazz fest programme

3.00-4.00pm, Saturday 4th November 2017, WPAC Theatre

Combining cinematic sweep, transportive emotion, and rich melodic grandeur, Australian-born trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis possesses one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music. Her deeply-felt, clarion tone and evocative compositional gift meld classical rigor, jazz expression, and world music accents into a sound that is distinctively her own. Noordhuis was one of ten semi-finalists in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected as a Carnegie Hall Young Artist to undertake a weeklong residency with trumpet great Dave Douglas in 2010. Recent engagements include a yearly week-long run at New York’s Village Vanguard with Rudy Royston’s 303, performances with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, performances at jazz festivals in Europe, Canada and Brazil with Grammy-nominated Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, and regular appearances with her group at the historic 55 Bar in Greenwich Village.

Reuniting with familiar colleagues, James Shipp (USA), Gian Slater and Chris Hale, and working with young emerging guitarist, Theo Carbo for the first time, Nadje will present a program her personal compositions.

This collaboration has been supported by the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative.

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