The Amsterdam Vocal Night is a weekly event that takes place each tuesday night.
Every week, a different jazz vocalist opens the night with a set, accompanied by a trio led by the session’s initiator, Mark Zandveld.
After the opening set, it’s open mic for both professional jazz singers and students of the vocal arts. You’ll get to hear a variety of voices interpreting jazz standards or a surprising sidestep into a neighboring genre.
In its third year now, this enjoyable experience has found a new home in the newly opened Bethany’s Jazz Club. Check the program on www.bethanysjazz.com
The first jazz show I ever attended was the Herbie Hancock Sextet, when I was 15. I had just left the Julliard Preparatory Division, having recently heard Jimi Hendrix for the first time. I was in search of new musical horizons and its been a fascinating journey from that point onward.