Apart from his solo work we also know Yuri Honing from the Yuri Honing Trio and the Acoustic Quartet. He has been active as a saxophone player since 1990, chosing the instrument mainly because few others seemed to at the time. His first success came already in 1996, with the album Star Tracks. This album, featuring covers from The Police and ABBA, did well in Holland, Germany and England.
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Working with one of the best contemparary composers we ever knew, Honing recorded the album Playing, with Misha Mengelbertg playing the piano and Honing improvising on sax. Cellist Ernst Reijseger joined the duo later for the next album, called Lively. The album after that, which Honing recorded with Paul Bley, Gary Peacocl and Paul Motian in 2001, gained him an Edison Award. After that, Honing and Bley went on tour together.
The first project involving classical musicians Honing embarked on, was his album Memory Lane. For this he worked with members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam. In 2009 Honing laid the first stone of what would be one of his most famous projects: Acoustic Quartet. Pianist Wolfert Brederode, bass guitarist Ruben Samama and drummer Joost Lijbaart were rustled up for it. Yuri Honing won the Boy Edgar Prize in 2012, considered the most important award for jazz and improvised music.
Bluebeard is performed by top-musicians who guide you through Bluebeard's catacombs. It's like dwelling blindfolded in an endless maze where you can go under in a fountain of music and secret melodies in hidden chambers. The Times describes Yuri Honing as one of the most creative and ruthless saxophone players of current times.
Yuri Honing was originally planned to perform in our small hall on 10th April. Due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, this concert has been rescheduled to Saturday 22nd May 2021. Ticketholders have been notified personally and given further information.