Jazz

 

Jazz is a unique form of music that comes alive in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. We offer both established names and emerging talent, with their often rousing rhythms and improvisations. At Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, we have put together a wide range of jazz concerts. From intimate shows at Blue Note ClubSessions at M to exuberant performances in one of our concert halls.

Check out all the jazz concerts on our calendar below.

 

 

  • Diana Krall

    Exclusive concerts in the Netherlands
    Wed 3 Jul ’24

    Jazz singer Diana Krall is coming to Eindhoven for two exclusive concerts in the Netherlands! With her beautiful voice and virtuoso piano playing, she has conquered the hearts of music lovers all over the world. Her music is timeless and yet always innovative. Let her take you on an adventure through her repertoire of great jazz classics. Her song "When I Look in Your Eyes" spent no less than 52 weeks at number one on the Billboard Jazz charts. Diana's songs have also been featured in several film soundtracks for example, she can be heard in the film "Anything Else" and "At First Sight".

  • Diana Krall

    Exclusive concerts in the Netherlands
    Thu 4 Jul ’24

    Jazz singer Diana Krall is coming to Eindhoven for two exclusive concerts in the Netherlands! With her beautiful voice and virtuoso piano playing, she has conquered the hearts of music lovers all over the world. Her music is timeless and yet always innovative. Let her take you on an adventure through her repertoire of great jazz classics. Her song "When I Look in Your Eyes" spent no less than 52 weeks at number one on the Billboard Jazz charts. Diana's songs have also been featured in several film soundtracks for example, she can be heard in the film "Anything Else" and "At First Sight".

  • The Wood Brothers

    Mixture of folk, country, blues, and jazz
    Tue 27 Aug ’24

    Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood have been making music together as The Wood Brothers since 2006. In 2011, multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix joined the duo, adding layers of texture to their music with his arsenal of instruments. The trio blends folk, country, blues, and jazz into a typical Americana style while maintaining a distinct sound. Their performances as a trio are so impressive that it's hard to believe there are only three of them. In 2013, they received widespread recognition with their album 'The Muse,' and in 2018, they received a Grammy nomination for their album 'One Drop of Truth'.

  • Somi & Metropole Orkest

    Orchestral jazz music with African influences
    Fri 20 Sep ’24

    Singer, composer, and playwright Somi Kakoma, better known as Somi, takes the stage at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven this season alongside the Metropole Orchestra, under the direction of honorary conductor Vince Mendoza. Somi blends her jazz background with her love for the music of the African continent. In 2021, she became the first African woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her live album "Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper." Somi has previously collaborated with Gregory Porter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Seun Kuti.

  • The Pulitzers

    Mix of soul, funk, and R&B
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 21 Sep ’24

    The Hammond soul band The Pulitzers consists of drummer Salle de Jonge, guitarist Bas van der Wal, percussionist Phil Martin, and Hammond organ player Frank Montis. Their music is an engaging fusion of soul, funk, and rhythm-and-blues, with the raw Hammond and guitar driven by rhythmic percussion and drums. Inspired by legends like The Meters, Jimmy McGriff, and Booker T, The Pulitzers perform their own original songs with a single goal: to ignite a fire! When these four dedicated musicians play together, sparks fly.

  • Sven Hammond Big Band plays Ray Charles

    A spectacular tribute to Ray Charles
    Thu 26 Sep ’24

    In 2022, Sven Hammond delivered a delightful set during the Clubnight of our jazz festival: So What's Next?. In September, he returns to the Hertog Jan Hall of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, accompanied by his Big Band and orchestra, to present a swinging program celebrating the legend, 'Brother Ray' Charles. Expect not only his world-famous hits like 'Georgia', 'Hit The Road Jack', and 'Hallelujah', but also beautiful arrangements of other contemporaries transformed into timeless classics by Brother Ray.

  • Postmodern Jukebox

    Today's hits played in the styles of yesteryear
    Fri 4 Oct ’24

    Every month, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox treats their over 6 million YouTube subscribers to new covers, such as a rockabilly version of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," a western swing rendition of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," or a jazz waltz interpretation of Miley Cyrus's "Flowers." Join us tonight on a journey through the Postmodern Jukebox universe, where iconic pop hits are reinvented in classic genres like 1920s jazz, swing, Doo-wop, and Motown. The musicians and vocalists of Postmodern Jukebox can handle any style, playing and singing every note live, and create a party you won't soon forget!

  • Teis Semey Quintet

    Bridge between classical and punk
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 5 Oct ’24

    The Teis Semey Quintet consists of five virtuosic young jazz talents and is one of the most exciting new jazz ensembles in the Netherlands. Together, they explore the boundaries of improvised music where raw dynamics, avant-garde elements, energetic indie-rock, and meditative classical music intersect. With a focus on ensemble playing and improvisation, a passionate musical atmosphere emerges: raw, with elements of free jazz; but also harmonious and "Nordic."

  • Louis Cole & Metropole Orchestra

    Conducted by Jules Buckley
    Tue 8 Oct ’24

    The American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Louis Cole is a master at evoking deep emotions through music. He has made his mark on the international music scene, collaborating with greats such as Thundercat, Genevieve Artadi, Dennis Hamm, and Brad Mehldau on his album 'Time'. Cole is known for his impressive concerts where he takes the audience on a journey through his musical world filled with electrofunk, humor, and soft ballads. On October 8th, he will do this with the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley.

  • .multibeat

    Beats, R&B, and jazz come together
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 19 Oct ’24

    The Utrecht-based trio .multibeat seamlessly blends beats, R&B, and jazz. Thijs van Zutphen (bass), Aron Smit (drums), and Boudewijn Pleij (keys) combine modern hip-hop sounds with colorful jazz and R&B influences, sometimes adding a touch of disco or house. They draw their inspiration from the music of artists like Robert Glasper, The Free Nationals, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Anderson .Paak.

  • Pat Metheny

    Dream Box/MoonDial Tour
    Wed 23 Oct ’24

    Twenty Grammy Awards in ten different categories; American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny can add it to his resume. He is the only artist ever to achieve this feat! Metheny's music is known for its unique blend of styles, including jazz, rock, funk, and Brazilian influences, which together create a harmonious and uplifting atmosphere. Nearly 50 years ago, Pat broke through internationally with his debut album "Bright Size Life." Tonight, Pat Metheny is coming to Muziekgebouw Eindhoven for the first time with two brand new solo albums, "Dream Box" and "MoonDial." In addition to new songs, Metheny will also play personal favorites and hits from his nearly 50-year career. With various guitars in his arsenal and an orchestrion built by himself, it promises to be a fantastic evening.

  • An Evening with New Cool Collective

    The new album, live for the very first time!
    So What's Next presents
    Fri 1 Nov ’24

    30 years ago, the masters of swing, Benjamin Herman and DJ Graham B, first took the stage together. Today, the New Cool Collective is an 8-piece jazz powerhouse that tours the world. Their well-known danceable mix of jazz, soul, cumbia, and African music draws attention, as do their collaborations with Tony Allen, Mapacha Africa, Andrew Roachford, Jules Deelder, Typhoon, Guus Meeuwis, Matt Bianco, Thierno Koité, and Georgie Fame. Tonight, on the eve of So What's Next 2024, you'll enjoy the first live performance of the new album the band is releasing this fall.

  • So What's Next

    Al Di Meola, Lakecia Benjamin, and more
    Sat 2 Nov ’24

    The international jazz festival So What's Next is named after the legendary jazz track “So What” and the relentlessly innovative drive of creator Miles Davis. The festival offers an inspiring selection of contemporary jazz with an adventurous mix of established names and promising rising stars in funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and rock. Each act has a unique sound, but they share one common trait: they all push the boundaries of jazz. Scroll down quickly for the first names!

  • Ronny deCarlo

    Soulful guitar music with hip-hop, EDM, and film music influences
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 9 Nov ’24

    The Colombian-Dutch guitarist Roenik Roa Espinosa, better known as Ronny deCarlo, strives for a new sound by combining his quirky and soulful guitar playing with the sound design of hip-hop, EDM, and music for films and video games. His compositions are influenced by funk, 00's boom bap, nu-metal, Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks, and Bryson Tiller's trapsoul. In 2023, Ronny deCarlo won 'The Records', a competition by the Keep an Eye Foundation, which enabled him to record his debut album "Fonque Nouveau." On this record, Ronny explores the boundaries of genres, blending the feel of a live funk/gospel band with an acoustic/electric hybrid sound.

  • Lady Blackbird

    Raw, mysterious, and soulful jazz
    Thu 28 Nov ’24

    Although you can hear influences from icons such as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Chaka Khan in her music, American singer Lady Blackbird's style is entirely her own. Jazz, soul, gospel, psychedelic rock, and pop: she combines it all into one rich sound. She broke through in 2021 with her debut album 'Black Acid Soul,' where her powerful, smoky voice shines like no other. The album was recorded in the famous Studio B of Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, in the same room where Prince's 'Purple Rain' was written. She did this with a fantastic live band, including former Miles Davis pianist Deron Johnson. In September, her follow-up 'Slang Spirituals' will be released, which she will showcase in our Hertog Jan Zaal!

  • The Fried Seven

    Swinging early jazz
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 30 Nov ’24

    At the Amsterdam Conservatory, the young musicians of The Fried Seven discovered their shared love for early jazz, the jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. The band excels at revitalizing these early styles. Their swinging repertoire includes songs by artists like Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, and Duke Ellington, but they also perform their own arrangements. In January, they released their debut album 'Late to the Party'. This album features a mix of classic jazz numbers and new original pieces, through which they vividly honor traditional jazz and introduce new ideas.

  • 100% Cottone

    Improvisation with electronics and indie-alternative pop
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 14 Dec ’24

    Experience a crossover instrumental performance with 100% Cottone, where jazz improvisation blends with electronic music, indie rock, and hip-hop grooves. 100% Cottone is the new project of double bassist and composer Mauro Cottone. Tonight, he performs with pianist Xavi Torres, a familiar face in the Dutch jazz scene. He won the Dutch Jazz Competition with his XAVI TORRES TRIO and multiple Keep An Eye Awards. Guitarist Teis Semey, an established name in the avant-garde scene, also graces the stage. With his raw musical approach, he bridges classical and punk influences. Behind the drums is Jamie Peet, a young and precise drummer who effortlessly handles modern (broken) beats.

  • The Tibbs

    Garage soul with vintage influences
    Blue Note ClubSessions
    Sat 28 Dec ’24

    Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop, and Ska - nothing is too wild for The Tibbs! The octet delivers a unique blend of garage soul reminiscent of the music from Detroit and Philadelphia in the '60s and '70s. A retro style infused with The Tibbs' distinctive sound. With a lineup of drums, bass guitar, guitar, and Hammond, a three-piece brass section, and the powerful vocals of frontwoman Roxanne, the band stands strong. On January 26th, they released their brand-new album, 'Keep It To Yourself,' exuding the authentic Tibbs sound. For this album, the band drew inspiration from classic soul labels like Stax and Motown, as well as the New Orleans soul of Irma Thomas and Betty Harris.

  • The Köln Concert - 50 years later

    by Ralph van Raat
    Fri 24 Jan ’25

    Exactly fifty years after the legendary recording of "The Köln Concert" by Keith Jarrett, Ralph van Raat performs this jazz classic at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. Since the age of fourteen, Ralph van Raat has been fascinated, particularly by 20th and 21st-century classical music. Through solo recitals, lecture-recitals, piano concert performances with orchestras, and CD releases, he aims to showcase the immense beauty of contemporary music to his audience. With over fifty global piano concert performances, including collaborations with renowned orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, along with recording more than 30 CDs, he has gained significant recognition. As a multiple award winner in both national and international competitions and scholarships, numerous composers have created works specifically for Van Raat. 

  • Karsu & Amsterdam Sinfonietta

    Broader than Classical
    Sat 25 Jan ’25

    Karsu Dönmez, better known by her stage name Karsu, began her career with performances at her father's restaurant in Amsterdam. Since then, the Dutch-Turkish singer has transitioned to performing on major stages around the world. With her unique blend of pop, jazz, and Turkish music, Karsu has performed in over twenty countries, including three appearances at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York, at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, and as the headliner of our very own jazz festival So What's Next in 2022. In 2025, Karsu returns to Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and uniquely blends her music with the strings of Amsterdam Sinfonietta during this New Year's tour.

  • Cécile McLorin Salvant & Metropole Orkest

    Jazz, soul Jazz, soul, and blues in orchestral collaboration
    Fri 7 Feb ’25

    Cécile McLorin Salvant was hailed by De Volkskrant as one of the best jazz singers of her generation. The New York Times mentions her in the same breath as the three great voices of jazz: Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald. Yet, the American singer sounds anything but nostalgic. Instead, she gives a fresh, modern twist to well-known and lesser-known gems from jazz, soul, and blues, sung in both English and French. She smoothly and elegantly incorporates elements of vaudeville, folk, world music, pop, and baroque music. This fall, together with the rich sound of the Metropole Orkest and her enchanting voice, Salvant will be coming to Eindhoven!

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Jazz in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven 

Jazz is a unique form of music that comes to life in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. We offer established names as well as emerging talent, with their often rousing rhythms and improvisations. At Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, we have put together a wide range of jazz concerts. From intimate shows at Blue Note ClubSessions in Meneer Frits to exuberant performances in one of our concert halls.  

Our jazz programming is varied and covers all subgenres of jazz, so there is something for everyone. We invite both established and emerging artists to our stages, so our jazz lovers always have the chance to discover new and exciting jazz music.  
 
Whether you are an avid jazz lover, or just curious to discover the wonderful and free world of jazz, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven's jazz concerts offer an unforgettable experience. Lose yourself in the free improvisation of jazz and enjoy this legendary style of music at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.