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May 2019
Su
19
05

Big Band Night – Feat. Jennie Lena

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Full Swing Ahead! Big Bands emerged from the nightclubs of New Orleans for one purpose: To get feet tapping and hips swinging. We’re bringing the swing to Maastricht with The Big Band Night featuring the Jack Million Band and the Mo Jones Big Band with special guest Jennie Lena! Meer info
 
Th
09
05

Janne Schra

20.30 Ainsi In this deeply personal concert, Janne Schra draws from her entire oeuvre; from Room Eleven and Schradinova to her solo work and back again. In an intimate line-up, she plays her favorite songs as they would sound in a smoky jazz bar in Paris in the 1960s. Meer info
 
April 2019
Tu
30
04
 
Th
04
04

EU-Jazz Night: Dada Bölüm & Toon Roos

20.30 Ainsi The EU-Region is full of great artists, we want to show them off! This evening we're presenting Tim Daemen's unconventional quartet Dada Bölüm and European sax maestro Toon Roos. Meer info
 
March 2019
Th
21
03

Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn – Concert & Lecture “Musicality'”

19.30 Limburgzaal Theater Heerlen Two of the most progressive, influential artists in jazz piano are joining forces to create a performance which stretches the definitions of improvisation and composition. Craig Taborn and Vijay Iyer have both earned world-wide recognition as true originals: both are highly intellectual, both rose to prominence by pushing boundaries of genres and both have a highly personal approach to improvisation. Meer info
 
Mo
11
03

Lizz Wright – Grace

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Lizz Wright belongs to a rare breed of vocalists building on the tradition of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. A preacher’s daughter who honed her talent singing in gospel choirs, she’s become a matriarch of American Jazz singing. Meer info
 
Mo
11
03

Masterclass – Lizz Wright

15.00–16.00 Maastricht Conservatorium Annex In partnership with Jazz Maastricht, The Conservatorium Maastricht is presenting a masterclass with renowned vocalist Lizz Wright.  Meer info
 
 
February 2019
Sa
16
02

Stefano Bollani & Philharmonie Zuidnederland

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Jazz Maastricht and the Theater aan het Vrijthof are joining forces with the Phiharmonie Zuidnederland to present an evening where jazz and classical meet like never before. Meer info
 
Th
07
02

EU-Jazz Night: Albert Vila Trio, Cast Glass, Frey/Suilen

20.30 Ainsi The EU-Region is full of great artists, we want to show them off! This edition combines the best Spanish jazz guitarist in NL, talent from the alt. jazz scene and an exceptional trumpet/piano duo. Meer info
 
January 2019
Mo
28
01
 
 
Th
24
01

Yuri Honing

20.30 Ainsi Saxophonist Yuri Honing has been at the top of his game for years. After his successful theater tour, "Yuri Honing's Longing," he has created a new concert based on his most recent album Goldbrun.  Prepare to be enraptured by the amazing soundscapes of this Edison- and Boy Edgar- prize-winner. Meer info
 
Th
10
01

The Ploctones

20.30 Ainsi The Ploctones are a tour de force of rhythmic intensity and creative compositions, their infectious energy will have you dancing in no time.  Meer info
 
December 2018
We
12
12

Louis – What a Wonderful Christmas

20.30 Bonbonnière What a Wonderful Christmas will take you on a warm journey through Winter Wonderland. An evening in front of the fire, surrounded by everyone and everything you hold dear. Meer info
 
Tu
11
12

Maastricht Jazz Awards – Finals

20.00 Muziekgieterij You can ignore American Idol and turn off The Voice because the Maastricht Jazz Awards are back! Meer info
 
Th
06
12

Hailey Tuck & Tim Finoulst Trio

20.30 Ainsi Dressed straight out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Hailey Tuck has a uniquely captivating voice somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald. Tim Finoulst Trio make unapologetically beautiful music with a narrative sweep reminiscent of the best cinematic music. Meer info
 
November 2018
Tu
20
11

Tin Men & the Telephone + Christian Klinkenberg

20.30 Ainsi An evening of productions created in the twilight zone between jazz and technology, art and science, experimentation and expression. During the evening Tin Men & The Telephone will present the first volume in their World Domination series and Christian Klinkenberg and his orchestra will perform "The Leaves That Hung But Never Grew" Meer info
 
Th
15
11

Hans Dulfer & Kim Hoorweg – Sold Out!

20.30 Ainsi One of the most versatile Dutch saxophonists Hans Dulfer, with promising young singer Kim Hoorweg, in an evening full of blues and jazz classics. Meer info
 
Th
15
11

IMPACT: EIDOLON – Day 2

14.00–17.30 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt The IMPACT festival examines the possibilities of technology in the arts and society. This segment of the questions examines the relationship between image and truth. Is a photo always honest? Does technology neutralize or exaggerate bias? Innovation clearly changes our way of dealing with the world. In this symposium, teams of scientists and artists have joined forces to investigate how this might, or does happen. Meer info
 
We
14
11

IMPACT: EIDOLON

13.00–21.00 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt The IMPACT festival examines the possibilities of technology in the arts and society. This segment of the questions examines the relationship between image and truth. Is a photo always honest? Does technology neutralize or exaggerate bias? Innovation clearly changes our way of dealing with the world. In this symposium, teams of scientists and artists have joined forces to investigate how this might, or does happen. Meer info
 
Mo
12
11

Antonio Sánchez & Migration + Jazzmeia Horn

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof An evening featuring two of the best contemporary jazz musicians in the world: master drummer Antonio Sanchez, and the biggest breakthrough artist of 2017: singer Jazzmeia Horn.  Meer info
 
October 2018
We
31
10

Jef Neve – Sold Out!

20.30 Ainsi Flemish master-pianist Jef Neve latest project Spirit Control explores a newfound direction in his artistry: a perfect balancing act between control and freedom, a stunning combination of neoclassicism and jazz. He’ll be joined by rising trumpet star Teus Nobel. Meer info
 
Tu
23
10

Julian Lage Trio – Sold Out!

20.30 Ainsi Julian Lage has fulfilled the promise of his extraordinary childhood talent and taken the jazz guitar world by a storm. With two Grammy nominations in his pocket, his poignant, melodic music combines elements of pre-Bebop, folk and swing with just a dash of rock. Meer info
 
Tu
23
10

Masterclass – Julian Lage

14.00 Maastricht Conservatorium Annex In partnership with Jazz Maastricht, The Conservatorium Maastricht is presenting a masterclass with world-renowned guitarist Julian Lage. Some of the top students at the Conservatorium Maastricht will be performing and be receiving coaching in the masterclass. Attendance is free and open to the general public. Meer info
 
 
September 2018
Th
27
09

EU-Jazz Night: Pomrad & Antikythera

20.30 Ainsi The EU-Region is full of great jazz artists, we want to show them off. This edition we’re turning Ainsi into a nightclub, with two of the funkiest bands around - Pomrad and Antikythera. Meer info
 
Sa
01
09

New Season – Tickets on Sale Now!

00.00 Were back and were more jazzy than ever! Tickets are on sale now for the 2018/19 Season. Meer info
 
 
May 2018
Sa
19
05

GoGo Penguin & Phronesis – CrossCurrents Festival

20.00 Muziekgieterij CrossCurrents dives deep into unexpected waters, mapping out our vision for the future of jazz. This third and final night of CrossCurrents 2017 will feature sensational British electro-instrumental jazzers GoGo Penguin with work from their new album (yet to be released) and the unpredictable, ever-evolving, Anglo-Scandinavian super-trio Phronesis. Meer info
 
April 2018
Fr
13
04

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

20.30 Limburgzaal Theater Heerlen He already performed in the LIMBURGzaal with the legendary fusion collective Snarky Puppy in 2016 and on April 13th, 2018 Cory Henry is back with a new band "Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles". The multi Grammy winning Hammond master is not only virtuoso on the keys, he is also a talented soul singer! Meer info
 
Th
12
04

EUJAZZ NIGHT IV

20.30 Ainsi THE BEST JAZZ FOR MILES - After two sold out editions, we’re bringing back the EUJazz Nights! Twice a year we select the top jazz bands in the region to perform in AINSI during our mini-festival. The Maastricht region is full of great jazz artists, this edition we’re happy to present Carlo Nardozza (NL) and the Fluid Orchestra led by Jesse Passenier! Meer info
 
March 2018
Tu
27
03

Jazz At the Cinema – CrossCurrents Festival

20.00 Lumière The first night in the new, expanded version of CrossCurrents Festival is not for the faint of heart. Featuring Nordmann and The Arrangers Project, it's filled with dark imagery and pulsing beats, you will be jolted to the edge of your plush cinema seat. Meer info
 
Mo
12
03

Joshua Redman & Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof For Joshua Redman’s first ever concert in Maastricht, he’ll be joining the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen trio, one of the best jazz trios to come out of Luxembourg in recent years. Experience one of the greatest jazz musicians alive playing alongside the future of European jazz. Meer info
 
February 2018
Th
22
02

ECM Jazz Night: Saskia Lankhoorn & Wolfert Brederode

20.30 Ainsi MUSINGS FROM THE LOWLANDS - An evening full of atmospheric piano music presented by the only Dutch musicians selected to record for famed German independent label ECM: Wolfert Brederode and Saskia Lankhoorn. Meer info
 
Th
01
02

New York Round Midnight: Swingin’ Harlem

20.30 Ainsi SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! - Swingin’ Harlem is one of the largest jazz productions in the theatre world at the moment. It's a tribute to 1930s jazz through a collection of swinging tunes and colourful stories. Meer info
 
January 2018
We
17
01

Rembrandt Frerichs Trio feat. Sylvain Rifflet

20.30 Ainsi EXOTIC SOUNDS FROM THE MARKETS OF CAIRO TO THE JAZZ CLUBS OF MONTMARTRE - Rembrandt Frerichs and his trio welcome special guest, French jazz sensation Sylvain Rifflet to Maastricht. Meer info
 
December 2017
Th
14
12

Gilad Hekselman´s ZuperOctave

20.30 Ainsi PAT METHENY’S NATURAL SUCCESSOR - Israeli guitar prodigy Gilad Hekselman’s sensitive touch, a penchant for dramatic phrases and lyrical compositions full of atmospheric soundscapes and subtle African influences are sure to make for a beautiful, intimate concert in AINSI. Meer info
 
Mo
04
12

Potter, Taborn, Harland trio & Human Feel with Kurt Rosenwinkel

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Bringing out the big guns - Chris Potter, Craig Taborn, Eric Harland and Human Feel with Kurt Rosenwinkel. This might be the biggest lineup we’ve ever had! Meer info
 
November 2017
Mo
20
11

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

20.00 Bonbonnière THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA IN JAZZ - Christian Scott is a two time Edison winning, grammy award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and bandleader with an unmistakeable sound and something to say. Meer info
 
Tu
14
11

IMPACT presents: an evening filled with dance, scientific presentation, music and film.

20.30 Ainsi In AINSI presenteren Maastricht University en Jazz Maastricht, de Maastrichtse partners in IMPACT, een avond vol innovatieve voorstellingen op het snijvlak van kunst en wetenschap. Meer info
 
We
08
11

Maastricht Jazz Awards 2017

20.00 Muziekgieterij You can ignore American Idol and turn off The Voice because the Maastricht Jazz Awards are back! Maastricht’s first-ever international jazz competition and the largest jazz prize in the EU-region. Meer info
 
October 2017
Th
26
10

Maria Mendes

20.30 Ainsi SOLD OUT! - A night of Portuguese jazz. This October the beloved Portuguese singer Maria Mendes will bring the sun to Maastricht. Meer info
 
September 2017
We
27
09

EUJazz Night III

20.30–23.00 Ainsi The best jazz for miles! Twice a year we select the top jazz bands in the region to perform during our mini-festival. This edition we’re happy to present Mike Roelofs, Trillmann and the Marc Huynen Quintet. Meer info
 
Su
10
09
 
 
May 2017
Sa
13
05

CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Jazz goes interdisciplinary Meer info
 
 
Sa
13
05

CrossCurrents Festival

17.00 Sphinxkwartier CrossCurrents is the newest, hottest festival in Maastricht. Meer info
 
April 2017
Th
20
04

EUJAZZ NIGHT 2

20.30 Ainsi Het beste uit het Belgisch-Limburgse jazzlandschap met Muze Jazz Orchestra en Tim Finoulst Trio. Oh ja, én die drie Zwitsers van het vette Trio VEIN! Meer info
 
March 2017
Su
19
03
 
Sa
18
03
 
Fr
10
03
 
Th
09
03

MARIE VAN VOLLENHOVEN

20.30 Ainsi Blackwhite Game verleidt je tot een zoektocht naar balans en harmonie Meer info
 
February 2017
Su
19
02
 
Sa
04
02

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet

20.30 Ainsi Vivacious mixture of pop and jazz by one the Dutch grand maesters of jazz! Meer info
 
January 2017
Su
29
01

Marvin Frey & Willem Suilen

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Het Marvin Frey en Willem Suilen duo is opgericht in 2014 en heeft een sterke muzikale klik. Hun muziek kenmerkt zich door een atmosferische benadering met veel ruimte voor uitgesponnen melodielijnen. Meer info
 
Mo
16
01

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet & Avishai Cohen Quartet

20.00–23.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Twee sterren van de moderne jazz op één avond: trompettist Avishai Cohen en drummer Mark Guiliana! Meer info
 
December 2016
Su
18
12

Tyranni Flock

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Moderne jazzfusion met prachtige lijnen, met Robert van der Padt, Remi Kazukauskas en bassist Hidde Roorda. Meer info
 
Th
15
12

Miles Ahead (film) & Ruud Breuls (concert)

20.00 Lumière Eigenzinnige film over Miles Davis voelt als vrije jazzimprovisatie en wordt dat ook met solo-concert door stertrompettist Ruud Breuls! Meer info
 
Th
01
12

Trio Reijseger, Fraanje, Sylla

20.30 Ainsi Jazz and world music meet, with blowing every border wide open! Meer info
 
November 2016
Su
20
11

Anna Serierse & Gijs Idema Duo

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Het Anna Serierse & Gijs Idema duo kleurt samen de muziek met veel gevoel voor vrijheid, ritme en vorm. Meer info
 
Th
17
11

EUJAZZ Night 1

20.30 Ainsi The best of what our Euregion has to offer, brought together on one night at Ainsi Theater! Meer info
 
Th
03
11

LOUIS! – What A Wonderful World

20.30 Ainsi Ode to thé Swing Era trumpeteer by Michael Varekamp and other Dutch musicians. Meer info
 
October 2016
Th
20
10

Maastricht Jazz Awards

20.00–23.30 Bonbonnière First edition of the Jazz Award Maastricht for professional musicians as well as conservatory students. Meer info
 
 
Su
16
10

Anne Chris Duo

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Frisse composities doordrenkt met zonneschijn brengen de zomer weer even terug naar Maastricht. Meer info
 
Tu
11
10

Yaron Herman & Ziv Ravitz

20.30 Ainsi Israëlian rapture and magic in a duo performance of a versatile pianist and ravishing drummer. Meer info
 
September 2016
Th
29
09

Cyrille Aimee + Benjamin Herman & Robin Nolan Trio

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Two swingin', hot and steamy gypsy jazz concert on one night! Long Live Django! Meer info
 
Su
18
09

Imke Heitzer & Ruud Jacobs

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Free jazz concert with Imke's stunning voice and Ruud's impressive piano playing! Meer info
 
Su
11
09

Het Parcours 2016

14.30–18.30 Landbouwbelang Come and during Het Parcours to a one-off underground jazz club in the Landbouwbelang! Jazz Maastricht present 'Koeniverse 3' en 'Sietkse & Band'. Meer info
 
August 2016
Su
21
08

Reyners & van Daal

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Cozy vocal jazz and music by two fresh youngmen, on a lazy Sunday! Meer info
 
Su
21
08
 
July 2016
Su
17
07

Jon Sensmeier Trio

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Exquisite jazz by the recently graduated saxophone player Jon Sensmeier and his talented band. Meer info
 
 
June 2016
Su
19
06

Helga & Marcello

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Free jazz concert in Grand Café Soiron... Your Sunday just got a whole lot better! Meer info
 
 
May 2016
We
18
05

STUFF.

20.00 Muziekgieterij The Belgian "it-band" from now that transmits a completely different, new and own sound. Recommended! Meer info
 
Su
15
05

Dave Vreuls Duo

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Tijdens dit concert gaat dit duo terug naar het minimale: Contrabas en Trompet. Laat U verassen! Meer info
 
April 2016
Su
17
04

Elise van Assche Duo

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Lazy Sunday with Elise van Assche Duo! Meer info
 
 
March 2016
Sa
19
03

Jazz Maastricht Festival

19.30 Theater a/h Vrijthof De 15e editie focust op 3 wereldacts: Shai Maestro Trio, Laura Mvula en Joe Lovano Quartet. Laat u verrassen en beleef waar een kleine stad in het zuiden van Nederland groot in kan zijn. Meer info
 
Su
13
03

Mieke van Lith Duo

11.00–12.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Een bijzonder veelzijdig duo dat op natuurlijke wijze diverse genres bij elkaar brengt. Meer info
 
Th
10
03

Bilal Unplugged

20.00 Muziekgieterij American singer-songwriter and producer with a stunning and unique voice, and the promise of a grand live performance. Soul with a capital S, baby! Meer info
 
We
02
03

TaxiWars

20.00 Muziekgieterij Project of dEUS-frontman Tom Barman and the New York situated saxophonist Robin Verheyen. Fascinating songs with raw grooves where you just can't get enough of! Meer info
 
February 2016
Sa
20
02

Dimitrios Kosmidis Trio

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Thiessen Wijnkoopers
Griekse jazz door Dimitrios Kosmidis trio tijdens deze editie van Lazy Sundays Meer info
 
 
Th
18
02

Pierre Courbois QWINTETT

20.30 Ainsi Drummer en componist Pierre Courbois met zijn nieuwe QWINTETT Meer info
 
January 2016
Th
21
01

Matt Dusk

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof Top Canadese crooner Matt Dusk vervoert, raakt en schildert intieme momenten met zijn unieke stem. Meer info
 
Su
17
01

ZYRYAB DUO

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Coffeelovers de Annex
Flamenco-Jazz in hartje Maastricht. Meer info
 
 
Th
14
01

Artvark & Ntjam Rosie

20.30 Ainsi Het experimentele saxofoonkwartet in samenwerking met de Nederlandse/Kameroense singer-songwriter Ntjam Rosie. Meer info
 
December 2015
Su
20
12

EvenSanne

10.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Coffeelovers de Annex
Warme pop-jazz played by two wonderful musicians Sanne Huijbrechts and Eran Har Even Meer info
 
Th
17
12

Eline Gemerts & Michael Varekamp

20.30 Ainsi Miles Davis Tribute by Eline Gemerts on vocals, Michael Varekamp on trumpet and Ben van den Dungen on saxophone. Meer info
 
Su
06
12

2in1 – HoMe?

17.30 Kumulus West Discover HOME through dance, spoken word, visuals, music, and other art forms, presented by the young art collective 2in1. Meer info
 
November 2015
Mo
30
11

Brad Mehldau Trio

20.00 Theater a/h Vrijthof The contemporary jazz trio that is a must-see at least once in a life time. Meer info
 
Su
29
11

Volodymyr Kurylenko

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Coffeelovers de Annex
Folk, jazz, classical and tango music brought by the famous bajan player Kuylenko Meer info
 
We
25
11

Michel Bisceglia Trio

20.30 Ainsi Cinematic & lyrical jazz by the Michel Bisceglia Trio in the new project "Blue Bird". Meer info
 
Fr
20
11

Jules Deelder & Bas van Lier: De Deeldeliers

20.30 Ainsi Sensitive, danceable, absurd, rough, sad and hilarious - but above all - musical. Meer info
 
We
18
11

Jasper Blom Quartet feat. Bert Joris

20.30 Intro in situ A Dutch all-star quartet in dialogue with one of Belgium's greatest trumpeteers in a new exciting project. Meer info
 
Su
15
11

Les Chats Noirs

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof Intimate music from Brazil, to Burundi, to France and back. Jazzy chansons brought by wonderful and talented musicians. Meer info
 
We
04
11

Blanton & Vanbuel Quartet + M.A.M. Big Band ft. John Clayton

20.30 Kumulus West The Blanton - Vanbuel Quartet brings a mix of adventurous hard bop and modern jazz. Meer info
 
October 2015
Th
22
10

Fay Claassen & Peter Beets Trio

20.30 Ainsi A beautiful cooperation between the Peter Beets trio and singer Fay Claassen to honor the grand Rita Reys. Meer info
 
Su
18
10

Sara Decker Group

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Thiessen Wijnkoopers
A lovely, young and talented band performing original songs in a special trio setting. Meer info
 
Su
11
10

Jeker Jazz – Ijdi

17.00–20.00 Café Forum During the Jeker Jazz Festival we present in café Forum the Moroccan - European IJDI . Meer info
 
Sa
10
10

Iiro Rantala

20.30 Ainsi Iiro Rantala pays tribute to John Lennon with his program "Working Class Hero". Meer info
 
September 2015
Sa
26
09

2in1 Evening – (mis) COMMUNICATIE

17.00–21.30 Buurttuin 2in1 dompelt het publiek kunstzinnig onder in (mis) communicatie. Meer info
 
Su
20
09

Sandib Dimitar Duo

11.00 Museum a/h Vrijthof
16.00
Thiessen Wijnkoopers
Bulgarian jazz piano and Indian classical tabla meet. Meer info
 
Su
13
09

Het Parcours

15.00–18.00 Onze Lieve Vrouweplein HET PARCOURS 2015 Jazz Maastricht presents: Casssandre & IX Meer info
 
We
02
09

Tin Men & the Telephone

20.30 Intro in situ A 'Thing Different' trio playing Nokia ringtone jazz. Meer info