2 Sets : 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
PITCH PLOT 4, intitiated by Dutch/French jazz flautist Jeroen Pek is, like most of his recent projects, a multi-national line up with the focus on exchange, adventure and dynamics in its broadest sense.
The group is touring internationally since 2014. Playing original compositions of all members, this fine set of top musicians developed an extraordinary musical- and personal ‘click’. Energy, joy, mutual respect, curiosity and an open mind being much the main ingredients to reach this common ground. With this chemistry they found the key to the hearts of many listeners and they can reach that in any seize of venue, no matter how complex the music.
Pitch Plot 4 recorded in 2015 the first live CD “Big Eyebrow” (ZenneZ Records) which has been released in May 2016. This American/Dutch/German group contains a set of remarkable features.
One of the most striking feature is the New York based bass player James Cammack. For almost thirty years James has been touring (and recording) as the permanent bass player of piano legend Ahmad Jamal all over our planet. Next to that he worked with international stars such as Youssou n’Dour. Working with PITCH PLOT 4 can be considered as unique and even historic. It is after all the first time James collaborates with European musicians. James is known for his driving bass playing, virtuosity and incomparable own “voice” both on double bass and bass guitars.
Pianist and (film-)composer Christian Pabst is an extraordinary lyrical musician, and a poet at the piano. With his trio he played all over the world. He released two cd’s with guest players such as British trumpeter Gerard Precenser. Christian was the pianist of the BuJazzO (National German Youth Jazz Orchestra), which gave him the possibility to work with important conductors and artists. Christian is teaching on the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Because of combining power play with a wide array of dynamics and his incomparable sound, Jeroen Pek is internationally known as one of the leading jazz flautists of today. He toured and recorded in many countries with his own groups (Jeroen Pek Quartet, PitchWhiteStorm, 6 Spoons, 1 Kitchen) and with international exchange line ups such as Gerard Pansanel (F), Giulia Valle (Sp), Simone Sou (BRAS.), Nabil Khemir (TUN), Fathy Salama (EG). Twice he became finalist of the composition contest of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Intitute of Jazz in Washington D.C. (US).
Dutch drummer Onno Witte is a musical omnivore with a vast reputation. He has been touring the planet with a wide array of projetcs (batucada group Medicamento, Randal Corsen’s Cross Curents, jazz-rock bands such as PitchWhiteStorm and Alter Ego, acoustic jazz such as WO IV, Jonn Reyna and Jeroen Pek Quartet). His own project, Wildcard, with guest player such as the German saxophonist Volker Winck, is one of the striking high-lights in his career. The two cd’s of this band, ‘Adventures vol.1 & vol.2’ were highly appreciated by press and audiences.