Workshop

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 2:00 PM

Esplanade Studio Theatre

$5 at the door

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 10:30 PM

The Studio Club (Esplanade Studio Theatre)

$20 plus Esplanade S/C

Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central

 

With his highly acclaimed acoustic quartet, Holland's best-selling artist and double Dutch Grammy winner saxophonist and composer Yuri Honing has released his 22nd album and is touring the world promoting its release.

Goldbrun is about Europe and heroism. At a time when Europe is constantly subject to discussion, Honing defends the European history and identity in a musically binding album. During the recording of Goldbrun Yuri's father his first and last hero passed away. It reminded him of something: John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme, that for so many decades was like an unanswered question for Yuri that needed a personal reply. With Goldbrun in some ways, Yuri found his highly personal, contemporary and European answer to this masterpiece. Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder, inspired Yuri to compose Goldbrun. The composition has seven parts, ending with an ascension.

Yuri is a Double Edison (Dutch Grammy) winner and over his three decades career has worked with people like Pat Metheny, Paul Bley, Craig Taborn, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Haden and many others. He won his first Edison in 2001 for his album Seven with Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian. In 2012 Honing won the Boy Edgar Prize, Hollands main jazz prize for the more than twenty albums he made since his debut in 1992. Last year his album Desire not only reached number 1 on the charts, but was also named by the general Dutch press as album of the year and finally won Honing his second Edison.

A concert with Honing and his band is always an event. Being a well-known face on Dutch television the saxophonist knows how to produce a memorable evening for everybody. Joining Yuri are Wolfert Brederode on piano, Tijs Klaassen on bass and Joost Lijbaart on drums.