Jazz nights on Thursdays

From 18:00, come enjoy live music in the Zuidas. 

Every week we welcome both regular and new bands for you to enjoy. 

Live Music

Every Thursday from  enjoy live music nights at Manhattan Lounge Bar. Music starting at 18:00. 

May 18th

Performing: Panta Rhei with
    • Eran Har Even – guitar
    • Sandro Fazio – guitar
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Eran Har EVen
Eran Har Even is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits. These include prominent musicians such as Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Jamal Thomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few. For a decade Eran has been a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam – teaching ear training, theory, guitar and coaching ensembles. Besides, Eran is a guest teacher in music schools and jazz-seminars around the world, while performing regularly in the most renowned venues and festivals.
 
 
Sandro Fazio
Guitarist, composer and arranger, after obtaining a degree in Chemistry, Sandro moved to the Netherlands in 2000 where he was accepted at the prestigious Conservatory of Amsterdam to study jazz guitar. Not only did sandro graduate from the Conservatory but he also earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam — a course he had been concurrently following. Through his musical career Sandro did collaborate with internationally renowned musicians and has performed at prestigious festivals and venues across Europe. His music has been widely reviewed, most notably in the American jazz magazine DownBeat, as well as broadcast on European national radio stations and music television networks, including Djazz and Mezzo.
 
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00
Free entrance

June 22nd 

Performing

The Tommy Tornado Jazz Quartet 

Thomas Streutgers – Tenor Saxophone
Walther de Graaff – Guitar
Rico de Jeer – Double Bass
Maarten Kruijswijk – Drums

 

The Tommy Tornado Jazz Quartet brings a swinging mix of jazz, blues and jive from the fifties and sixties of the last century. The band is inspired by tenor saxophone legends such as Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others. It results in an energetic and soulful performance.  

Thomas Streutgers is a well-known saxophonist who won the prestigious Big Boss Jazz Award in 1997 for his virtuoso playing and big sound. He has collaborated with many different artists and bands, both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has toured with Postmen, Rude Rich & The Highnotes, JZZZZZP, The Busquitos and Western Standard Time Orchestra, among others. He is known for his versatility and his ability to adapt to different styles and genres. 

The quartet also consists of veterans Walther de Graaff on guitar (ex Hans Dulfer), Rico de Jeer on double bass and Maarten Kruijswijk on drums.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.

Music starts at 18:00

July 27th

Performing

30s – 50s

• Sam Ghezzi : vocals & tenor saxophone (INSTA: @samghezzi)

• Linus Eppinger: guitar (insta: @linuseppinger)

• Tomek Van Leeuwen: double bass (insta:@tomekvanleeuwen)

“A stage, the smell of beer, Whiskey and expensive perfume, an ecstatically dancing crowd, two gentlemen giving every little bit they’ve got:

Linus Eppinger on guitar, Sam Ghezzi on vocals and saxophone together with Tomek van Leeuwen are an inseparable trinomial.

The Amsterdam-based duo makes the audience jump, dance and shout to Rhythm and Blues inspired by Louis Jordan, dream away to the sweet sound of Blues Ballads in the heritage of Percy Mayfield and shake the hips to the swinging songs in the style of a young Ray Charles and Nat King Cole.” 

 

Music starts at 18:00

September 14th

Performing: The News
  • Olaf Zwetsloot, alto saxophone. Amsterdam-based, forward-thinking saxophonist and composer with a unique, lyrical voice.

  • Robin van Geerke, piano / keyboard. Pianist and arranger from Surinam, well-know in jazz and world music circles and for his work with FraFra Sound.

  • Arjun Ramdas, double bass. Versatile young bebop master from South-India. Graduated from The Hague Conservatory. Much in demand as a sideman.

  • Joeri Baldinger, drums. Deeply influenced by latin jazz, Brazilian music and fusion, Joeri pours ideas from all over the world into catchy grooves.

Meet the band: The News 

The News plays original contemporary music that seeks to evoke the spirit of the times we live in. How does today feel? The quartet’s compositions are influenced by minimal music, funk, jazz, hiphop, a perfume by Edmond Roudnitska, African rhythms and futuristic architecture.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

October 26th 

Performing:

Dima  Loginov Quartet

Dima Loginov – trumpet 

Alexandros Adam – Guitar 

Philip Lewin – Double Bass 

David Puime – drums

 An extraordinary jazz quartet adding brilliance to the dynamic city of Amsterdam. Rooted in their deep passion for jazz traditions, they skillfully harmonize enchanting melodies and captivating improvisations, evoking a nostalgic charm that echoes the golden age of jazz. Their diverse setlist features classic jazz standards and heartfelt tributes to jazz composers, creating an unforgettable experience for music aficionados.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

February 1st

Performing

The Wouter Kiers Quartet

Wouter Kiers – Tenor Sax

Walther de Graaf – Guitar

Hans Ruigrok – Bass

Maarten Kruijswijk – Drums

Wouter Kiers (1970) started playing the clarinet in 1979 with the Wassenaar harmony club Excelsior. In 1984 he switched to tenor sax and he never regretted it for a moment. In 1985 he gained early experience in ‘light’ music; he was occasionally allowed to play with his father’s party band De Varianten. In 1988 he joined a pop band, in which his fellow saxophonist Ruud de Vries also played. The two hung out together and formed various bands over the years and mainly became known under the name Kiers and de Vries. In 2002 he played with this group at the North Sea Jazz Festival. A year earlier, Kiers already played at the famous festival with The Blue Moon Special. In 2000 he replaced fellow tenorist Boris van der Lek during a tour through Japan with Hans Dulfer. In 2005 he played with the Hague Beatnach band for 400,000 people at the Parkpop festival in The Hague. In the period 2005 – 2015 he made quite a name for himself with his sax rock band Blood Sweat & Kiers. Today, Wouter Kiers is a sought-after tenor saxophonist who can play in a variety of styles. He moves like a chameleon in the diversity of music styles that come his way and which he never avoids.

 

Music starts at 18:00

February 8th

Performing

Mauro Cottone trio

Miguel Seoane – alto sax

Durk Hijma – guitar

Mauro Cottone – double bass. 

The trio is formed by three well known names of the Amsterdam jazz scene. They all graduated in Amsterdam Conservatory and they now teach and play in jazz clubs and festivals around Europe. In this intimate ensemble they explore the vast repertoire of the American song book, making a selection of the most beautiful and less known jazz songs. The sound and the arrangements of the trio are inspired by musicians like Don Byas, Oscar Pettiford and Ahmad Jamal

Music starts at 18:00

February 15th

Performing

Vintage Jazz Soul Quartet

• Joppe de Vree – Bass & Vocals

• Bouke Bijlsma – Guitar & Vocals

• Emile van Pelt – Piano & Vocals

• Pieter van Houte – Saxophone & Vocals

Meet the Vintage Jazz & Soul Quartet. Four stellar musicians with their roots in early jazz, r&b and soul music; all mastering their instruments and all singing. This quartet enjoys playing the songs that made people party, relax, dance and sing along in the good old days. And still do today.
Featuring Vintage Jazz Soul Quartet, playing  in Vintage Swinge style. 
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

February 22nd

Performing:

Coos

 

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

February 29th

Performing: Dimitrios piano trio

Dirk Balthaus: piano

Sven Schuster: bass

Dimitrios Kosmidis drums


Sven Schuster is a German Double Bass player who is living in Amsterdam.
After his bass studies in Graz [Austria] and Amsterdam Sven became a professional musician and stayed in Amsterdam. During his career he had the pleasure to perform with Gregory Porter, Olita Adams, George Duke and Chris Potter, to mention some names. Schuster is well known in the Netherlands as a reliable Jazz Bass player.

Pianist Dirk Balthaus studied in Hilversum and is an active member of the Dutch Jazzscene for 35 years. He has been involved in ca. 40 Cd productions , some as a sideman, some as a leader. As a member of the Millennium Jazz Orchestra he shared the stage with some great players like Benny Golson, Lee Konitz and many others.
Pianist Dirk Balthaus let us hear the difference between making music and let music happen… His story-telling is remarkable. – Jazzflits

Dimitrios Kosmidis: In 2008, Dimitrios moved to the Netherlands to pursue his higher education and develop his musical skills through more musical challenges. In 2012 he completed his Bachelor studies at the Conservatory in Maastricht, Netherlands, studying with Arnoud Gerritse and Ron van Stratum. In 2014 he completed his Master studies next to Stephane Galland and Dre Pallemaerts.

In a playful way, the Trio will present a fine and entertaining selection of standards and Jazz Classics. Tunes from Broadway composers like Jerome Kern, compositions from Jazz Giants like Thelonius Monk and Horace Silver and also some groovy stuff.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

November 30st 

Performing:  The Guardians

 

Finn Peters – Saxophone

Victor De Boo – Drums

Jacko Schoonderwoerd – Bass

Leo Bauwmeester – Piano

For almost half a century, every Sunday afternoon, we’ve been running a jam session at Café de Engelbewaarder at the Kloveniersburgwal in Amsterdam. Until his untimely demise in September 2012, Sean Bergin was our indisputable front man. Although dearly missed, we have been able to fill the void with an endless slew of more than excellent saxophone players.

 

It must have been about half a year ago that Finn sat in. All three of us recognized something we hadn’t heard in a long time. Not the notes, not the tunes, but for a moment it seemed as if Sean stuck his head around the doorway and nodded, it’s OK.- Finn

 

In 1979 Sean and Ernst stayed at our place in Devon (The Old Rectory, Pyworthy). I must have been 5 years old. My Dad, Tony Langham, produced a duo album they made called “Mistakes.” So I grew up listening to Sean’s music. Apparently Sean had just learned Coltrane’s solo on Giant Steps and was playing that quite a lot!

 

One summer in the 90s I spent some time staying at Sean’s flat near the Dappermarkt, close to where I now live. Sean was great and he showed me how to circular breathe on the flute and we practiced together sometimes. I still have the manuscript of a Dudu Pukwana tune, “Bird Lives”, which Sean gave me back then. Sean was super kind and generous to me – I was just a kid hanging out in Amsterdam. I went to see him play at the Bimhuis with Louis Moholo. – CD

 

On the way back from the studio, Victor noticed it would have been Sean’s birthday. We recorded a CD. You’re looking at it. And, if you’re lucky, you’re listening to it too. – J.S.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

November 16th 

Performing
Léah Kline Quartet

Léah Kline  – Vocals

Cajan Witmer – Piano

Han Slinger  – Bass

Maarten Kruijswijk – Drums

The well -traveled, Léah Kline is a poetess, lyricist, vocalist and an accomplished stage performer, who has enjoyed the privilege of performing in virtually every field of entertainment. Dance, Drama, Radio, TV, Film, and Cabaret/ Cruise ship, Festivals stages, Musical Theater, Concert Halls / garden parties and hole-in-the-walls. The stage is her playground.  Her love for making music lies in the playful co-creation that is the nature of jazz.  She has entertained audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and the US and loaned her voice to countless projects.   Self-proclaimed Half American/ Half Dutch; she started her Jazz career in Los Angeles, but it really took off when she moved to Amsterdam in 2000. After her first two (2) albums she had the honor of being listed as “one of the Top500 Jazz Singers” in the book, The Jazz Singers – the Ultimate Guide.  As well as, “ worthy of wider recognition”  honor from the Dutch music organisation ,Buma/Stemra. Léah Kline has appeared on 9 albums that show a wide variety of color in her voice. Though her voice lends itself to the classic jazz sound.  Her taste in music and projects is eclectic. She has a bit of Ella Fitzgerald, Gretchen Parlato, Nancy Wilson, Jill Scott and Natalie Cole in her.  Throughout all her projects, she holds a high standard in her sense of timing, phrasing, playful presence, and interpretation of the lyric. She will be accompanied by the Witmer Trio.

Music starts at 18:00

March 7th

Performing:
Spaghi Trio

Davide Romeo: Vocals/Saxophones

Fra Luise: Keyboards

Emilio Maggiore: Electric Bass

Spaghi Trio is a jazz pop trio founded by Davide Romeo and Fra Luise, with the current lineup featuring Emilio Maggiore on electric bass. Their musical journey explores the diverse realms of Italian pop, encompassing artists such as Pino Daniele, Lucio Dalla, Ron, Bruno Martino, Mia Martini, alongside international pop and bossa nova influences. The trio’s sound is a captivating fusion of Mediterranean flavors with a touch of American influences, presenting original arrangements and modern experiments on timeless classics. Each performance is a unique and contemporary musical experience
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

March 14th

Performing:

Ernesto Montenegro: Trumpet

Ton Felices: Double Bass

David Puime: Drums

A captivating and intimate atmosphere through our jazz performances. Our repertoire includes a mix of jazz standards and west coast jazz (Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan)
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

March 21st

Performing: Chieko Donker Duyvis Ensemble. 

Enjoy the night of Brazilian Jazz with the cellist, vocalist and composer Chieko Donker from Amsterdam with Brazilian/Japanese roots.
Inspired by classical music, Brazilian, jazz and Latin American music, her trio creates a unique sound world with adventurous improvisations.
She has toured Europe, Mexico and Korea as a soloist and with her ensembles, was invited to sing and play her compositions several times at Concertgebouw and received rave reviews for her performance at Podium Witteman and various festivals: “With her exceptionally warm sound, Chieko brings exactly what we need now: the most beautiful music by a new generation of talented musicians” – Grachtenfestival.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

March 28th

Performing:

Olaf

 

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

April 4th

Performing:
Joan Fort Trio
 
Joan Fort – guitar
Philip Lewin – double bass
David Puime – drums
Joan Fort,  a Spanish jazz guitarist and composer currently based in Amsterdam.
 
The trio will perform a musical concert that blends jazz with the characteristic swing and groove of the genre, combining original compositions of mine and tunes by relevant composers of the history of jazz music.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

April 11th

Performing

Mauro Cottone trio

Martí Mitjavila – clarinet

Martin Verde – guitar

Mauro Cottone – double bass

The trio is formed by three well known names of the Amsterdam jazz scene. They all graduated in Amsterdam Conservatory and they now teach and play in jazz clubs and festivals around Europe. In this intimate ensemble they explore the vast repertoire of the American song book, making a selection of the most beautiful and less known jazz songs. The sound and the arrangements of the trio are inspired by musicians like Don Byas, Oscar Pettiford and Ahmad Jamal

Music starts at 18:00

April 18th

Performing:

Martí Mitjavila Trio

Martí Mitjavila – Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Simon Osuna – double bass

David Puime – Drums

Rooted in the jazz tradition, this chord-less clarinet trio presents original compositions and explores lesser-known material from the American Songbook with a modern and personal approach. The band has been regularly performing for over 5 years, the musical connection and trust with each other allows for abundant musical freedom and makes every performance an adventure.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.

Music starts at 18:00

April 25th

Performing:

TRA!

Emilio Maggiore – Guitar

Giuseppe Bord

asco – Bass

Amir Segev – Drums

TRA! started off as a Brazilian jazz band.

Their first inspiration was João Donato’s trio recordings from the 60’s.

After playing together for a few months their sound started to develop, adding influences from all kinds of genres (the bassist and the drummer studied both Latin and Jazz, while the guitarist is specializing in Ottoman and Hindustani music).

Now the band is bent on exploring musical boundaries and making a synthesis of all the music that they love. In just three years of activity they already played in numerous venues across the Netherlands and recorded numeroussessions, both as a trio and in collaboration with other musicians.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

May 2nd

Performing

Greta Holtrop – Vocals

Martijn Schok – Piano

Hans Ruigrok – Bass

Maarten Kruijswijk – Drums

 

The name Martijn Schok is synonymous with boogie woogie and piano blues. Martijn has played many Dutch jazz and blues festivals and can be seen regularly at festivals in Europe and the USA.Martijn performs solo, as well as with singer Greta Holtrop and his swinging 3- to 7- piece band, and has up till now released sixteen successful boogie woogie CDs. Also, Martijn can be heard on many CDs as a guest boogie woogie or blues piano player.Martijn received the German Pinetop Boogie Woogie Award “Pianist Of The Year” 2013/2014″.His piano style is characterized by a large dose of swing, a steady groove and a high degree of virtuosity. It is clear he has a great deal of admiration for the music of the early American boogie woogie originators. Martijn is a respected interpreter of the boogie woogie style and appears at famous international festivals, such as the festival in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA), the Queen City Blues Festival in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), the Motor City Boogie & Blues Festival in Detroit (Michigan, USA), Blues Passions in France, and the international boogie woogie festivals in Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, England, Spain and the USA.

Music starts at 18:00

May 9th

Performing:

Coos

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

May 16th

Performing

Vintage Jazz Soul Quartet

• Joppe de Vree – Bass & Vocals

• Bouke Bijlsma – Guitar & Vocals

• Emile van Pelt – Piano & Vocals

• Pieter van Houte – Saxophone & Vocals

Meet the Vintage Jazz & Soul Quartet. Four stellar musicians with their roots in early jazz, r&b and soul music; all mastering their instruments and all singing. This quartet enjoys playing the songs that made people party, relax, dance and sing along in the good old days. And still do today.
Featuring Vintage Jazz Soul Quartet, playing  in Vintage Swinge style. 
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

May 30th

Performing:
Olaf
 
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

June 6th

Performing:
Joan Fort Trio
 
Joan Fort – guitar
Philip Lewin – double bass
David Puime – drums
Joan Fort,  a Spanish jazz guitarist and composer currently based in Amsterdam.
 
The trio will perform a musical concert that blends jazz with the characteristic swing and groove of the genre, combining original compositions of mine and tunes by relevant composers of the history of jazz music.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

June 13th

Performing: Dimitrios piano trio

Dirk Balthaus: piano

Sven Schuster: bass

Dimitrios Kosmidis drums


Sven Schuster is a German Double Bass player who is living in Amsterdam. After his bass studies in Graz [Austria] and Amsterdam Sven became a professional musician and stayed in Amsterdam. Schuster is well known in the Netherlands as a reliable Jazz Bass player.

Pianist Dirk Balthaus studied in Hilversum and is an active member of the Dutch Jazzscene for 35 years. He has been involved in ca. 40 Cd productions. As a member of the Millennium Jazz Orchestra he shared the stage with some great players like Benny Golson, Lee Konitz and many others.
Pianist Dirk Balthaus let us hear the difference between making music and let music happen… His story-telling is remarkable. – Jazzflits

Dimitrios Kosmidis: In 2012 he completed his Bachelor studies at the Conservatory in Maastricht, studying with Arnoud Gerritse and Ron van Stratum. In 2014 he completed his Master studies next to Stephane Galland and Dre Pallemaerts.

In a playful way, the Trio will present a fine and entertaining selection of standards and Jazz Classics. Tunes from Broadway composers like Jerome Kern, compositions from Jazz Giants like Thelonius Monk and Horace Silver and also some groovy stuff.

Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

June 27th

Performing: Chieko Donker Duyvis Ensemble. 

Enjoy the night of Brazilian Jazz with the cellist, vocalist and composer Chieko Donker from Amsterdam with Brazilian/Japanese roots.
Inspired by classical music, Brazilian, jazz and Latin American music, her trio creates a unique sound world with adventurous improvisations.
She has toured Europe, Mexico and Korea as a soloist and with her ensembles, was invited to sing and play her compositions several times at Concertgebouw and received rave reviews for her performance at Podium Witteman and various festivals: “With her exceptionally warm sound, Chieko brings exactly what we need now: the most beautiful music by a new generation of talented musicians” – Grachtenfestival.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00

August 29th

Performing:
Heran trio 

Eran Har Even: guitarist

Omer Govreen: bass

Wouter Kühne: drums 

Eran is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits.
Join us after work for an evening of live music, food and drinks.
Music starts at 18:00
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