Amersfoort Jazz is a contempororary and dynamic international festival for World Jazz music, which takes place in the city of Amersfoort from 24 to 27 May, 2018.
Each year, Amerfoort Jazz selects a specific foreign country to be featured. In 2018 the focus is on Belgium. Amersfoort Jazz contracted some of the most outstanding players from Belgium, to perform at the festival. There will also be a Dutch/Belgian collaboration; Artist in Residence Eric Vloeimans
brings Tuur Florizoone to Amersfoort Jazz, a real jazz pioneer playing the accordion.
To not only present Belgian artists, but also to encourage reciprocity and stimulate exchange, Dutch Performing Arts and Amersfoort Jazz work together to invite a group of Belgian presenters to Amersfoort Jazz. The delegation will participate in the World Jazz Conference on Saturday 26 May, with a special session on the collaboration between the Netherlands and Belgium. On that same day, the festival will present works of Artvark, Oene van Geel, Tiltan
, Eric Vloeimans
, Martin Fondse and many other Dutch musicians.