Tuesday, 2010 May 25th, 8 PM
Great Guild Hall
Michiel Borstlapís Jazz trio (Holland)
Stichting Diabetes Onderzoek Nederland, Wings of Support, Advisory Council Stichting Borstbeeld ambassador,
The Thelonious Monk/BMI Composers Award, Golden Calf Best Score 2008, Edison Jazz Award 2009 winner
Michiel Borstlap (piano)
Harry Emmery (bass),
Erik Kooger (drums)
Michiel Borstlap is one of the most interesting phenomena in contemporary jazz music. He enjoys a profile rare among jazz musicians, and is also a published author, Esquire columnist and film composer. The Emir of Qatar commissioned him to compose the worldís first Opera in Arabic (in 2006 Borstlap wrote a book Opera in Qatar about these adventures).
The Guardian wrote: Borstlapís balance between accessible grooving and mysterious speculation is subtly sustained, and he the improvisational surprises just keep coming.
Crystalline piano playing
New York Times