Kika Sprangers Quintet
Kika Sprangers (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Eric Brugmans (guitar); Manuel Wouthuysen (piano); Danny van Ruitenburg (bass); Willem Romers (drums).
Fri 13 July 2018 17:15 - 18:30 Volga
Only 23 and already Kika Sprangers is seen as one of the most promising Dutch saxophonists. Her triumph began during her studies at the Utrecht conservatory, where she was selected as the leader of National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s saxophone section. Touring with this orchestra made Sprangers into the noteworthy and mature musician she is today. Her graduation concert in 2016 scored a nine (out of ten) with distinction. It wouldn’t be the last honor she received; her first EP Leaves Of Lily was given four stars in the Amsterdam daily het Parool. Furthermore, she was selected Young VIP of 2018 by Dutch jazz programmers, meaning she will visit many renowned Dutch clubs and festivals this year. After that she will record a debut album with her Large Ensemble, an extension of the Kika Sprangers Quintet with whom she is coming to the festival.