The Līva Dumpe Quintet and NAUSYQA have won the semifinals of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award. In the final the bands will compete with the New School Jazz Sextet (The School of Jazz & Contemporary Music at the New School, New York); Nicole McCabe Quintet (USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles); Siena Jazz Quintet (Siena Jazz - Accademia Nazionale del Jazz, Siena), and ESMUC Jazz Quintet (Escola Superio de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona).
Imperfect Bread won the incentive prize.
The members of the Līva Dumpe Quintet are Līva Dumpe, vocals; Ketija Ringa-Karahona, flute; Massimo Imperatore, guitar; Jort Terwijn, double bass, and Ilia Rayskin, drums. NAUSYQA consists of Pedro Nobre, drums; Miguel Valente, alto sax; Richard Nacinelli, electric bass; Antonio Todisco, electric guitar; Jelle Willems, piano, and Antonio Moreno, trumpet.
The members of Imperfect Bread are Līva Dumpe, voice; Federica Lorusso, piano; Aleksander Sever, vibraphone; Matteo Mazzu, electric bass, Leonardo Lucibelli, percussion, and Rod Oughton, drums.
The final takes place on Wednesday 30 March at the Bimhuis. Read more