Two concerts by piano virtuoso Matthew Shipp
The SummerJazzCycleTour gets underway on the last Saturday in August. This tour combines cycling through Groningen's lovely Reitdiep valley with listening to intimate jazz concerts in medieval churches and farmer's barns. Jazz buffs can choose from one of four cycling routes. On the way they can stop and enjoy several different concerts. There are a number of places where they can also switch to a different route. The American pianist Matthew Shipp will give two performances at the church in Klein Wetsinge. The concerts are at 1.15 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.
American pianist Matthew Shipp (1960) has often been compared to Cecil Taylor. In 1984 he moved to New York so that he could play with bassist William Parker, which he eventually did in David Ware's quartet. When he first started out Shipp played mainly free jazz but his musical career now extends to contemporary classical. He is considered a stylistic innovator on the piano. “Unique and recognizable style” (AllMusic) and “Stunning in originality” (Jazziz Magazine).
For more information please see the website ZomerJazzFietsTour.