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Fri, Nov 10



Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt - Dutch Grammy Winners

Dutch Grammy award winners, singer Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt are coming to Canada this Fall to present their album ‘Crossing Canada’.

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Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt - Dutch Grammy Winners
Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt - Dutch Grammy Winners

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gibsons, 350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8, Canada

About the Event

Crossing Canada tour

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt – voice & guitar

Dutch Grammy award winners singer Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt will come to Canada in the Fall of 2023 to present their album ‘Crossing Canada’. The album was recorded live during previous tours playing at festivals, in clubs and at the Canadian Opera Company, collaborating with Canadian musicians and teaching and performing as artist-in-residence at Universities in Toronto and Vancouver. The CD Crossing Canada got raving reviews in Europe. Now is the time to bring this music back to Canada!

.. the level of understanding has reached telepathic heights. Leonid Auskern – Jazzquad – Russia

The eleven original compositions sound like a road trip in itself, reflecting the emptiness and vastness of the Canadian landscape. Zing Magazine – The Netherlands

Crossing Canada opens up as an album with inspired guitar and vocals, harmonious and melodic, and full of surprising stories that you listen to intensely. Bernard Lefèvre – Jazz’halo – Belgium

Crossing Canada

In the past Dutch grammy award winners jazz singer Ineke Vandoorn & guitarist Marc van Vugt made several 5-week tours across Canada, traveling from east to west through the wide Canadian Prairies and over the Rocky Mountains. The played in a duo and also collaborated with some of the best Canadian musicians: Mark Kelso (drs), Søren Nissen (cb) en Michael Occhipinti (guit) These Canadian musicians can also be heard on the album.

The music and lyrics reflect the many travels we made and the people we met over the years in the flat land of the Dutch polders, in the French mountains and in the tropical rains of Bali. And, although touring can get pretty intense, sharing these stories with such a variety of audiences so far away from home felt very special.

'She’s an adventurous, striking singer known for her intense, operatic range, her extreme precision and her warm vocals. He’s a composer and guitarist renowned for his enchanting arrangements and spellbinding improvisations. Together they create creative and accessible world class jazz, music to take you comfortably to places beyond the mundane. Their Dutch Grammy-winning music pushes the emotional and melodic boundaries of song, creating intimate landscapes with exciting bursts of fervor, flavoured with Brazilian choro and a fairytale-like Scandinavian vibe". Vandoorn and van Vugt have taken the duo playing to a different level. Seamlessly and effortlessly they are switching roles and by times you are wondering who is doing what. They explore the boundaries of both improvisation and lyrical songs, creating their own world, never losing their sense of lyricism and harmony; free as a bird playing their song's. Some of the concerts were recorded live, though under simple circumstances. On this album we present a selection of these recordings, making you part of the precious moments we experienced while crossing Canada.

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt - bio

With fairy-like sounds, funky arrangements, modern music full of harrowing and twisting harmonies and sadly comforting songs, singer/pianist Ineke Vandoorn and her partner in music composer/guitarist Marc van Vugt explore boundaries in an admirable and fascinating way: between improvisation and composition, in original songs with regular lyrics and in pure improvisations, by giving their characteristic interpretation of standards or by amalgation of different musical expressions.

In the intimacy of a duo, trio or quartet, and with surprising and original crossovers with a chamber choir or a full orchestra, Like the Dutch Metropole Orchestra or the Dutch Chamber choir. Jazz as a conception is reinvented time after time; Fantasy, technical skill and willpower as a guarantee for a primal emotional impact: Music that will reverberate in your head for a long time. Marc and Ineke released 11 cd's. Their original approach has taken them to clubs and festivals over the world, including Canada, USA, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Austria, Macedonia and Hungary. They recorded and performed with renowned musicians as Thomas Chapin, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Wheeler, Alain Clark en Norma Winstone.

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