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Tineke Postma

Tineke Postma is a star in the Dutch and international jazz scene. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scholarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke graduated with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity. AWARDS: Her remarkable compositions and artistry have been acknowledged with several awards, among which the Jazz Juan Revelations Award 2009 (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival). the prestigious Midem "International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award" in 2006 (which was broadcast live and nationwide on the French TV channel France 3), the "Jazz All Star Award" (2003) and three Dutch awards: Langs de Lijn Award (2007), Singer Laren Jazz Award (2002), and the Heijmans Award (2004). In 2008, Tineke was nominated for another prestigious Dutch Prize: the Notenkraker Award. This year, 2009, she was nominated for the Paul Acket Award (North Sea Jazz). TINEKE POSTMA QUARTET: The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2002 and has played at many international festivals, like North Sea Jazz, Middelheim Festival in Antwerpen, Festival,Young Euro Jazz Berlin, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) , Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia) Yokohama Jazz Festival ( Japan) and the Hanoi Jazz Festival in Vietnam.The Tineke Postma International Quartet, featuring Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington started in February 2009. TINEKE POSTMA INTERNATIONAL QUARTET. Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums.This group was founded in 2009, February when Tineke recorded her new cd "The Traveller". Tineke performed with the above mentioned musicians at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival and at Jazz Ramatuelle in France. CD'S: Tineke recorded four cd's and a dvd: debutcd "First Avenue "(2003) was recorded during her college years and had been very well received internationally. Her second cd "For the Rhythm ( Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington" was released in 2005 and was in the top 20 of the Jazz Week Chart for three weeks and had was broadcasted by more than 250 radiostations. Her third CD is "A Journey That Matters feat. Terri Lyne Carrington "(2008) .Tineke recorded her rorth cd "The Traveller" with her international Quartet ( Terri Lyne Carrington, Scott Colley and Geri Allen) in Febuary 2009 at the Systems Two Studio in New York. The cd has been released in The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Luxembourg on 1 May 2009 and will be released in the rest of Europe and the US in January 2010. PROJECTS: Tineke participated in the "Billie and Me" project, a musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Joan Osnborne . They played at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (LA), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre (Pittsburgh), Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park). Tineke toured internationally with the Terri Lyne Carrington Group (Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Matthey Garrisson, ea). They played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel), Beantown Jazz Festival (Boston, US) and the International Jazz Festival Munster (Germany)Tineke worked with the free jazz Dutch drummer legend Han Bennink and Bassist Ernst Glerum.In 2003, Tineke performed with the Sisters in Jazz Project in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach, as well as at the North Sea Jazz, Jazz Vienne (France) and Umbria Jazz (Italy)In her home country (The Netherlands), Organised by 'Jazzimpuls" Tineke performed with Fleurine ( ' Tribute to Duke Ellington') Anne Chris and the Turkish native singer Esra Dalfidan. TV:Tineke Postma was in 2007 in the Dutch programme Vrije Geluiden (VPRO/NPS). Tineke was featured as the only European artist in the prestigious US documentary series Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense -- "Everything Everywhere" which had been broadcasted nationwide on 11 May 2009 Documentary Channel (Dish 197) as well as NYCTV and many other TV channels. Discography A Journey That Matters (2007) For The Rhythm (2005) First Avenue (2003) www.tinekepostma.com

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