Every year at 12 Points we host the European Jam Session where 12 Points artists can jam with eachother and local musicians. The jam is different each year due to sponteneity, location and musicians so we asked solo trumpeter Hilde Marie Holsen, to give her views on the European Jam Session this year. Hilde got super involved with all aspects of the festival this year from her amazing performance, to her input at the Jazz Futures discussions to making 'scratchy sounds' at the jam. We were delighted to hear about her experience.
"Once you grasped its grammar, the music revealed itself, moving seamlessly between gnarly grooves and loose, open textured freedom, using simple ‘compositions’ - some of them just a few bars long - as starting points for adventures at the outer reaches of music." - Cormac Larkin
Excitement is in the air today as 12 Points festival begins in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain with our first three acts The Embla (Denmark), Marco Mezquida (Spain) and the Eva Klesse Quartet (Germany).
The European ‘Jam Session’ held each year at 12 Points creates a platform for 12 Points artists from 12 different countries to join together with each other and local musicians for new musical experiences. Have a read to find out about this year’s jam venue and the musical sparks that fly!
“The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.” - The Irish Times
“Four dizzyingly diverse international triple-bills...a splendidly challenging festival" - Jazzwise UK