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).
Jazz Futures IV at 12 Points – 2016
Informing priorities for the next generation of Europe’s Jazz Artists
11:00am to 2:30pm on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July
The Club at Victoria Eugenia Theatre, San Sebastián
Improvised Music Company are delighted to announce that 12 Points 2017 will take place in the vibrant city of Aarhus, Denmark in association with the Aarhus Jazz Festival and JazzDanmark, as part of the 2017 Aarhus European Capital of Culture events. The concert performances will be held in the bustling live music venue, Atlas, in downtown Aarhus.
12 Points will then return to Dublin for it’s 12th birthday in 2018.