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LEIDEN NL 11, 12 & 13 OCTOBER 2013 HET LEIDSE VOLKSHUIS AALMARKTZAAL / SCHELTEMA

Jazz Blues Pop Singer-Songwriter Performance

CONCERTS OPEN MIC JAM SESSIONS EXPO

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ACADEMY

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The Jazz Harp Foundation The Jazz Harp Academy & Festival Concerts Jam session & Open Mics Workshops & specials Intensive Courses Expo Schedule Artists & faculty Special thanks Benefactors Floor plan Het Leidse Volkshuis Leiden city centre map

Jazz Harp Festival & Academy 2013, a production of the Jazz Harp Foundation Overall festival management, programming, fundraising: Sabine Meijers Overall festival management, programming, marketing & communication: Brenda Dor-Groot Production: Lukas van der Heijde & Anouk van Oosterom

WELCOME A warm welcome to all participants, faculty, volunteers, session musicians, visitors, and audience! We are proud to present the 1st edition of the Jazz Hap Festival, and the 3rd edition of the Jazz Harp Academy. A new festival for lovers of jazz, blues, singer-songwriting and improvisation, built around an intensive educational program for harp players with aspirations beyond the obvious traditions. Audience and participants can enjoy three days of inspiring concerts, jam sessions, workshops and presentations. We hope that you will enjoy being part of this festival weekend, and that it will be an enlightening experience for you. We sincerely thank BplusC Library and center for Arts and Culture, the City of Leiden, and other local partners for a warm welcome in this beautiful city. Our gratitude also concerns the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSB fonds, Cultuurfonds Leiden and other benefactors. We’d like to stay in touch and meet you again, either online or at future events. If you subscribe to our newsletter at jazzharp.org, you’ll always know how to find us, and we will know how to find you! ;) With our best wishes, on behalf of the JHF Board of Directors & Advisory Board, Sabine Meijers & Brenda Dor-Groot JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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THE JAZZ HARP FOUNDATION The Jazz Harp Foundation lives at www.jazzharp.org and links musicians, students, and audiences around the world through: šj^[@Wpp>WhfM[Xi^ef šj^[@Wpp>Whf<[ij_lWb šj^[@Wpp>Whf7YWZ[co šj^[@Wpp>WhfD[mib[jj[hikXiYh_X[6mmm$`Wpp^Whf$eh] šj^[=beXWb@Wpp>Whf9Wb[dZWh šj^[@Wpp>WhfB_XhWho šmehai^efi"edb_d[b[iiediWdZceh[

THE JAZZ HARP ACADEMY Ever since the start of the Jazz Harp Foundation in 2007, we have pictured a jazz harp course that is more than an incidental workshop. A training that is designed to last, to help talented students and professionals advance their jazz harp playing, and to give beginner and intermediate players more tools and confidence to improvise. An intensive course with a faculty of the finest jazz harpists ànd non-harpist jazz educators. Providing opportunity to experience playing in a band, jam sessions and inspirational concerts by faculty members. In 2010, the Jazz Harp Academy was born in Rotterdam. At the invitation of Louisiana State University, the 2nd edition took place in the USA at the birthplace of jazz, and today, you are attending its 3rd edition.

OUT THIS FALL:

THE OFFICIAL AND RENEWED VERSION OF OUR METHOD ‘THE VERY BASICS OF JAZZ HARP’, INCLUDING ‘HARPING MINUS ONE’ PLAYALONG CD!

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THE JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL This edition of the Academy is taking place under the umbrella of an entire Jazz Harp Festival, another dream come true. With many local, national and international partners, we are happy to present a full program of activities celebrating the versatility of the harp in jazz, blues, singer-songwriting and improvisation. Festival headliner is the ‘First Lady of Electric Harp’ Deborah Henson-Conant, who will perform an exciting one-woman show on Friday at the beautiful Aalmarktzaal, and teach a set of inspiring lessons and workshops. Further international harpist faculty members Wh[i_d][h#ied]mh_j[hWdZ\eba^Whf_ijCW[l[=_bY^h_ijKI7%IYejbWdZWdZ`Wpp^Whf_ij Heii_jpWC_b[liaW<hWdY[%8kb]Wh_W$J^[om_bbfbWoWjj^[IY^[bj[cWYecfb[n_dWd exclusive double bill performance on Sunday October 13. @Wppcki_Y_WdiWdZ[ZkYWjehi\hecJ^[D[j^[hbWdZiWdZWXheWZm_bbj[WY^Wjj^[ Jazz Harp Academy and give various workshops. The festival is working closely with BplusC center for Art and Culture. The characteristic BplusC building Het Leidse Volkshuis is the central festival venue bustling with activity for three days in a row. There are workshops especially for harpists, workshops for all instrumentalists and even activities for those who do not even play an instrument, such as ‘Body Percussion’ or ‘Listening to jazz’. Open mic sessions will take place at the Expo, where the Passion Food cafe will also be located amidst a wonderful harp exhibit. On Saturday night, a lively jam session will be held at De Branderij, where debut jazz players can be heard alongside seasoned jazz musicians. Comify, a new social medium on the verge of its international launch, will be reporting from the festival online. Also, parts of the festival can be seen worldwide through live streaming, and young talent will be enabled to record webcasts of their playing. All this is made possible through a crowdfunding project at www.voordekunst.nl and with the important support of Cultuurfonds Leiden, the VSB Fonds and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

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DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT

– with special guests Olga Shishkina and the Red Limo String Quartet Friday, October 11, 2013 – 20.15 @ Aalmarktzaal, Aalmarkt 7, 2311 EC Leiden € 18 / € 15 for youth up to 18, and BplusC students Tickets to be collected at Het Leidse Volkshuis On Friday night, festival headliner Deborah Henson-Conant, the American ‘First Lady of Electric Harp’, will perform in the beautiful Aalmarktzaal. A charismatic performer accompanying her songs, storytelling and jazz and blues playing with the strap-on electric harp. Henson-Conant will show us the true versatility of this instrument, and at the same time make us realize that it isn’t so much about the instrument you play, but about what you communicate through it. Proof of this will also be given in a special one-time collaboration with the grooving Red Limo String Quartet. The Jazz Harp Festival is further proud to present Olga Shishkina as a special guest to Deborah Henson-Conant’s show, in collaboration with Koistinen Kantele. Olga is a top talent on the electric Kantele, the ultramodern version of an old Finnish folk instrument. An exciting and for sure very inspiring concert!

Special thanks to Camac Harps

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MAEVE GILCHRIST & ROSSITZA MILEVSKA

– opened by the Harpbreakers led by Deborah Henson-Conant Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 16.15 @ Scheltema Leiden, Marktsteeg 1, 2312 CS Leiden € 14 / € 11 for youth up to 18 and BplusC students Maeve Gilchrist is a superb singer-songwriter and harp player with Scottish roots, currently living in Boston, USA. She was raised in a true folk music environment and schooled as a professional harp player and as a jazz singer. She has recently become part of the world-class faculty of Berklee College of Music, ‘the world’s singular learning lab for the music of today–and tomorrow.’ Expect an exquisite mixture of jazz and Scottish folk music. Rossitza Milevska will present a set of straight ahead jazz. Her thorough classical harp training and jazz piano education are topped off by a most spontaneous and funky-edged way of performing. Born in Bulgaria, currently she lives in the south of France, where she has recently been the winner of various important jazz awards. Both artists will be joined by members of the Jazz Harp Academy faculty so you can [d`eoj^[cki_Y_Wdi^_fe\AkhjIY^mWXiWnef^ed["@e^Wd9b[c[djf_Wde"=_]_8_ebYWj_ f[hYkii_edWdZCWai_cF[h[f[b_YWXWii$ The concert will be opened by the ‘Harpbreakers’, a group of harp players from Leiden formed especially for this occasion and led by Deborah Henson-Conant.

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JAM SESSION

– with the Jazz Harp House Band led by Kurt Schwab Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 20.30 @ De Branderij, Nieuwstraat 32, 2312 KC Leiden Saturday night is reserved for one of the most important elements of the Festival and the Academy: the jam session. Debut jazz players and seasoned jazz musicians will enjoy playing together and the audience will truly experience the harp to be a regular, however special, jazz instrument. Dinner will be served between 18.30 till 21.30 and we’ll all enjoy a great night out.

OPEN MIC

Saturday & Sunday, 12.30 – 13.30 @ the Expo cafe Open mic sessions are hosted on stage at the Expo on Saturday and Sunday at lunch time. Come on and enjoy the meal and music offerings, or better yet, sign up at the Festival desk and share your music with us!

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WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE

STRINGS OF PASSION / FROM IDEA TO PERFORMANCE – open to all – by Deborah Henson-Conant Sunday, October 13, 13.30 – 14.45%€ 25

How do you turn a good idea into a catchy performance? Which principles make you communicate with your audience? First-class performer Deborah Henson-Conant will give you insight in her creative processes in this great lecture-performance. She will take you along, out of the ordinary, into the extraordinary.

FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS

ARRANGING PART 1 AND 2

– by Rosetty Saturday, 11.00 – 12.30 & 13.30 – 15.00%€ 45 In this 2 x 75 minute workshop, you will learn the basics of arranging popular music. Rosetty is the arranger of many Dutch hits and composer of the ‘Harping Together’ sheet music series. She has been the principal harpist of the legendary Metropole Orchestra for years.

WRITE A POP SONG / FOR 8- TO 11-YEAR OLDS – by Habiba Saturday, 11.00 – 12.15%€ 25

In this workshop, we will write a pop song together! By the end of the workshop, not only will you be able to sing and play a song you helped create, but you will also know how to start writing your own songs at home!

A TASTE OF SINGER-SONGWRITING – by Habiba Sunday, October 13, 11.15 – 12.30

Would you like to write a song, but you don’t know where to start? Do you come up with nice melodies, but do you get stuck with the words? Do you find it easy to write good lyrics but get stuck trying to find a suitable melody? Do you find all your songs sound the same because you end up using the same chords and rhythms?Then this is the workshop for you! JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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HOW-TO-SURVIVE-A-JAM-SESSION CRASH COURSE – by Kurt Schwab Saturday, October 12, 19.30 – 20.30 / € 5 @ De Branderij, Nieuwstraat 32, 2312 KC Leiden

Playing at a jam session, how does it actually work? Picking up your instrument and join the group is a good start. But what are the habits, and how do session musicians interact while playing? Saxophone player and JHF education professional Kurt Schwab has been leading sessions for years at various clubs. He will teach a fun and practical crash course before the jam session on Saturday night. Other instrumentalists are also welcome to participate.

FOR HARPISTS

NEW BLUES

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GEAR UP YOUR HARP / AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS – by Brenda Dor-Groot and others Saturday, 13.45 – 15.00 / € 15

We will start with touring the expo, and searching for stuff to amplify your harp and create great effects. Then we will actually hook up both electric and acoustic harps and you will learn how to work with cables, mics, amplifiers and effect pedals.

HARPOMANIA / A TASTE OF POP HARP

– by Ghislaine Maclaine Pont & Annemarie van Dijk Sunday, October 13, 11.15 – 12.30 Do you want to be able to play your favorite tunes on your harp, at your own level? In this fun and practical workshop, you will learn where to start. Ghislaine and Annemarie will teach you how to work with accompanying patterns, melodic and rhythmic variations, and more.

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SPECIALS – FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

BODY PERCUSSION

– by Gigi Biolcati Saturday, October 12, 15.00 – 15.30 / Sunday, October 13, 10.30 – 11.00 The Indonesian Saman, Ethiopian Armpit Music, the Palmas in Flamenco, the Hambone, an African-American plantation dance from the US, all these folk traditions in music use body percussion. The human body gives you a direct experience of musical elements, such as beat, rhythm, and metre and helps you internalise rhythmic skills. Discover how the human body can make the most enchanting rhythms possible. Let’s get stomping, patching, clapping, snapping with the only instrument that everyone possesses.

PUBLISH YOUR MUSIC / INTRODUCTION AND Q&A – by Igor List & Inge Frimout Hei Saturday, October 12, 16.00 – 17.00

Where do you start if you want to publish your own sheet music and recordings? What is allowed, and what isn’t? How to go about all the rights issues? Igor is a specialist in the field of intellectual property and copyright law. Inge, a harpist, owns her own sheet music publishing company. They will share their knowledge and answer your questions. Other instrumentalists, singers and interested individuals are also welcome to participate.

LISTENING TO JAZZ

– by Kurt Schwab Sunday, October 13, 11.30 – 12.30 Listening to jazz is much more fun if you know what to listen for, and if you know a little bit about important artists, styles, and recordings. Come sit down and enjoy Kurt’s great selection of music and his wit and enthusiasm. Open to all interested musicians and listeners.

JAZZ HARP FROM THE TWENTIES TILL TODAY – video presentation developed by Sabine Meijers Continuous video presentation @ the Expo

The development of jazz harp presented in picture and sound. Early harp pioneers like Caspar Reardon and Adele Girard, harpists that became very popular in the jazz world of the 60s and 70s like Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, and jazz harpists like Park Stickney and Edmar Castaneda, writing music history today. JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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INTENSIVE COURSE The core of the Jazz Harp Academy exists of two Intensive Course curriculums with a continuous learning curve: a 3 day course with advanced and intermediate groups and a 2 day course with intermediate and beginner groups. Lessons include Jazz & Improvisation, Harmony, Rhythm, Combo lessons, and more. On the faculty are the world’s foremost jazz harpists ànd non-harpist jazz musicians. After Park Stickney, Edmar Castaneda and Carol Robbins, jazz harpists at the 1st and 2nd editions, Deborah Henson-Conant, Maeve Gilchrist and Rossitza Milevska are invited for the 3rd. They bring a diverse palette of musical styles, including lever harp and performance focus. The Jazz Harp Foundation’s ‘in-house’ education professional, jazz saxophonist Kurt Schwab, is responsible for Intensive Course curriculum, in close cooperation with initiators Sabine Meijers and Brenda Dor-Groot, Jazz pianist Johan Clement and Kurt are contributing deeper knowledge of jazz theory and harmony, and their extensive experience in band playing and band coaching. 3 DAY COURSE SCHEDULE

2 DAY COURSE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 11, 2013 08.30 – 09.30 arrival/registration 09.30 – 11.00 Get physical with your harp 11.15 – 12.30 Harmony 12.30 – 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 13.30 – 14.45 Hands-on Jazz & Improvisation 15.00 – 16.30 Combo lesson 15.30 – 16.30 Gear up your harp 20.15 Concert Deborah HensonConant & special guests Saturday, October 12, 2013 09.00 – 10.15 Harmony 10.30 – 11.45 Hands-on Jazz & Improvisation 12.00 – 12.30 Body percussion 12.30 – 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 13.15 – 14.00 Bass line workout 14.15 – 15.00 Melodic workout 15.30 – 16.45 Combo lesson 19.30 – 20.30 How-to-survive-a-jam-session crash course 20.30 Jam Session

Saturday, October 12, 2013 08.30 – 09.30 arrival/registration 09.30 – 10.30 Hands-on Harmony 11.00 – 12.30 Get physical with your harp 12.30 – 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 13.30 – 14.00 Body percussion 14.15 – 15.15 choice of Combo lesson or New Blues 15.30 – 16.30 Gear up your harp 19.30 – 20.30 How-to-survive-a-jam-session crash course 20.30 Jam Session

Sunday, October 13, 2013 09.00 – 09.45 Listening to jazz 10.00 – 11.15 Harmony 11.30 – 12.30 Cherries in the pudding 12.30 – 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 13.30 – 14.45 Strings of Passion 16.15 Afternoon concert with Maeve Gilchrist & Rossitza Milevska

Sunday, October 13, 2013 09.00 – 09.45 Listening to jazz 10.00 – 11.00 Hands-on jazz & Improvisation 11.15 – 12.30 choice of Singer-songwriting or Harpomania/pop harp 12.30 – 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 13.30 – 14.45 Strings of Passion 16.15 Afternoon concert with Maeve Gilchrist & Rossitza Milevska

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WELCOME AT THE EXPO Expo opening hours Friday 16.00 – 19.45, Saturday 09.00 – 18.00, Sunday 09.00 – 15.30 ACCUSOUND 172 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, S6 4EE England www.accusound.com High quality amplification systems for all acoustic musical instruments. The Accusound system for harp, suitable for pedal and lever harps, consists of a unique strip microphone which picks up a high quality reproduction of your instrument’s sound. This signal can then be fed into the convenient 2 channel Accusound amplifier with built in speaker and a selection of effects, or into a larger PA system. All Accusound systems are available with a wireless option to allow for more flexibility. COMIFY www.comify.net Comify is a free and fun way to share your thoughts inside a picture. Make use of comic techniques like speech balloons to show your followers what you see in a picture. Make your own photo comic or let your followers add photo comics to your story either by reusing your comics or adding other comics. It’s simple: 1. Capture a picture or upload from your photo album, 2. Instantly add header, footer, speech balloons or thought balloons, 3. Upload comic to your profile and let your followers react to it! It’s easy to use, fun to do and makes you see things differently. :emdbeWZ9ec_\o_dj^[7ffijeh[Yec_d]ieedehWYY[iiekh\kbb#\[Wjkh[Zm[Xi_j[ed www.comify.net. CREIGHTON’S COLLECTION 244 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9JG United Kingdom www.cccd.co.uk Creighton’s Collection are specialist publishers of harp music who operate a unique Co-Production Publishing Scheme publishing music for many harpists including Monika Stadler, Athy and Ben Creighton Griffiths. We also print and distribute sheet music for independent publishers including Adlais Music Publishers, The David Watkins 9ebb[Yj_ed"7YWf[bWFkXb_i^_d]9ecfWdo9Wjh_d<_dY^WdZJ^[9bWhiWY^IeY_[jo$ Finally we sell harp recordings and sheet music from independent artists and publishers including Deborah Henson-Conant, Maeve Gilchrist and Rossitza Milevska. JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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DE VEER–VAN HATTEM HARPEN 8kkhjbWWdM[ij'&&")/&+@LL[[d[dZWWb"J^[D[j^[hbWdZi www.harpen.nl The address not only for buying pedal harps, lever harps and Rees Harpsicles, but also for cW_dj[dWdY["_djedWj_ed%h[]kbWj_edWdZh[fW_he\cWdoXhWdZi$M[YWdcWa[YkijeccWZ[ wire strings ourselves, both metalwire and silkwire, and nylon wrapped strings. We have many possibilities for rental, hire purchase and finance. Visit www.harpen.nl and find our large range of Aoyama, David, Mürnseer, Rees Harpsicles, Rees and Riedel harps. DE ZINGENDE SNAAR HARPEN CWhaj-"*'*'8=B[[hZWc"J^[D[j^[hbWdZi www.zingendesnaar.nl ?dekh^Whfi^ef:[P_d][dZ[IdWWhJ^[I_d]_d]Ijh_d]oekm_bbÅdZX[Wkj_\kb Celtic harps manufactured with care by Dusty Strings, Camac, Teifi, Silver Spear, Killarney and Weissgerber. We also sell Pilgrim pedal harps. We are carrying a large collection of sheet music for the harp, harp strings, music stands, tuners, harp pickups and lots of other accessories. KOISTINEN KANTELE Fredrikinkatu 71 A 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland www.koistinenkantele.com The kantele is a traditional plucked string instrument native to Finland. Today kantele is expanding in Finland and getting more and more popular internationally. Koistinen kanteles are recognised for their unique brilliant sound, a result of decades of devoted work and development. The versatile collection of Koistinen Kantele includes top professional concert instruments as well as kanteles suitable for beginners. We have even modernised small kanteles into a joyful and colorful family of easy to start and play instruments. You are welcome to visit and explore!

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OTJA HARPCENTER 8[dd[Xhe[a[hbWWd)+7"('('=H8[dd[Xhe[a"J^[D[j^[hbWdZi www.otjaharpcenter.nl At Otja Harpcenter, you will find both pedal and lever harps manufactured by Camac, Salvi and Lyon & Healy. Apart from many acoustic models, we carry electric and electroacoustic harps by each of these three brands. An extensive array of sheet music, strings and accessories is available in our store in Bennebroek as well. PRO ARTE CLASSICAL STRINGED INSTRUMENTS Geuzenstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium www.proarte.be Pro Arte is celebrating its 25th birthday! What started as a small one man shop in 1989 has now developed into a valued player on the international musical instrument markets. Our range of stringed instruments and accessories includes everything from violins to basses, guitars to mandolins and harps. Our own workshop is specialized in the restoration and fine tuning of old instruments. Pro Arte is the exclusive dealer for Camac Harps, Matsuoka and Candela Guitars and Lemoine Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses in Belgium. SALOPIAN STRINGS AND CASES FOR HARPS Oakfields Farm, Bourne Road, Defford, Worcester, WR8 9BT England www.salopianstrings.co.uk We specialise in the manufacture of wire bound bass strings for the Harp, and supply most of the United Kingdom and many harp makers worldwide with best quality gut and nylon, bound strings for Concert, Gothic, Grecian, Clarsach and Pleyel, and strings made to specification. Our harp cases evolved as a direct result of harp makers and harpists being unable to obtain the quality case they required. We make individually patterned and tailored carrying cases and dust covers for all harps. VELVET www.velvetmusic.nl VelvetMusic is a chain of 10 specialty record stores plus an online store. Each store has a distict own identity, but all are geared towards the ‘real music lover’. Most of them even sell vinyl. Velvet Leiden will be present at the Expo on Sunday, carrying most albums played at the ‘Listening to jazz’ special. Their store is only 2 bridges away from the festival venue. JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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Concertharpen Keltische harpen Bladmuziek Snaren Accessoires Openingstijden Dinsdag t/m vrijdag 9.30 - 17.30 uur Zaterdag 9 . 30 - 17.00 uur Otja harpcenter Bennebroekerlaan 35A 2121 GR Bennebroek Tel 023 - 584 90 03 Fax 023 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 584 10 69 info@otjaharpcenter.com http://www.otjaharpcenter.com

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DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT :[XehW^>[died#9edWdj_iW=H7CCO#Dec_dWj[Zh[YehZ_d]Whj_ijWdZj^[mehbZ½i premier electric harpist. She’s known for her high energy shows with orchestra and on solo stages, her evocative singing voice, her fusion of music and theater – and, for transforming the classical concert harp into a ‘Street Harp’ – a powerful, fully electric instrument a seventh of the size of a concert harp and fully electric. Her playing ranges from full-out bluesy to heart wrenching ballad. This is a feel-good, outside-the-box, bring-the-folks-you-love kind of show for audiences of all genders and ages- folks who want to celebrate what it means to passionately follow your own creative path. ‘Harpist, singer, songwriter, composer, author, cartoonist, entertainer, comedian – mix those together and you can just begin to describe Deborah Henson-Conant. Using her voice, her custom-built harp, her creativity and her love of symphonic music, Deborah Henson-Conant sculpts sound like others sculpt clay. Her performances blur the line between concert and Musical Theater. In her solo shows, she creates a world of sound, story and imagery out of solo harp and voice. In her orchestra shows she brings her background of improvisation and theater together with a love of lush, colorful orchestrations.’ JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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MAEVE GILCHRIST

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Still in her mid twenties, Edinburgh born harpist, singer and composer Maeve Gilchrist has been credited as an innovator on her native Celtic Harp due to her unique chromatic and improvisational approach to the instrument. With her distinct vocal sound and exquisite harp playing, Gilchrist has brought audiences to their feet all el[h;khef[WdZDehj^7c[h_YW$ Daughter to an Irish mother and Scottish father she grew up immersed in traditional folk music. After studying classical piano, Celtic harp and vocals at the City of Edinburgh Music School, she received a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, at age 17, to study jazz and world music. Today, she is the first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor by the Berklee College of Music’s string department and has written a folk harp method book, published by Hal Leonard Music. Maeve is based in Boston MA. She tours regularly with her own trio, featuring bass and fiddle and fusing her Scottish roots with the colors and freedoms of jazz. Maeve also plays with the legendary fiddler Darol Anger’s new All-Star Band, and has a duo project with percussive ZWdY[hD_Y=Wh[_ii$>[hWbXkc¼Ied]e\:[b_]^j½YWc[ out in 2010. She recently released a solo album called ‘The Ostinato Project’, an exploration of the harp with a focus on each hand working as an individual voice.

Rossitza Milevska was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she studied piano and harp at the DWj_edWbIY^eebe\Cki_Y$I^[Yedj_dk[Z^[h[ZkYWj_ed Wjj^[DWj_edWb7YWZ[coe\Cki_Y"[Whd_d]Xej^8WY^[beh and Master degrees in the study of classical harp. ?d'///Heii_jpWcel[ZjeD_Y["<hWdY["m^[h[i^[ expanded her harp education with the French Harp virtuoso Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, and her knowledge of jazz with the great French jazz pianist Robert Persi. ?d(&&.Heii_jpWmed'ijfh_p[Wjj^[Jh[cfb_dD_Y[ Jazz Festival with her trio and became the first jazz ^Whf_ijjef[h\ehcedj^[ijW][e\j^[D_Y[@Wpp<[ij_lWb$ Many prestigious jazz and harp festivals followed, and both as a soloist and with her trio she has earned 1st prices at events like the Auvernier Jazz Contest 2012 and the Tremplin Music Contest 2013 Jazz edition.

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KURT SCHWAB

JOHAN CLEMENT

Kurt Schwab is the Jazz Harp Foundation’s ‘in house’ education professional, and responsible for the Jazz Harp Academy’s Intensive Course curriculum. He earned his jazz saxophone degrees at the conservatories of Rotterdam WdZCWWijh_Y^jJ^[D[j^[hbWdZi"W\j[hijWhj_d]ekjm_j^ teachers like Paul van Kemenade and Adri van Velsen. Kurt currently plays 1930’s swing music, contemporary compositions, and hard bop on all types of saxophones, both as a side man or bandleader. Kurt is an experienced and passionate educator, holding teaching positions at lWh_ekicki_YiY^eebi_dj^[D[j^[hbWdZi$>[mWi^[WZ of the faculty at the Jazz Harp Academy in Rotterdam, J^[D[j^[hbWdZi_d(&'&"Wim[bbWiWjj^[(&''[Z_j_ed in Louisiana, USA, earning rave reviews from students at both editions.

Johan Clement is a Dutch jazz pianist and jazz piano j[WY^[hWj9eZWhji%Hejj[hZWc9edi[hlWjeho$>[^Wi worked with many leading artists like Toots Thielemans, Dee Daniels, Cecil Payne, Bruno Castellucci, Madeline Bell, Rita Reys, and Slide Hampton. Well known ensembles he toured with include The Golden Gate Quartet, J^[FbWjj[hi"j^[8HJEhY^[ijhWWdZj^[8[b]_WdD[m Look Trio. Today, he is the leader of his Trio Johan Clement, which has gained national acclaim through the many broadcasts of the TROS Sesjun concert with Scott Hamilton. He recorded 2 albums as a leader, From This Cec[djEd(&&(WdZEdH[gk[ij(&&,$ On Request is a tribute to Oscar Peterson, a daring project at which experts stated he succeeded with verve. In the liner notes of his first album, no one less than Toots Thielemans praised Johan’s ‘happy grooves and deeper harmonic conception’.

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WORKSHOP FACULTY

ROSETTY

HABIBA

GHISLAINE MACLAINE PONT

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Alongside her classical music studies in piano and harp at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Rosetty was active as a pop singer, resulting in several albums with record YecfWdo9DH$7i_jmWi¼dejZed[½_dj^ei[o[WhijefbWo pop or jazz as a conservatory student in professional classical music studies, she was forced to quit this career and cancel her record deal. Later on, Rosetty took up the thread of writing songs and today, over 15 of her songs have been recorded by well known Dutch artists. Rosetty was long time principal harpist of the Metropole Orchestra, also referred to as the ‘world leading jazzorchestra’, which enabled her to work with the likes of Steve Vai, Bob Brookmeyer and Herbie Hancock. Since 2009, she is teaching arranging and improvisation lessons at the conservatories of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht. Habiba writes delightful and gentle songs, like small tales, which she accompanies with her harp in a playful and rhythmic way, incorporating pop, jazz, blues and folk influences to create intimate and original music. As a live performer, Habiba is being described as ‘driven and intense’. Habiba picked up the harp at an early age. While enrolled at the Amsterdam Conservatory harp department, she felt a great need to make her own songs, instead of studying the classical repertoire, and decided to give in to this urge. In the Summer of 2007, she won the ‘Amsterdamse Cee_[Dej[d½Yecf[j_j_ed$?d(&&."i^[fh[i[dj[Z^[h EP ‘Jewellery Box’, and on April 18, 2013, her debut album named ‘Take Flight’. After studying classical music at the Rotterdam Conservatory, supplemented with arranging courses, Ghislaine has been teaching harp since 1980. Inspired at first by Harvi Griffin at the World Harp Congress in 1990 she started playing jazz harp. Many master classes and lessons followed with a variety of ^Whf_ijiikY^Wi>Whl_m^eci^[_dl_j[ZjeJ^[D[j^[hlands more than once), Park Stickney and others. Alongside her extensive teaching practice, Ghislaine has her own jazz combo named Silly Strings. She writes swinging arrangements, compositions, and musical theatre productions to perform with her students. She published the ‘Harpomania’ method for pop harp and developed workshops under the same title with Annemarie van Dijk.

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ANNEMARIE VAN DIJK

INGE FRIMOUT-HEI

IGOR LIST

Annemarie studied classical harp at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. D[njje^[hf[h\ehcWdY[WYj_l_j_[i"i^[_iWZ[Z_YWj[Z teacher with a particular interest in folk harp. With folk ^WhffbWo_d]_dJ^[D[j^[hbWdZi_dWijW][e\[Whbo development, the Dutch Folk Harp Society was founded in 1995 with Annemarie as a chairwoman for the first 5 years of its existence. Annemarie also got interested in popular music, and took master classes and workshops with harpists like Harvi Griffin, Park Stickney and Deborah Henson-Conant. At one of these occasions, she met her like-minded colleague Ghislaine Maclaine Pont, and together they developed the popular music courses ‘Harpomania’ and ‘The world according to Harp’. After initially learning to play the piano, Inge studied classical harp at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In addition, she studied South-American harp and song, celtic harp and composition. Inge has given many recitals with Voice and Harp in J^[D[j^[hbWdZiWdZX[oedZ$>[hÅhijiebe9:¼JhWl[b with the Moon’ was released in 1999, followed by ‘Kyra & Max’ in 2002 with a combination of Celtic, Dutch and South-American songs. She forms the duo ‘Stafford & Power’ with guitar & concertina player Pieter Thijssen. Inge has her own music publishing company, bringing out work by others as well as her own books, including teaching methods, celtic music, and highly popular works for harp ensemble. Igor List studied Business Law at the University of Leiden, Holland. He specialised in intellectual property and copyright law. Igor worked for a music store, a movie production group and a record company before and recently exchanged his mehaWjj^[:kjY^Yefoh_]^jeh]Wd_pWj_ed8kcW%Ij[chW for his own practice as a legal advisor for musicians and composers. Igor also gives legal workshops to conservatory students and at music industry events. He is driven by a will to assist people working in the world of arts & entertainment with their quest in the difficult realm of legal and business affairs. JAZZ HARP FESTIVAL & ACADEMY 2013

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GUEST ARTISTS

OLGA SHISHKINA

Olga is one of the main characters in the process of “reintroducing” Russian gusli and Finnish kantele to the music world by breaking national and stylistical limitations. She studied at St. Petersburg State RimskyKorsakov Conservatory majoring in gusli and in the meantime attending piano, organ and orchestral conducting classes. After graduating with the highest honors Olga moved to Helsinki and started Masters degree studies in Finnish concert kantele at Sibelius Academy. At the same time, following her interest to jazz, she also studied jazz piano as a secondary instrument. With her guitar and kantele duo project “Off limits” she was the first ever to use electric kantele in jazz context. Currently, Olga is actively involved as an electric kantele player in improvisational music.

RED LIMO STRING QUARTET After eight years of playing jazz, hiphop, bluegrass and pop music the Red Limo String Quartet possesses the qualities of a band, skillfully using their string instruments for playing bass lines, guitar licks and drum patterns. They enjoy surprising their audiences with all kinds of swinging, groovy or funky music, taking advantage but also extending the possibilities of a traditional string quartet. As part of the Dutch band ‘The Kyteman Orchestra’, Red Limo has taken on many large popfestivals in Holland, Germany, and just recently in Moscow. At the moment they are on tour with singer Janne Schra, where the concept of being a ‘string band’ is brought to a higher level. 24

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INITIATORS

SABINE MEIJERS

BRENDA DOR-GROOT

Sabine Meijers studied classical harp at The Royal Academy of Music in The Hague and Codarts Academy of Music in Rotterdam, followed by jazz and peformance classes by Park Stickney, Deborah Henson-Conant and Johan Clement, amongst others. Sabine performs a wide variety of musical styles including classical, tango and jazz. She played with several orchestras and choirs, and she regularly plays with smaller ensembles. One of her beloved projects is her own Alba Ensemble. This ensemble juggles and plays with the musical boundaries of the classical instrument the harp, the Hindi tabla and the jazz idiom of saxophone, guitar, bass, and drums. Sabine is a dedicated harp teacher at BplusC Leiden and IALH9Wf[bb[W%Z?@ii[b$I[l[hWbe\^[hijkZ[djiWh[ in specialized talent classes. All of them get to play in ensembles. As a guest teacher and harpist she travels all over the world to many international harpestry events. She is founding board member of the International Jazz Harp Foundation. Brenda Dor-Groot studied classical harp at the coni[hlWjeh_[ie\Hejj[hZWcJ^[D[j^[hbWdZiWdZ9ebe]d[ =[hcWdo$I^[fbWo[Zm_j^j^[;khef[WdKd_edOekj^ Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. Occasionally she still performs classical music, but since 2005 Brenda is actively involved in the world of jazz harp, both in spreading the gospel through the Jazz Harp Foundation and in playing. Brenda is regularly performing solo and in various interesting collaborations. With DJ, she improvises on tracks ranging from lounge to jazz and electronic dance music. Often originating from classical or folky themes made up on the spot, her improvisations with violonist Sietse van Gorkom usually end up rather funky. Brenda is currently specializing in blues playing, and presented her blues tone bending system in progress during a successful performance at the 2011 World Harp Congress in Vancouver. She performs with Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real 8bk[i>Whf8WdZieb_ZXeZo[b[Yjh_Y^Whf"]k_jWh"XWii" and drums) and in various jazz settings.

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www.bplusc.nl for a great collaboration on the entire event Under the motto ‘lifelong learning’, BplusC offers an extensive program of courses in the field of visual arts, history and cultural heritage, lifestyle, computer & new media, dance, theater, musical, music and languages. Its music section includes early music, classical music, fef%`WppWdZmehbZcki_Y and presents ample opportunity to play in orchestras, ensembles and bands. The BplusC Center for Community Arts supports thousands of citizens individually engaged in music, visual arts and writing to enrich their city.

www.leiden.nl for a warm welcome in their wonderful city Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in j^[D[j^[hbWdZi$J^[h_Y^ city history is still visible everywhere in the charming city centre. With the large number of museums, the many monuments and the thriving cultural climate the city is well-deserving of this reputation.

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www.passion-food.nl for accepting the challenge to run the Expo café From a passion for cooking, Mascha Smit started her own catering company, ‘Passion Food’. She won second place in the TV show MasterChef in 2010. She now runs a variety of cookery workshops and courses from her Cookery Studio in Leiden. The Studio is also open for dining, including a monthly Social Dining culinary night out at a long table.

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Geuzenstraat 19 - 2000 Antwerpen www.proarte.be België for generously provid0032 3 216 99 28 ing harps for the info@proarte.be - www.proarte.be educational program Pro Arte is a valued player on the international musical instrument market. Their range of stringed instruments and accessories includes everything from violins to basses, guitars to mandolins and… harps!

www.skvr.nl for generously providing harps for the educational program Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam Hejj[hZWc7hji;ZkYW# j_edYedd[Yjioekd] citizens of Rotterdam with art and culture. Its main goal is to stimulate enthusiasm for the arts and to develope creative talent.

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