For many, jazz is just a 4-letter word. For some, jazz isn't even a word. Hopefully, you know enough to head to Landmark today.
Landmark is presenting a jazz evening with the Duo In Unison, on 20th August, at the Somajiguda outlet. Duo In Unison is a Netherlands-based twosome - vocalist Anne Chris and pianist Berend van Den Berg - and the duo is expected to treat their listeners with some soulful renditions that include Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life", Duke Ellington's "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", Anne Chris' "Empty Road", and lots more.
Anne Chris (born in Alkmaar, 1977) concluded her vocal-training at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2003. That same year, she made her debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague. In 2004, Anne Chris' debut CD, "Tomorrow Is Today", was released by Stichting Jazz Impuls. The CD premieres 6 of her own compositions complemented by pop and jazz standards in original arrangements. She has accompanied Wim Bronnenberg (guitar), Marcus Olgers (piano), Cord Heineking (contrabas), Martijn Vink (drums), Ruud Breuls (trompet), en Bart Fermie (percussie), sax-player Tineke Postma and the tabla player Niti Ranjan Biswas, among other musicians.
Berend finished his music studies at the Royal Conservatory, and had lessons with, among others, Frans Elsen, Irv Rochlin and John Clayton. Now he is a teacher at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. He has played with the Jeff Reynolds Quintet and accompanied singers such as Ann Burton, Denise Jannah, Astrid Seriese, Joop Thonhauser, Lils Mackintosh, and the flute player Ellen Helmus. Currently, he plays in the Hein de Jong Quartet, and sometimes, with Ferdinand Povel and John Engels. He also features in bands with the trumpet player Menno Daams.
Entry to the event is free. Please contact 4050-5000 for further details.