Sanem Kalfa and George Dumitriu’s paths have crossed several times in the past few years. Both studied at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Amsterdam and have worked together with musicians like Ambrose Akinmusire, Michel Godard, Michael Moore, Kaja Draksler and Peter Herbolzheimer. And Dumitriu was a member of Sanem Kalfa’s band in her debut album “Nehir”. They seem to be able to unfold perfectly together: Sanem Kalfa, from Turkey, is not only an outstanding singer who won the first prize at the Shure Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition a few years ago, but also a composer. South American styles, Turkish traditions, avant-gardist and classic jazz flow into her compositions and she sings in different languages. She has found a congenial partner in George Dumitriu, a well-versed Romanian guitarist, improviser, composer, violinist and violist who is also at home in contemporary jazz and adjacent fields. As a leader, he recorded his first album titled “Nostalgia”. “Dance” the album jointly recorded with Kalfa is in contrast very contemporary and full of experiments and fantasy. A meditative, self-assured piece, barely interspersed with electronics, multifaceted and full of suggestive potential.
The concert is partially seated.