Friday, October 3, 2014 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Expo venue of Grand-Champ – jazz flute, techniques and improvisation


Pitch Plot 4, jazz quartett

Friday, October 3, 2014 – 20:30 – Grand-Champ theater, Gland

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Pitch Plot 4

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Pitch Plot Productions proudly presents the brand new international quartet initiated by -both in The Netherlands and France based- jazz flautist Jeroen Pek,  PITCH PLOT 4
Like most of his recent projects this again is a multi-national line up with the focus on exchange, adventure and dynamics in its broadest sense. 
Next to the fact that it represents three generations (ages between 20’s and 50’s) of jazz musicians, this American/Dutch/German group contains a set of remarkable features.

Jeroen Pek, flute

Jeroen Pek, flute ,

Jazz flautist, Professor at the Arnhem “Artez” Conservatory.

Pitch Plot is a brand new jazz quartet initiated by Jeroen Pek ,who is based in France and Holland. As with most of his recent projects the accent is put upon the multi nationality of the musicians, which encourages the exchange, adventure and energy of these performances.

The huge range of colour and dynamics from Jeroen Pek produce this incomparable sound,
which is Internationally renowned and makes him one today’s most eminent jazz flautists.

He has toured and recorded in many countries with his groups, Jeroen Pek Quartet,, Pitch Whitestrom, 6 Spoons and 1 Kitchen, has had many international exchanges with musicians such as Gerard Pansanel, (France), Giullia Valle, (Spain),Simone Sou, (Brazil) ,Nabil Khemir, (Tunisia),and Fathy Salamanca,(Egypt).

He has twice been finalist in composition contests at the prestigious ” Thelonious Monk”Jazz Institute in Washington D.C.
Jeroen teaches at the “Artez” Conservatory in Arnhem and also at the “Fonty School of Arts” in Tilburg (NL).

James Cammack, bass

One of the most striking feature is the New York based bass player James Cammack. For almost thirty years James has been touring (and recording) as the permanent bass player of piano legend Ahmad Jamal all over our planet. Next to that he worked with international stars such as Youssou n’Dour, Idris Muhamed and Manolo Badrena. 
Working with PITCH PLOT 4 can be considered as unique and even historic. It is after all the first time James collaborates with European musicians. 
James is known for his driving bass playing, virtuosity and incomparable own “voice” both on double bass and bass guitars.

Christian Pabst, piano

Pianist Christian Pabst is an extraordinary lyrical musician, and a poet at the piano. He toured all over the world with his well-known trio at times with guest player Gerard Presencer (UK) on trumpet. 
Born in a small German village close to the French border, he started playing the piano at the age of 7 and became passionate about Jazz when he joined the local big-band. In 2006, Christian moves to The Netherlands to study piano in Amsterdam. Furthermore, Christian was the pianist of the BuJazzO (National German Youth Jazz Orchestra), which gave him the possibility to work with impressive list of star conductors and artists. Christian teaches on the Amsterdam Conservatory (NL).

Onno Witte, drums

Dutch drummer Onno Witte is a musical omnivore with a vast reputation. He has been touring the planet with a wide array of projetcs (batucada group Medicamento, jazz-rock bands such as PitchWhiteStorm and Alter Ego, acoustic jazz such as WO IV and Jeroen Pek Quartet). His own project, Wildcard, with guest player such as the German saxophonist Volker Winck, is one of the striking high lights in his career. The second cd of this band is on the way. Onno teaches on the Fontys School of Arts/Tilburg (NL).