January 9th Tineke Postma will play at the Jazz Gallery for the first time as a (co)leader, together with Greg Osby. Their new group Sonic Halo will feature Helen Sung, Adam Arruda and Martin Nevin. January 9th they will play music from their latest CD “Sonic Halo”, that was released October 2014. More info.
Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazz saxophonist and composer. She performs with her groups and as a sideman since 2003. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding), has been released in 2011 worldwide, received raving reviews and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. UK ”The Evening Stardard” called her ”One of the leading ladies in Jazz!”
De Downbeat Poll 2012 has listed Tineke as Rising Star #5 in the soprano saxophone category and #10 for alto sax. On April 30 Tineke performed for the International Jazzday at the Asembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter.
In 2009 Tineke has received the Jazz Juan Revelations Award (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), in 2006 the prestigious Midem “ International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award”, in 2003 The Sisters in Jazz All Star Award”. Tineke was nominated twice for the Paul Acket Award (North Sea Jazz). Tineke’s cd “The Traveller” received an Edison nominations in 2010 and her latest album “The Dawn of Light” won the Edison, National Category in 2011.
Tineke is part of Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic CD and Group which won a GRAMMY for BEST VOCAL ALBUM 2012, Tineke plays 4 solos on this album.
This album is promising an absolutely fresh and intriguing music. Osby’s modern energetic and acoustic conceptual sounds meet the melodic European influences of Tineke. A recording with two soprano saxophones has hardly ever been done before; it’s pretty uncommon. The intriguing mix of male and female ingredients from Greg and Tineke will show that times have changed and jazz is not a music style dominated by males anymore.
Greg Osby was Tineke’s mentor once, now Greg admits they are peers and he has a lot to learn from her. It is a multicultural project uniting the greatest young musicians from the NYC scene, the Netherlands and Australia. Besides all, this is the first album of Tineke in the last 3 years and for the first time she has been recording as a co-leader with Greg. This album will show her new musical developments influenced by her long stays in NYC and performances with top artists of the US jazz scene. LA Times listed Sonic Halo as one of best jazz albums 2014.