About the concert
Gospel Jazz with The Jonny Boston Quartet and the Gospel Jazz Trio (Amsterdam/London)
Gospel grew out of the church music and spirituals, and it was this mixture of styles that formed the basis of Gospel music. The goal of Gospel is to galvanize the audience into prayer, to preach the word of god. Yet, it is a spirited and joyous style, tying the congregation together with swaying body movements and answered singing.
Here, Gospel meets Jazz. The Jonny Boston Quartet will be joined by the three singers from the Amsterdam based Gospel Jazz Trio and together they will perform such staples as “I’ll Fly Away”, “Down by the Riverside”, and of course “When the Saints go Marching In”.
Jonny Boston Vocals & Tenor Saxophone
Jan Willem van Delft Piano
Pierre Dunker Bass
Tom Nieuwenhuijse Drums
Maireke Meliesie Vocals
Clifton Grep Vocals
Tabasum Westra van Til Vocals