Born: August 31, 1978 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowleged active jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity. The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”!
AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz Juan Revelations Award in 2009 (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival). In 2006, Tineke won the prestigious Midem “International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award” in France, which she received during an award ceremony “Les Victoires de Jazz” that had been broadcasted live and nationwide on the French tv, channel France 3. In 2003 Tineke received the “Jazz All Star Award” (USA) Tineke also received several Dutch awards: “Langs de Lijn Award” (2007), “Singer Laren Jazz Award” (2002),”Heijmans Award” (2004). In 2008, Tineke had been nominated for another prestigious Dutch Prize: the “Notenkraker Award”. For two years in a row, 2009 and 2010, Tineke was nominated for the “Paul Acket Award” (North Sea Jazz).
TINEKE POSTMA QUARTET The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2002 and has played at many international festivals, like North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Middelheim Festival, Antwerp (Belgium), Nice Jazz Festival (France) , Victoria Jazz Festival (Spain), Young Euro Jazz Berlin (Germany), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam), and Euro Jazz Festival (Mexico).
TINEKE POSTMA INTERNATIONAL QUARTET The Tineke Postma International Quartet with Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, was founded in February 2009, when Tineke recorded her new cd “The Traveller”. Tineke performed with the above mentioned musicians at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival and at Jazz Ramatuelle in France. In February 2010 they performed at the Blue Note in New York (USA).For the full concertlist of Tineke Postma, please visit “Tours and Projects” at www.tinekepostma.com
PROJECTS In 2003, Tineke performed with the Sisters in Jazz Project in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach (all of them USA), as well as at the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Jazz Vienne (France) and Umbria Jazz (Italy). In 2005, Tineke participated in the “Billie and Me” project, a musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Joan Osnborne . They toured throughout the USA and played at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre ( Pittsburgh, Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park). Tineke joined the international tour of the Terri Lyne Carrington Group (Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Matthey Garrisson, ea). They played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat,( Israel), Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (US) , the International Jazz Festival, in Münster (Germany), at Ronnie Scott’s, London (UK), Tokyo Jazz Festival and in the Blue Note in Tokyo (Japan) .In 2009 Tineke was asked to join the Geri Allen Trio (The Hague Jazz Festival)Tineke was also guest soloist with Esperanza Spalding at the Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in 2008, at the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2009 and at the Carnegie Hall, New York, (US) in 2009. In her home country (The Netherlands), Tineke worked with the free jazz Dutch drummer legend Han Bennink and Bassist Ernst Glerum. At other concerts, organised by “Jazzimpuls” Tineke performed with Fleurine (“Tribute to Duke Ellington”) Anne Chris and the Turkish native singer Esra Dalfidan. Tineke performed with Esperanza Spalding at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Carnegie Hall (New York), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam).Tineke tours regularly with the French pianist Cdric Handriot and the Dutch pianist Jazper van’t Hof (Pilipili-project). Tineke also plays regularly with drummer Pablo Pietro In Mexico.
CD'S Tineke recorded four cd’s and a dvd: debut CD First Avenue (2003) was recorded during her college years and had been very well received internationally. Her second cd For the Rhythm (featuring Terri Lyne Carrington) was released in 2005 and had been in the top 20 of the Jazz Week Chart for three weeks and had was broadcasted by more than 250 radiostations. Her third CD is A Journey That Matters” feat. Terri Lyne Carrington was released worldwide and received raving reviews in the American “Downbeat”and the Dutch “Jazzism”. Tineke recorded her fourth cd “The Traveller” with her international Quartet (Terri Lyne Carrington, Scott Colley and Geri Allen) in Febuary 2009 at the Systems Two Studio in New York. The cd was released in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Japan and Luxembourg in May 2009 and was released in the rest of Europe in 2010 (under the new Lable EtceteraNow by Codaex). In January 2010, the cd was released the USA, (by distributer Allegro) where The Traveller reached the Jazzweek Charts on #22 and the College Charts on #2. The Traveller received raving reviews in important magazines, among which Jazzin' Around by Gene Santoro and All About Jazz New York.
TV: Tineke Postma was in 2007 in the Dutch programme Vrije Geluiden (VPRO/NPS). Tineke was featured as the only European artist in the prestigious US documentary series Icons Among Us: “Jazz in the Present Tense - Everything Everywhere which had been broadcasted nationwide on 11 May 2009 Documentary Channel (Dish 197) as well as NYCTV and many other TV channels. In December 2009, Tineke was a guest at the Dutch programme “Kunsstof TV” which was broadcasted on national television. In August, Tineke was guest with the Dutch IKON Program “De Nachtzoen” (Kiss Goodnight) on national television.
Awards:International Awards: “ Jazz All Star Award” (2003) “Midem International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award” (2006) “Jazz Revelation of 2009 Award” as well as the “Public’s Favourite Award” at the Jazz à Juan Festival (France).
Dutch Awards: “Langs de Lijn Award” (2007), “Singer Laren Jazz Award” (2002), “Heijmans Award” (2004).
JAZZISM (magazine) Coen de Jonge June 1, 2009 **** • Tineke Postma recorded a glorious album in New York. • On the CD “The Traveller” Tineke has obviously found her own gracious style. • The album radiates a great deal of confidence. The pieces are accessible, yet bear a benificial complexity.
De Telegraaf (National Newspaper) Jean Paul Heck June 7, 2009 • Tineke Postma, who is a world class saxophonist has an impeccably playing band.
NRC Handelsblad and NRC Next (National Newspapers) Amanda Kuyper May 22, 2009 • The new album of Tineke Postma is the most impressive until now. • Her modern jazz compositions are getting more depth, they are harmonically more free, less traditional and more personal.
Downbeat, Robert Doerschuk, January 2008 **** (USA) “Postma demonstrates an unusual ability to infuse melodic statements with expressive nuance. Her improvisations display a measured sense of development with no lapses into flashiness for its own sake.”
Telerama Michel Contat April 2008 (France) Tineke Postma asserts herself remarkably with some intrepidity as a style maker and her sensitivity convinces us she definitely is a genuine musician.
The Guardian 26 januari 2008 (England) She is an intriguing new arrival.
The Evening Standard, Jack Masserik, November 2007 **** (England) “Tineke Postma, from Amsterdam, is one of the world's leading female saxophonists and this, her third album, is her best yet. Her lines are hip and agile, yet distinctly feminine in their grace and sensitivity. Her well-crafted originals complete a production of unusual depth and taste.”
Volkskrant Koen Schouten, June 2007 **** (Holland) Postma is serious about her playing, she is not a musician trying to do something, she does it for real.
Rondo Thomas Fitterling, November 2007 ***** (Germany) Tineke Postma is the shooting star of the Dutch Jazzscene!
Jazz Times, Bill Milkowski, 2005 (USA) “Tineke exhibits a vivacious stage presence along with commanding chops on both alto and soprano saxes. She is a remarkable new talent and will most certainly kill Stateside audiences…”
Chris Potter, 2004 (USA) “I'm impressed by her confident command of the jazz language, her thorough knowledge of harmony, and most of all, by her ability to truly sing through her horn. ..”
Terri Lyne Carrington 2006 (USA) “ I thoroughly enjoyed Tineke's exceptional compositional skills and spirited improvising. To me music should tell a story, take the listener on a journey, motivate the mind, touch the soul and be sonically pleasing to the ear. Tineke’s music does all of the above…”
For the Rhythm (2005) Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington. This cd was in the top 20 of the Jazz Week Chart for three weeks and had was broadcasted by more than 250 radiostations. All compositions by Tineke Postma except for tracks 2 (Kenny Barron), 6 and 7 (Tineke Postma & Edoardo Righini) 9 (Gordon Jenkins) and 10 (Alex North) Line up: Alto and soprano saxophone: Tineke Postma Guitar: Edoardo Righini Piano, fender rhodes and keyboards: Rob van Bavel Double Bass: Jeroen Vierdag & Darryl Hall Drums: Terri Lyne Carrington
Live in Amsterdam (DVD, 2005), recorded with the Tineke Postma Quintet in the Bimhuis All compositions by Tineke Postma except for tracks 4 (T.Postma/E.righini) and 6 (Gordon Jenkins) Saxophones: Tineke Postma Piano/ fender rhodes: Rob van Bavel Guitar: Martijn van Iterson Drums: Marcel Serierse Bass: Jeroen Vierdag Trombone: Ilja Reijngoud
A Journey That Matters: (2007) this cd received by Downbeat (US) The Evening Standard (GB) and many other European Jazz magazines raving FOUR STAR reviews. Original compositions by Tineke Postma All Arrangements by Tineke Postma and Johan Plomp Line up: alto soprano, tenor saxophone ; Tineke Postma, bass : Frans van der Hoeven, drums :Terri Lyne Carrington Piano: Rob van Bavel, Marc van Roon, Randal Corsen Guitar: Edoardo Righini French Horn: Morris Kliphuis Flutes: Bart Platteau Clarinets: Tobias Klein Bassoon: Janine Teepen
The Traveller (2009)recorded in New York (Systems Two Sudio, Brooklyn) The cd has been released in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg on 1 May 2009 and will be released in greater Europe, the US and Japan in the fall of this year. All compositions by Tineke Postma Alto – en sopranosaxophone: Tineke Postma Piano: Geri Allen Bass: Scott Colley Drums: Terri Lyne Carrington
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