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).