International projects

HU2 Jazz ConneXion

75 young talented musicians from Spain and the Netherlands who are playing Jazz music and see it as a challenge to share this great experience with you! Welcome to the HU2 Jazz ConneXion where HU stands for the 2 participating cities HUesca and HUlst.

Kick off 2018

In June 2018, Jazzforkids visited the Netherlands for the first time with great performances and now The Young Ones come to Spain, to continue this cultural project by offering all these young musicians a musical, professional and unforgettable experience.

HU2 Jazz ConneXion The Netherlands 2018

Concert in Huesca on 7th July 2019

«Jazzforkids» will invite “The Young Ones” (50 musicians from Hulst) to Huesca on 5, 6, and 7 July 2019 where they will meet again, playing in different jazz combos, having big band rehearsals and improvisation classes with different teachers. The concert will be on Sunday evening in Huesca’s city center, where the Dutch councillor Frank van Driessche will represent Hulst.

Frank van Driessche
councillor local government Hulst

In the first edition of this project, the Dutch saxophonist Yoran Aarssen was invited to provide a masterclass about improvising, whereas in 2019 we will have the Dutch conductor Machiel de Kruijf, Alejandro Esperanza & José Antonio Lopez who will also work with different combos on improvisation and interpretation.

Yoran Aarssen

Women & Jazz

An important part of this musical encounter is to promote and highlight the importance of young women playing Jazz and continue doing so. So therefore we created a female combo where girls from both countries share musical experiences and give more visibility to women in the world of jazz.

Laura Sanchez and Leyre Navarro
Jara García
Izarbe García

Team HU2 Jazz ConneXion

  • Sandra de Smit                 teamleader “HU2 Jazz Connexion”
  • Dani Escolano                   coordinator “Proyecto Jazz for Kids”
  • Arno Kramer                     coordinator “The Young Ones”
  • Machiel de Kruijf             conductor“The Young Ones”
  • Alejandro Esperanza       teacher & pianist Jazz

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