Kika Sprangers

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At the age of 23, Kika Sprangers quickly makes a name for herself in the landscape of Dutch jazz, both as a saxophonist and composer. She was asked to compose a suite for the reknown Amsterdam Grachtenfestival 2017 and won a B-Jazz Award for best arrangement during the International B-Jazz competition 2018. She was leader of the saxophone section of the Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestra and graduated from the Utrecht Conservatory with a '9 plus' (2017). Kika was also named 'Young Vip 2018' with a tour of many jazzclubs and festivals in the Netherlands. She will perform at the North Sea Jazz festival 2018.

Photo: Karin van Gilst

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"New heroes are continually involved in jazz. Not everyone stands out, but saxophonist Kika Sprangers does", says Amsterdam-based newspaper Parool in regards to Kika’s debut ‘Leaves Of Lily’. The EP (over 37 minutes of music) contains studio and live recordings.

Kika Sprangers – saxophones;
Manuel Wouthuysen – piano;
Eric Brugmans – guitar;
Danny van Ruitenberg – bass;
Benjamin Torbijn – drums;
Anna Serierse – vocals;
Sanne Rambags – vocals;
Marit van der Lei – vocals;
Camilia Mourkazel Ortega – flute;
Ruben Drenth – trumpet;
Jenneke de Jonge – French horn;
Jessie Brevé – bass clarinet.

Kika Sprangers

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At the age of 23, Kika Sprangers quickly makes a name for herself in the landscape of Dutch jazz, both as a saxophonist and composer. She was asked to compose a suite for the reknown Amsterdam Grachtenfestival 2017 and won a B-Jazz Award for best arrangement during the International B-Jazz competition 2018. She was leader of the saxophone section of the Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestra and graduated from the Utrecht Conservatory with a '9 plus' (2017). Kika was also named 'Young Vip 2018' with a tour of many jazzclubs and festivals in the Netherlands. She will perform at the North Sea Jazz festival 2018.

Photo: Karin van Gilst

"New heroes are continually involved in jazz. Not everyone stands out, but saxophonist Kika Sprangers does", says Amsterdam-based newspaper Parool in regards to Kika’s debut ‘Leaves Of Lily’. The EP (over 37 minutes of music) contains studio and live recordings.

Kika Sprangers – saxophones;
Manuel Wouthuysen – piano;
Eric Brugmans – guitar;
Danny van Ruitenberg – bass;
Benjamin Torbijn – drums;
Anna Serierse – vocals;
Sanne Rambags – vocals;
Marit van der Lei – vocals;
Camilia Mourkazel Ortega – flute;
Ruben Drenth – trumpet;
Jenneke de Jonge – French horn;
Jessie Brevé – bass clarinet.