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Schlippenbach - Schubert Duo
Friday 15 April 2011 Goethe Institute, Amsterdam

Alexander von Schlippenbach – Frank Paul Schubert – Duo

Vera Vingerhoeds – presentation/interview


Alexander von Schlippenbach – piano
Frank Paul Schubert – saxophone



For over 40 years, Alexander von Schlippenbach has been one of the most renowned pianists in improvised music.

With his numerous projects, some of which have been around for decades (since 1966: Globe Unity Orchestra, since 1970: Schlippenbach-Trio, etc.), he is one of the key figures in the European jazz scene.


His unmistakeable improvisational style also assumes cross-generational relevance in the bands Monk’s Casino and LOK.03.



During the past few years, the saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert has attracted growing attention through the band GRID MESH (with Andreas Willers, Johannes Bauer and Willi Kellers) and his project with Günter Baby Sommer (current CD: HIC SUNT LEONES, JazzHausMusik jhm165).

Based on classical literature, his idiosyncratic melodies can also be heard alongside musicians such as Antonis Anissegos, Clayton Thomas, Tony Buck, Achim Kaufmann and Tobias Delius.


The meeting of Alexander von Schlippenbach and Frank Paul Schubert promises to be an exciting conversation between two individualists who, in complete spontaneity with a great passion for detail, never lose sight of the climactic balance and the architecture of the music – in short, instant composing in the truest sense possible.


Vera Vingerhoeds is programmer on VPRO – radio, and as a member of several musical commissions one of the leading personalities of the Dutch jazz.

Known by o.a. “Is Dit Nog Wel Jazz”; “Jazz op het Dak” and “VPROJazzLive in het Bimhuis”.

Programmer en presentor festivals:
VPROJazzLive weekend Bimhuis and VPRO/ToneJazz Festival in Den Bosch
Jazz op het Dak, 2003 t/m 2008 produced by VPRO
Co-producer of festivals at Stichting Jazz in Utrecht; Jazz in Duketown en VPRO/Tonejazz Festival in the Toonzaal in Den Bosch and partly at Festival Jazz International Rotterdam.


Has been musician and composer for 25 years (alt- en tenorsax; voice), leading several bands and composed jazz, pop as wel as film-en theatermusi.

Also finished study in political science