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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE THIS WEEK

MAXIMILIAN SHAIKH-YOUSEF

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Maximilian Shaikh-Yousef is a composer, saxophonist and flutist from Germany with Arabic

background. In 2018, he won the Frankfurt Jazz Award and has been leading his band SH4iKH QUARTET for the past six years. The quartet's music is a mixture of modern jazz and elements of Arabic sounds as well as classical literature - different styles and different backgrounds – an inner reflection of two cultures, connected in music. Their unique sound was awarded with the Young Munich Jazz Award in 2019.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE _ WEEK 31

HILA HUTMACHER

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Hila Hutmacher is a singer, composer, bandleader, arranger, and educator, based in Amsterdam. Lately graduated (MA) from the conservatory of Amsterdam. She received the DownBeat student award "Vocal Jazz Soloist" of 2021 and participated as a finalist in Leiden Jazz Award and in EuroFest Bucharest jazz festival in 2020. Hila performs in the Netherlands and abroad with her Band. In the summer of 2021 two of her new albums are going to be released.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE _ WEEK 33

KACPER HUBICKI

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Kacper Hubicki (PL, 1998) is a violinist and a composer based in Berlin. At the moment he is concluding his Jazz-Performance degree at Jazz-Institut Berlin while studying with Stephan Braun, Peter Weniger, Greg Cohen and Drè A. Hočevar. He is active both as composer and performer working in Germany as well as in Poland.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE _ WEEK 34

AGNESE VALMAGGIA

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Agnese Valmaggia is an Italian drummer and composer currently living in Amsterdam.

Leader of the band “ValmaggiaProject”, her music puts together a strong rhythmic element with a lyrical and more classical writing approach. A mix of different musical ingredients that brings you a tasty new meal: spicy polyrhythms, sweet melodies, it smells like jazz a bit, but the filling is minimal and the topping catchy.