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Wednesday
28
MAR

Stella's Jazz Sessie: Coke/Braam/Jaspers

21:00
23:45
Stella by Starlight
Event organized by Stella by Starlight

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Alex Coke, born in Dallas, Texas, received his B.A. from the University Of Colorado at Boulder in 1976, with emphasis on flute performance. An original member of the Austin-based Creative
Opportunity Orchestra, Coke has performed with Tina Marsh in various formations for over 25 years. Before moving to Amsterdam in the early '90's he received several local awards
including:
1990 Best Saxophonist, Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas

1990 Best Jazz Bands Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas
(Countenance #1, and Worthy Constituents #3)
1990 Best Unsigned Bands Musician Magazine
(Countenance, and Worthy Constituents) 1988-1989 Best Jazz Band, Austin Chronicle Music Awards
(Chris Duarte and Justus) From 1990-2000 he toured and recorded with the internationally renowned Dutch jazz group, the Willem Breuker Kollektief. An improvisor at heart, Coke's eclectic attitude has led him to
explore everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter. His flute studies have ranged from Eric
Dolphy to Indian ragas on the bamboo flute to extended flute techniques such as those
researched by Robert Dick, Ann LaBerge and Wil Offermans.

Alex Coke - sax
Michiel Braam - piano
Thomas Jaspers -drums