|Izaline Calister - Singer, composer and lyricist. The Edison Award winner (in 2009) has built an impressive track record in the past 15 years. With her charming style she gathered a loyal group of fans worldwide. Sometimes modest, then exciting again, Izaline possesses the exceptional gift that makes all the difference for a soloist, as she sings in her mother tongue, Papiamentu, with feeling and grace. She has this ability to remain true to her roots and successfully reach out and conquer audiences around the world singing in an unfamiliar language, while seamlessly melding the pulsating rhythms of Afro Antilles music with Jazz.
‘Eiland van mijn vader’ - Tour with Izaline’s ‘home-made’ theatre-concert about her birth-isle Curaçao. Together with theatre-magician Thijs Borsten.
Tour Pili Pili - Reunion tour in Germany and Austria with the successfull band of keyboardist Jasper van ’t Hoff.
South Africa - Tour with the orchestra of New York round Midnight.
CD-recordings - Recording in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Ed Verhoeff, guitar and Angelo Verploegen, flugelhorn.
‘Sacred Concerts’ - Performing Duke Ellington’s master-piece with the Dutch Spirit Bigband and choir ‘Kwajr’.
Knighted in the Order of Oranje-Nassau - Izaline was nominated by the mayor of Groningen by authority of His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander. She was granted this honour because of her achievements as a singer composer and lyricist, being an ambassador for the language of Papiamentu and the Antillian culture, crossing the borders between and bridging the peoples of the different countries of the kingdom of The Netherlands, and for her charity-activities.
Performance for King and Queen in the city of Groningen on ‘Koningsdag’.
‘Latin Diva’ - Reprise of her theatre-show met Marc Bischoff, piano and Helene Jank, percussion and voice.
‘Een Tip Van De Sluier’ - Continuation of the 2017 theatre-tour
‘Een Tip Van De Sluier’ - Theatre-show on the works and life of Lennaert Nijgh with singers Jim de Groot, Josee Koning and Sjors van der Panne.
‘De Uitdaging’ - Theatre-show with Magda Mendes and Thijs Borsten.
Stand-up-show - So-called ‘Lul-verhalen’ with Howard Komproe, Jetty Mathurin and Everon Jackson Hooi on Curaçao.
Tour Pili Pili - Reunion-tour in Germany and Austria with the successfull band of keyboardist Jasper van ’t Hoff.
Benefit-concert - Participation in the benefit-concert for St. Maarten.
‘Latin Diva’ - Tour with concertperformances in Dutch Theatres.
Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival - She played with great success on this festival on Aruba.
Presentation of the PC Hooftprize - On invitation of the laureate, Izaline sang for Astrid Roemer at the presentation of the prestigious literature-award at the ‘Letterkundig Museum’ in Den Haag.
‘E leyenda di Buchi Fil i Mosa Nena’ - Touring Curaçao with this musical theatershow, produced by Izaline in collaboration with ‘Het Volksoperahuis’. In 2015 it toured Surnam, and it was adapted for Curaçao with actor Albert Schoobaar. There were 6 sold-out shows .
‘Rayo Di Lus’ - The new cd of Izaline Calister with a totally new sound is called Rayo Di Lus (Ray of Light). It features two surprising acts, the Curaçao/Dutch cooperation ‘KiT’ and the Aruban group ‘Buleria’. Izaline’s eighth(!) contains ten new songs and a beautiful adaptation of the Dutch song ‘Telkens Weer’. If not before, this cd settles her name as a singer/songwriter.
Barricade - In 2014, Izaline and singer Leoni Jansen put together a theatre tour with protestsongs of all times, that staged theatres all over The Netherlands. They were accompanied by a small band, and Izaline herself on guitar! The production reprised in 2015.
200 jaar Koninkrijk - Izaline sang at the closing-day with Leoni Jansen and the line-up of ‘Barricade’. They performed a song from their theatre show and featured later that night with a dazzeling guestperformance at the afterparty!
‘Geen Liefde Zonder Vrijheid’ - Musical theatershow, produced by Izaline in collaboration with ‘Het Volksoperahuis’ and Jörgen Raymann. In 2015 it toured Surnam, and it was adapted for The Netherlands with an extension under the name ‘Uw Koninkrijk Kwame’.
‘Was Getekend’ - For a special occasion in honour of writer Astrid Roemer, Izaline was asked to compose and perform a song based on one of Roemer’s poems.
Mother’s Day concert - With Jetty Mathurin.
‘New York Round Midnight’ - Theatre concert, touring Dutch theatres. Sitting in are Peter Beets on piano and Ben van den Dungen.
Barricade - Izaline and singer Leoni Jansen put together a theatre tour with protestsongs of all times, that staged theatres all over The Netherlands. They were accompanied by a small band, and Izaline herself on guitar!
NSJF Curaçao - Izaline sang at the openingnight of the North Sea Jazzfestival in Curaçao, accompanied by the Metropole Orchestra, singing songs of ‘Doble R’.
200 jaar Koninkrijk - As a member of the National Committee for the celebration of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands Izaline travelled St. Maarten to host the Youth Patliament, together with, ao Princess Beatrix.
‘De Verboden Wetenschapsmonologen’ - Every now and than, Izaline participates in the projects of SJL, the foundation of John Leerdam, who makes political performances. This was one of them.
‘De Uitdaging’ - Theatre-tour with pianist Thijs Borsten and singer Wieke Garcia.
200 jaar Koninkrijk - As a member of the National Committee for the celebration of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands Izaline co-hosts the starting festivities, including a performance at the ‘Koninkrijksconcert’ on 30 November, attended by king and queen.
‘Geen Liefde Zonder Vrijheid’ - Musical theatershow, produced by Izaline in collaboration with ‘Het Volksoperahuis’. The show runs on theaterfestival De Parade. With cd-release.
Keti Koti Festival - Izaline as guestsinger with the Metropole orkest, remembering 150 years of slavery-abolution. The concert was live televised.
Swingin’ Groningen - Performance with the 20-year-tribute band of Benjamin Herman.
Tambú, a freedom song - Reprise of the musical theatre-show in Dutch theaters.
‘Geniale Anarchie’ - Theatre-production by John Leerdam runs in Aruba and Curaçao.
200 jaar Koninkrijk - Member of the National Committee for the celebration of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Kandela - Izaline’s seventh solo-album. Subtitled ‘Un kanto pa Latino Amérika’. (Read more).
Fresku - Izaline records with rapper Fresku for both his and her cd.
South Korea - Izaline participates in the Jazz Summerschool in Seoul.
Vaginamonologen - Theatre-production
Tambú, a freedom song - Musical theatre-show on Oerol-festival with the Volksopera.
‘De Verboden Wetenschapsmonologen’ - Theatre-production by John Leerdam
Di Fiesta - Christmas-cd with own band and guests, featuring Nydia Ecury and Grupo Betico (Read more).
Nomads - Theatre-show with Lillian Vieira and Julya Lo’ko
CLAUS! - Theatrical reading, touring Aruba and Curaçao.
Thailand - Touring with Beets bros. and Ruud Breuls (tpt).
Conservatory Arnhem - Izaline starts teaching.
India - Touring with own band (Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta).
India - Touring with Mike del Ferro trio.
Cello 8tet - Series of concerts
10 jaar de mooiste Liedjes - Theatre-show with own band, compilig highlights of ten years of singing.
Noorderlichtekooi - Theatre-show with ‘Vrouw Holland’, amongst others.
She Got Game XL - Theatre-show produced by Leoni Jansen.
|South Africa - Participating in the ‘Roots Fees’, a cultural festival organised by University of Wes-Kaapland in Belville.
Israel - Touring jazz-clubs in Israel with her band.
Speransa - Fifth album of Izaline, cd-presentation on May 1, Paard van Troje, Den Haag. CD-presentations in Curaçao and Aruba in September.
United Nations - Accompanied by guitarplayer Nile Rodgers, Izaline sings at the concert for the annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade. The event takes place in the General Assembly Hall in the UN-building in New York.
‘Verhalen voor een warme lentenacht’ - Based on old stories from different countries, Izaline writes the songs that put up this musical theatershow with actor and storyteller Raymi Sambo. Directed by Leoni Jansen.
With Toumani Diabate in Mali - Invited by foundation ‘Mundial’ Izaline gives and gets workshops in Mali, resulting in a concert with Toumani Diabate and his Symmetric Orchestra and a meeting with singer Oumou Sangare.
‘Aña di Kultura’ - The government of Curaçao announced 2009 to be Year of Culture. Izaline was assigned to compose the theme-song for the event that opens on Brionplein, at New Year's Eve with the first live performance of the song ‘Nos Kultura, Ban Selebré’.