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Duet with ‘Toots’
22-11-’05  Don’t miss this one. Izaline and Toots Thielemans starring in an early X-mas-concert with the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw. Sunday, December 11, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Click for tickets and reservation.
More on Toots, check his official site.

KRIOYO in reprise
19-07-’05  Izaline is touring Dutch theatres again with her band, performing KRIOYO. The title is in Papiamentu, meaning ‘Creole’. It was the process of ‘creolisation’ that formed and shaped the rich musical landscape of Curaçao.
Additionally, Izaline will perform in a tour with the Cubop City Bigband. Check out the interactive map for a venue close to you.

Tour with the Cubop City Big Band
06-09-’05  This winter-season, Izaline tours in a show called ‘Latin Vocal Explosion’ celebrating 10 years jubilee of the latin style bigband of bandleader and drummer Lucas van Merwijk. Izaline stars together with singers Lilian Vieira (of Zuco 103) and Yma America. Details on the site of the Cubop Bigband.
Free tickets for KRIOYO
19-11-’05  A chance to win free tickets for the Krioyo show on a date and venue of your choice. Check the site of Club Metro.

12-11-’05  Well-known Dutch jazz-aficionado Hans Dijkstal will be interviewing Izaline for his radioshow called ‘Off The Record’. Izaline will bring a selection of her favorite music, including some of her own. The interview will be broadcasted on Sunday, December 4, on the Dutch ‘Concertzender’, 16:00-17:00.
Repeat: Thursday, December 8, 12:00-13:00.
Details and how to find the Concertzender, click

‘Worldtour’, continuation
07-11-’05  Next Saturday, November 12, Izaline and band play the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. She will bring the whole band and will perform parts of the KRIOYO-repertoire. The concert is in the Russian Drama Theatre, as part of the Vilnius City Jazz-festival. Details of the festival.

Mexico loves Izaline!
30-10-’05  The tour in Mexico has been very successful. We were surprised to salute so many Mexican fans on these webpages, as one can read in the guestbook. However, the tour ended somewhat unfortunate with the cancellation of the concert in Playa del Carmen in consequence of hurricane Wilma. We like to wish the people of Quintana Roo lots of strength rebuilding their homes and lives.
Check the pictures in the picture-diary.

Hurricane Wilma
20-10-’05  Izaline’s management would like to let you know that despite all the alarming reports about hurricane Wilma, Izaline and band are more than OK. At he moment they are safe and sound in Mexico City, where the weather is sunny, and there’s no wind at all.
Izaline would like to thank for the many expressions of concern she and the band recieved. She would also like to express her sympathy to everybody who is going through a hard time due to the hurricane.

05-10-’05  For the second time, Izaline and band will perform in Mexico. This time they tour Mexico in a tight 3-week-schedule. Izaline is looking forward to meet Mexican audiences, playing open-air festivals and theatres all over the country. The tour starts on October 8. For dates and places, check the tour-schedule.

Destination Music
04-10-’05  As a part of the Mexico-tour, Izaline will perform on the ‘Festival Internacional Cervantino’ on October 12 and 13. The concert will be filmed for the BBC World TV series ‘Destination Music’. It’s presented by Andy Kershaw, and will be broadcast to a global audience from January 2006. Filming at a variety of music festivals around the world, the series explores the incredible cultural and social diversity of music from a variety of countries.

Check out the tour-schedule for dates and venues.
Details on Festival Internacional Cervantino
More on Andy Kershaw

Women Inc.
19-09-’05  September 24 and 25 the festival ‘Women Inc.’ is organised in the ‘Beurs van
Berlage’, Amsterdam. The festival stages performances and lectures of well-known Dutch female artists, politicians and tv-personalities. Izaline is invited for a small concert on September 24 with Rob Elfrink on guitar.
Details on

25-08-’05  The latest edition of the UIT-krant is being published this week covering the opening of this year’s theatre-season. Editors chose to put Izaline on the cover and feature her with a nice interview.
(Photography: Stijntje de Olde)

‘De NPS moet blijven’
31-08-’05  On Monday, September 5, there will be a big cultural manifestation on the Binnenhof, to try and convince Dutch politicians of the importance of the NPS. It would be a big shame if great programs like ‘Uur van de Wolf’, ‘NOVA’, and the live broadcast of the Northsea Jazz-festival would disappear from Dutch tv. Izaline will show her support during a 15-minute concert with guitarplayer Rob Elfrink. Other artists performing are ao the Metropole Orchestra, the New Cool Collective and Jörgen Raymann.

‘Old’ friend
22-08-’05  This weekend, I met with old friend and colleague-singer Manickam Yogeswaran, one of the nicest men in the world. Years ago, we played together in the German group ‘Dissidenten’. Now, it appears, he is performing with the a-capella choir ‘The Shout’ on this small cultural festival which is being organised every year, this almost in my backyard. We had an inspiring and pleasant encounter. Check out his voice and music on his site, the Virtual Home of Manickam Yogeswaran. (IC)

Gospel cross-over
22-08-’05  September 4, Izaline will participate in the Gospel festival in Amsterdam-ZO with choirs from all over the world; the Pentecost Revival Choir, the Maranatha koor, the London Community Gospel Choir, the Resurrection Singers and with gospel legend ‘the King of Rock & Soul’ Solomon Burke. Besides a half-hour set with her usual band, Izaline will play a set with a specially adapted repertoire of surprising gospel-songs accompanied only by guitar-player Rob Elfrink. Details on the festival-site.
Pictures Samba festival
13-07-’05  Click for a few nice pics of the performance in Germany. Photography by Ulrich Marx, Stephan Hund and Stefan Lütten.
© Mittelbadischen Presse

Trip to Ethiopia
06-06-’05  “The past week I spent in Ethiopia. In the great city of Addis Abbaba to be exact, as a guest of Music Mayday, The B-Connected festival and my wonderful Ethiopian singer/friend Minyeshu.”

“I cannot even begin to tell what a wonderfull experience this has been. My words and pictures will never do justice to the great memories, the wonderful people, the inspiring music and the incredible cultural wonderland that is Abbysinia.”

“As a consequence I am still looking for the right words to write in something like a diary, trying to describe to you what I felt, heard and seen during this week. Till then I'll leave you some pictures. They are flawed too, it's just so hard to capture a feeling in a picture. Maybe I'll do it in a song...”

Worldmusic, too darn hot...
21-06-’05  The Mundial Festival in Tilburg was visited by some 70,000 people. A vaste audience defied high temperatures in the theatre-tent to witness the ravishing concert Izaline and her band gave on Sunday, June 19. Check out the picture-section or on the site of the NPS.

Worldmusic meets Worldpop
23-05-’05  June 19, Izaline and band will play the biggest worldmusic festival in The Netherlands. A broad line-up of acts from all continents will be performing, amongst others, Khaled, Zuco 103, Ska Cubano and the Metropole orchestra with Nguye Le & Friends. The ‘Festival Mundial’ is on June 18 and 19 in the Leijpark, Tilburg. More on

Izaline in Africa
24-04-’05  End of May, Izaline participates in a series of concerts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Together with singer Minyeshu and band they will perform for the B-connected Festival and give workshops for the Yared Music School. Izaline looks forward to going to Africa and hopes to be able to play with local musicians.
In the picture: Izaline and Minyeshu in theatre-show ‘Made in Holland’, October 2003.
09-05-’05  Izaline’s 2004 appearance at North Sea Jazz will be broadcasted on Dutch tv-channel 3 on May 18th.
In the concert Izaline is accompanied by Tumbábo, the antillean big-band led by Randal Corsen. Program starts around midnight. Details on NPS-site.

RECTIFICATION - Mother’s Day concert
27-04-’05  Although Izaline loves her mother and, for that matter, all mothers, she is NOT engaged for the ‘Moederdag Show’ on Sunday May 8th.
Contrary to recent publication in the press and on the internet she will not be performing in the Congrescentrum in Den Haag. Izaline sends all mothers her love and wishes them a pleasant day.

Classical-Swing crossover
06-04-’05  Izaline will star as vocalist in an extraordinary project that involves the classical ‘Gelders Orkest’ and ‘The Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw’. Musical director Henk Meutgeert is known for his confrontational and experimental cross-overs of different styles of music. The program will include pieces of Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’, compositions of Duke Ellington (‘Caravan’) and of conductor Meutgeert himself. Special arrangements are made for this exceptional occasion. The concerts are on April 15, 16 and 17 in Arnhem, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn.
In Arnhem the concert is part of the Spring Jazzfestival, Inf+Res

Nijmegen, Inf+Res
Apeldoorn, Inf+Res

Dutch Jazz - Showcase in the BIMhuis
20-02-’05  March 17, Izaline will participate in the Dutch Jazz Meeting, the bi-annual showcase of Dutch Jazz and Improvised Music. International programmers and journalists are especially invited to be present during this event which will also host Dutch interested parties. More on

KRIOYO-tour successful
30-01-’05  With three packed houses in Hengelo, Amsterdam and Den Haag the KRIOYO-tour was concluded last weekend. Audiences of divers constitution enjoyed… More »

Site available again
24-02-’05  Due to technical mishaps on the server, this site has not been available for the past two days. Even now, not all parts may be accessible. We’re working on the problems and apologize for any inconvenience.

Live on SPAM! radio
20-02-’05  On Sunday, February 27, Izaline will perform in the radio show SPAM, accompanied by the SPAM band, with her brother Roël as special guest. Live from Grand Café Berlage in Eindhoven. Details on

On tour with Randal Corsen
31-01-’05  Izaline is touring Dutch theatres, in a duo-session with pianist Randal Corsen, called ‘Conversations’. Check the schedule for a concert in a theatre near you.

13-01-’05  Live interview with Izaline on Dutch radio-show ‘Kunststof’. Thursday, January 13, ‘05. Listen to the broadcast on the Kunststof-site.

Benefit-concert with Michiel Borstlap
30-01-’05  The Helping Hands Foundation is raising money to build orphanages on Sri Lanka. A benefit-concert is organised in theatre Diligentia, Den Haag on February 16. Izaline will contribute that night, performing with pianist Michiel Borstlap, together with e.g. singer Edsilia Rombley and Hans Dulfer (sax). Don't miss it! Details on

Concert in Estonia
03-02-’05  February 11, Izaline plays the jazzfestival in Tallin, Estonia, bringing the full-manned band. For details in the Estonian language, click.

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