The Jazz Gallery: Tineke Postma Aria Group
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tineke Postma –alto/soprano sax
Miles Okazaki –guitar
Hannah Marks –bass
Dan Weiss -drums
Saxophonist and composer Tineke Postma, Rising Star for soprano saxophone of the Downbeat Polls 2019, tours internationally as a leader and featured guest.
She released eight albums as a leader which received great international critical acclaim. Her last album Aria (May 2023 by Edition Records) received international raving reviews among a raving Downbeat Magazine 4 stars review.
“In her eighth outing as leader, Postma’s shows considerable mastery of freely lyrical improvisation- al and collaborative strategies; a warm, inquisitive, contemplative and exploratory sound on alto sax and deftness on soprano; a quirky compositional sense and at least a portion of a remarkably wide range. “
Tineke is part of two Grammy awarded albums by Terri Lyne Carrington (“The Mosaic Project” 2012) and Dianne Reeves (“Beautiful” 2015). She also received various awards such as the European Musician of The Year (Academie Du Jazz, France 2020), the prestigious Buma Boy Edgar Award (2015), an Edison National Category (2011) for the Tineke Postma Quartet album “The Dawn of Light” and the Jazz Juan Revelations Award” (2009 Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival).
Tineke worked as a sidewoman with groups of prominent artists such as Kenny Barron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding (Tineke’s album The Dawn of Light features Esperanza on one track), Dianne Reeves, Geri Allen, the Metropole Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. In 2012 Tineke joined the Global All- Star Concerts of International Jazz Day at the Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter and in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia with Herbie Hancock. In December 2018 she performed with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding and the Wayne Shorter Quartet for Wayne Shorter who received a Kennedy Honors Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington and in 2023 she performed the original symphonic work of Wayne Shorter with Esperanza Spalding, Kris Davis and Terri Lyne Carrington in Poland.
Tineke received various composition commissions: Bimhuis Composition Assignment 2020 (NL), Metropole Orchestra Jubilee Album (NL) and Loft Köln Residency (Germany).
Tineke lived in NYC from 2009-2013 and studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Manhatten School of Music (2002) and lived in NYC from 2009-2013. Currently she is based in the Netherlands. She is part of the saxophone faculty of the Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam and also teaches at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and as a guest teacher at the Jazzcampus of the Musik Akademie Basel.
Tineke’s personal style can be described as lyrical, melodic and adventurous. She’s a musician full of invention and creativity who is not afraid to explore the unknown and is inspired by her mentor Wayne Shorter, who once told her before a joint performance on stage: “Let’s start composing”.
For her new album ARIA, Tineke has composed a new book of exciting music and with her extraordinary group she embarks on an adventurous journey and explores new areas and diverse possibilities for interpreting their work.