Gidon Nunes Vaz Quintet

4 February
Starting at — 21:00
Hall main/small: 1200 / 900 rub.

Gidon Nunes Vaz (Amsterdam) - trumpet
Caspar van Wijk (Hague) - tenor sax
Andrey Zimovets (St. Petersburg) - piano
Ties Laarakker (Amsterdam) - bass
Yegor Krukovskikh (St. Petersburg) - drums


Graduated for his Master degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2015, as a student of Ruud Breuls. During this time he also studied with Terell Stafford and John Swana at Temple University (Philadelphia, USA) in 2013. Gidon was born in Amsterdam (1991) and has been involved in the city’s jazz scene for almost two decades. Apart from his own bands, Gidon Nunes Vaz Sextet/Quintet, he is a widely asked sideman in the Netherlands, playing with the Eric Ineke JazzXpress, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, New Cool Collective Big Band etc. In 2008, Gidon won the Baseline Codarts Jazz Award, given to him by legendary bassist Hein van de Geyn and saxophonist Ab Schaap. As a leader Gidon has produced two albums for Tritone Jazz Records


Studied at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, with Simon Rigter, Ferdinand Povel and Jasper Blom. During that time he also studied abroad (Philadelphia, New York) with Dick Oatts and John Swana, among others. He graduated in 2011, summa cum laude, from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Caspar lives in The Hague, where he performs with his own group, the Caspar van Wijk Trio, and the Van Wijk/Derudder Quartet, together with pianist Alex Koo Derudder. He is also a popular sideman in a variety of formations. Caspar is a member of the Dutch Concert Big Band and performs regularly with other orchestras, including the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. He has appeared on international stages in Tokyo, Macao, Jakarta, São Paulo, Philadelphia, London, Ghent, Berlin, Vilnius, Budapest, Moscow and St. Petersburg. He has shared the stage with renowned jazz musicians including John Marshall, Peter Beets and Eric Ineke.


began making music at an early age. He chose to play the double bass when he was 14 and when he was 16 he was admitted to the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He played in classical orchestras, pop groups and countless jazz formations. Eventually he emerged in ensembles such as Bop This! and the Dutch Concert Big Band to become the pure jazz bass player he is today. In addition to his musical career Ties works as a mathematician at the University of Utrecht.



Starting deep study jazz, became fascinated by classical works of such Be-Bop artists like Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Barry Harris. Winner of the competition for young jazz musicians "Autumn Marathon". Winner of the international festival "Gnesin Jazz 2011". As part of various ensembles participated in many festivals of the State St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. He collaborated with such artists as Ilya Lustak, Grant Stewart, Phil Stewart, Ari Roland, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Jimmy Lovelace, John Webber, George Fludas, Jason Brown, Steve Grossman, Peter Brainin, Clifford Barbaro, Dmitry Baevsky, Valery Ponomarev, Alex Hoffman, Wayne Escoffery, Sibel Cose, Susanna Veldi, IsabelleCarpentier, Juki Välipakka, Robert Anchipolovskiy, Stephen Triffitt.


Has established itself as one of the invited participants of the international jazz festivals , such as: "Days of Jazz" ( Arkhangelsk) , " Jazz on the Volga " (Yaroslavl), " Swing of the White Nights" (St. Petersburg ), "Gnesin Jazz" ( Moscow ) "All The Colors Of Jazz" (Moscow ), «Black Sea» ( Sochi ), "Jazz At The Hermitage Garden" (Moscow), "Eurasia" (Orienburg ), " Russian stars of world jazz " (Moscow ), «Jazz-Mar» ( Naryan-Mar ). Finalist of TV show on "Culture" channel - "Bolshoy Jazz" in 2013 The winner of the IV International competition of percussion instruments, marching and brass bands «DRUM WAVE 2016" Winner of the international festival "Gnesin Jazz 2011" . An active participant in the St. Petersburg jazz scene . Since 2010 he has been a permanent member of the Jazz Philarmonic Orchestra at the St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. Member of the "Big Jazz Orchestra conductoring Peter Vostokov" in Moscow. Collaborated with musicians such as Michael A. Thomas, Kenny Washington, Alex Hoffman, Peter Brainin, Michael O'Brien, Claudia Eliaza, Charles Turner III, Sharon Klark, Michelle Walker, Antti Sarpila, Luca Pisani, Sibel Cose, Susanna Veldi, Isabelle Carpentier, Juki Välipakka, Stephen Triffitt, Dmitry Baevsky, Ilya Lushtak, Ruslan Khain, David Goloshokin, Gennady Golstein, Peter Vostokov, Robert Anchipolovskiy.