11-13 May, 2018
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State of Monc

State of Monc creates an undeniable compelling vision of where jazz is going. At the cutting edge of pumping dance, complex breakbeats and more traditional jazz, this Dutch sextet built around Arthur Flink and Hielke Praagman spins a unique, new sound that ushers in a new era all its own. With their unique and innovative sound, State Of Monc puts the Netherlands firmly on the map of the future of jazz. Within the last few years, the group has sold out top clubs, rocked major festivals, and built a loyal audience internationally. As children of the dance age trained in traditional jazz, State of Monc fuses a slick electronic sound with pure jazz on acoustic instruments with an almost deceptive ease. State of Monc has a musical story to tell, which they do with amazing drive and variation, all the while toying with the balance between electronics, brass and acoustic bass and percussion. The result is music with the smarts and soul of jazz that pumps with the energy of dance.

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