Masha Bijlsma  –  great Vocal Jazz from Holland

 


 

This is the site of Dutch jazz singer Masha Bijlsma; it will be updated regularly, but for now: please check out the latest news and pay attention to my tourdates, bands  and projects. If you want more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me (masha@macspark.nl)   or my management Ietsje de Leeuw Jazz Promotie. And even more important: come and attend one of my concerts, you won’t regret it!                                         

 

Masha with jazz legends Bart van Lier and Tony Lakatos
Masha with jazz legends Bart van Lier and Tony Lakatos

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News

– February 12th, 2022:  the Masha Bijlsma Band at the Altes Pfandhaus Cologne!

   Line up: 

   Masha Bijlsma                       vocals

   Tony Lakatos                          tenorsaxophon

   Bart van Lier                           trombone / basstrumpet

   Martin Sasse                           piano

   Martin Gjakonovski                double bass

   Dries Bijlsma                           drums

 

In 2003  Masha recorded the CD ‘Lopin’ featuring trumpet players

Jarmo Hoogendijk and Ruud Breuls, tenorsaxophonist Bob Malach (USA)  and

trombonist  Bart van Lier. The cooperation with these great gentleman

was so fruitful that she  decided to give it a continuation:she started the

Masha Bijlsma Sextet  featuring hornmen Tony Lakatos and Bart van Lier,

who, besides their great solo and ensemble contributions, both provided  that fat 

sound for this  ‘sextetto’ .                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

to get an impression:  please read the review from our gig at the Kassel Jazzfest

great review from our gig at the Kassel Jazzfestival 2021:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey Lincoln Project: ‘For love of Abbey’

I proudly present a new bandproject  entitled ‘For love of Abbey’, a tribute in honour of
the great American singer Abbey Lincoln.

Interested?  Go to the Abbey Lincoln Project – page or contact Ietsje de Leeuw Jazz Promotie!

 autumn 2021  ‘Masha Bijlsma Band’ in a groovy line up:

Masha Bijlsma                                                    vocals

Martin Sasse / Hans Kwakkernaat                 piano

Ruud Ouwehand / Martin Gjakonovski         double bass

Dries Bijlsma                                                      drums

Guests:   Bart van Lier (trombone / basstrumpet}, Tony Lakatos (saxophone), Paul Heller (saxophone).                                                  

‘Past and Present Tour’ and new CD

in 2021-2022 the Masha Bijlsma Band celebrates its 30th anniversary with a ‘Past and Present’ tour, playing an exciting  mix of old and  new repertoir.

Interested?  Ietsje de Leeuw Jazz Promotie!

To support this tour  the band recorded the new  album ‘INTERACTION’ in the Topaz Studios in Cologne/Germany.

With Masha you can hear  Tony Lakatos (saxophone) , Bart van Lier (trombone), Martin Sasse (piano), bassplayer Martin Gjakonovski and drummer Dries Bijlsma.

Interviews,  in connection with this jubilee,  in Dutch jazz magazines JAZZISM and JAZZBULLETIN.

 

– Masha’s music available online:  SpotifyApple MusicAmazon, Deezer