Metropole Orkest Big Band & China Moses
An extra dosis soul and R&B for our bigband
Miho Hazama, dirigent
China Moses, zang
In May, the Metropole Orkest Big Band will tour the Netherlands without strings. In previous years the big band paid tribute to jazz legends Oliver Nelson, Quincy Jones and Thelonious Monk. In 2018 they will take a different route. The big band will be accompanied by singer China Moses. China provides an extra dose of soul and R&B and promises to bring the audience into her world: “I am a storyteller. People can expect a complete palette of emotions and grooves, from swing to funk, from subtle melancholy ballads to explosive laughter.”
As a daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz and R&B were a natural part of China’s upbringing. China: “I think it’s important to celebrate heritage. The greatness, the unique and the lessons you can learn from heroines like Dinah Washington and Nina Simone.” It is no surprise that she, with lots of love, gives a twist to wonderful timeless songs from the past. At the same time she proves herself to be a strong songwriter as evidenced by her album ‘Nightintales’ released last year.
With the Metropole Orkest Big Band, China plays songs from her last two albums and new material that hasn’t been previously recorded.
From the European ‘ Surprising Stars competition a young talent will be added to the line-up for the concert at the Bimhuis. The competition for young instrumentalists is open until 16 March 2018, the winner will be announced on 17 April.