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Fresh and young a cappella group with a unique sound

New Amsterdam Voices

New Amsterdam Voices: a cappella septet from Amsterdam. With their fresh mix of jazz and pop music they create a unique sound, captivating from start to finish.

June Fermie, Vera Buijink, Marieke Smit, Minka Bodemann, Hebe Vrijhof, Pepijn van der Sande and Willem de Beer met each other while studying at the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Maartje Meijer is their arranger and producer.

History

Since 2011, New Amsterdam Voices have performed at numerous venues across The Netherlands, such as Bimhuis, Bethany’s Jazz Club and Beauforthuis, as well as festivals like Uitmarkt Amsterdam, MeerJazz and Jazztival. In 2013 they contributed to Maartje Meijer’s debut album, Virgo, which was released at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. In the summer of 2014 New Amsterdam Voices succesfully participated in the international a cappella competition Vokal Total in Graz, Austria. They won 2nd price in the jazz category and 3rd price in the pop category.
New Amsterdam Voices received masterclasses from a.o. Kim Nazarian (New York Voices), Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Anders Jalkéus (The Real Group) and Michele Weir (arranger for New York Voices and The Manhattan Transfer).

EP

Spring 2015 New Amsterdam Voices released their debut EP.

 

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Marieke Smit                  Willem de Beer               Vera Buijink                 June Fermie          Pepijn van der Sande    Minka Bodemann           Hebe Vrijhof

Arranger & producer

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– Maartje Meijer –

 

 

 

Photos: Tomek Dersu Aaron