Past Events

ABC Gospel Choir @ MusicDistillery Music Weekend

12/10/2019 17:00 – 20:00 MusicDistillery-Noletloodsen-Ketel Kitchen, Schiedam

MusicDistillery is the ultimate music weekend. And akin with North Sea Jazz festival the largest indoor music festival in the world. This jazz event offers a more compact setting with ABC Gospel Choir on the line-up!

The ultimate music weekend is what the press wrote after the first edition of MusicDistillery. Last year the bar was set high and this year 2019 promises to be even more exciting. Inspired by all the positive reactions from both our audience, as well as the artists involved, we are busy behind the scenes with the organization of the third edition. So, music lovers block 11, 12 & 13 October on your calendar and order a passepartout! Once again, national and international renowned artists will enter our stages.

musicdistillery schiedam black poster with white, green, red and purple lettering

From blues, funk and world to pop, soul and jazz; MusicDistillery brings a distillation of music styles. It is a place where musicians and audience inspire each other, where music connects. On the main stage there will be intimate concerts and in the KetelKantine you can witness the already legendary jam sessions. MusicDistillery is all about the love for music.

Music is what our festival is all about! But not be only your ears are caressed, all your other senses will be spoiled during the MusicDistillery as well! We have a food & drinks square with the best food trucks, a wine bar and of course a Nolet bar.

Source: https://www.musicdistillery.nl/musicdistillery?lang=en

ABC Gospel Choir @ The Aretha Franklin Experience Postponed

11/10/2019 All Day Stichting Podium De Vorstin, Hilversum

The Aretha Franklin Experience together with ABC Gospel Choir in De Vorstin Hilversum – Holland is postponed until further notice. And due to unforeseen circumstances this concert will be rescheduled.

The Aretha Franklin Experience rescheduled

In collaboration with ABC Gospel Choir AFE will revive some scenes from the documentary “Amazing Grace” in De Vorstin Hilversum.

Directed by Sydney Pollack and produced by Alan Elliott. Amazing Grace, the concert filmed at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972 captures her electrifying vocals.

In memory of Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) the Aretha Franklin Experience together with ABC Gospel Choir will honour her amazing life.

Incidentally, this tribute band is Europe’s only act dedicated to the legacy of Aretha. What’s more, they bring the spirit, atmosphere and soul directly to you. Basically, in homage of Aretha “The Queen of Soul” and her wonderful music AFE keep it alive!

Aretha Franklin Experience

With a wealth of vocal and performance knowledge this group cover all her greatest hits. Moreover, their dynamic show dedicated to Aretha Franklin’s music stands out from other tribute bands. Actually, every concert is truly an experience!

And there’s more… it’s a fact the tribute band love what they do. Founder Hans van Dongen and Njambi Atema the lead singer of the group have revived Aretha’s songs. From the costumes, choreography,  styling to the staging you’ll hear a unique sound and feel the vibe. Working closely with the best professionals such as ABC Gospel Choir you’ll have a memorable event. Furthermore, making the booking process easier for you, there are no hidden costs. So, you won’t break the bank!

https://www.thearethafranklinexperience.com/about-us

 

ABC Gospel Choir @ Wedding Fair – Trouwbeurs Zwolle

29/09/2019 All Day Theater de Spiegel, Zwolle

The wedding fair – Trouwbeurs Zwolle are proud to announce their collaboration with ABC Gospel Choir. Not only will the bridal show be featuring dresses, wedding rings and other essential big day items. But, the choir shall be performing and be giving away a FREE gig for your upcoming special day.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Organization Njoy & Party is hosting the 1st edition of Trouwbeurs Zwolle. After six successful editions of Trouwbeurs Alkmaar – AFAS Stadium, it’s now time for Zwolle Theaters | Theater de Spiegel to make their mark.

 

Trouwbeurs Zwolle

trouwbeurs zwolle man and woman sitting on the grass wearing red shoes

 

First things first, congratulations, you are getting married!

After the flurry of the engagement announcement, you’re ready to begin planning your wedding. And that’s where the experts and suppliers come in. Helping you with the organization of your perfect day, you’ll be spoilt for choice galore.  In fact, wedding consultants will walk you through all the beautiful traditions and wonderful trends that the industry has to offer. Moreover, there are giveaways and a competition to win a gospel choir. With plenty of inspiration under one roof and a welcome glass of bubbly you’ll kick-start your special day!

Find out more about this unique wedding fair in Holland. Go to www.trouwbeurszwolle.nl

 

The Dignita Hoftuin is an official wedding venue. And in the heart of the greenhouse a celebration of love shall take place. The ceremony officiated by me, the English celebrant will be the hallmark of a turtle dove wedding.

Dignita Hoftuin

Dignita Hoftuin is an official venue for civil, celebrant-led weddings and unity ceremonies in Amsterdam. In the heart of the private garden you’ll experience the picture perfect surroundings. And by hosting the event at the beautiful location your wedding has a unique backdrop.

“In collaboration with the Diaconie Dignita rent out ‘De Kas’ on Nieuwe Herengracht 18A, adjacent to the Hoftuin. Moreover, this is a great venue for a ceremony or reception. ‘De Kas’ (Dutch for greenhouse) is available on Saturdays and Sundays. And from 3pm onwards it can accommodate up to 70 people.

Secondly, catering can be arranged at your wedding entirely in Dignita style. So, why not discuss the different options with them during in a personal chat.

If you would like more information about availability and prices, or if you want to secure a spot at the venue. Make an appointment today, please send an email.”

welcome Dignita Hoftuin, the greenhouse De kas

Dignita Hoftuin

“The cafe is situated in the pristine gardens of the Hoftuin, behind the Hermitage Museum in the centre of Amsterdam. Escape the hustle & bustle of the inner city by enjoying your breakfast, brunch or lunch inside the spacious glasshouse style restaurant. Or relax on the sunny terrace. Additionally, the menu showcases creative dishes, from edible flowers, fresh herbs and seasonally grown produce. In fact, most of the food is organic and locally sourced. We also have a separate children’s corner inside and plenty of room for them to play safely outside so you can enjoy a casual dining experience with your little ones.” Source https://eatwelldogood.nl/en/dignita-hoftuin/

ABC Gospel Choir @ Koloniënpaleis Tervuren België

13/07/2019 12:00 – 16:00 Koloniënpaleis Tervuren België, Tervuren
Het Koloniënpaleis Tervuren België [Palace of Colonies] – Huis van Dijck is een uniek historische locatie om te trouwen. Op 13 juli 2019 gaan ABC Gospel Choir een aantal bruiloftliedjes te gehore brengen tijdens een trouwfeest.

Koloniënpaleis Tervuren België

Koloniënpaleis

Het museum [Huis van Dijck] voor Midden-Afrika is een uniek historische locatie in de rustige, groene omgeving van Tervuren. Het is gemakkelijk bereikbaar en de huidige balzaal is nog steeds de oorspronkelijk feestzaal van het authentieke paleis uit de negentiende eeuw. Hier kunnen diners tot 300 personen en cocktails tot 600 personen plaatsvinden. In de zomer kan men genieten van het mooie terras met zicht op het park van Tervuren.

First, the banquet hall is part of the historic palace where the Royal Museum for Central Africa is housed. What’s more, the Royal Museum for Central Africa originated from the World Exhibition of 1897.

And too stimulate the interest in Belgium for its Congo Free State, Leopold II organised an exhibition. Congo exhibition in the Colonial Palace in Tervuren was part of this grand event. Furthermore, the enormous success led to the founding of the first Congo Museum in 1898. From the beginning, this institution received a scientific assignment. However, due to the rapid expansion of the collections, a larger building was necessary. So, in 1910 Albert I inaugurated the museum and bestowed the name after the Congolese independence. Source:www.huisvandijck.be

“ABC Gospel Choir made our wedding compleet at Colonial Palace in Tervuren – Belgium. It was a wonderful, soulful and unforgettable day.” Aagje & Robrecht, Brussels.

Wazzup Singers @ Smaak Boulevard Sloterpark Foodfestival

30/06/2019 14:15 – 15:45 Muziek Tent Oever tegenover Theater de Meervaart, Amsterdam New West
Wazzup Singers @ Smaak Boulevard Sloterpark Foodfestival. De gospel choir zal hun muzikale medewerking verlenen aan het event voor alle leeftijden. Along with other music acts the choir shall perform some old and new gospel & soul hits.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:  From July 2019 is Clover Jean Entertainment no longer a member of Wazzup Singers.

“De Smaakboulevard is een nieuw bruisend cultureel en culinair event aan de Amsterdamse Sloterplas en staat volgens de organisatie garant voor veel lekker ‘werelds’ eten. Culinaire ondernemers uit Amsterdam Nieuw-West en omgeving verwennen het publiek met het lekkerste streetfood uit verschillende streken. ‘Mondverwenners’ uit de buurt en daarbuiten prikkelen alle zintuigen, is de belofte.

Culinaire festivals schieten als paddestoelen uit de grond. Steeds meer mensen vinden het leuk om met voedsel en koken bezig te zijn en worden ‘voedselbewust’. Het festival De Smaakboulevard zet het grootste park van Amsterdam op een culinair podium. Op zondag 22 juni kan je van 14:00 tot 21:00 uur genieten van wereldse gerechten, lokale acts, muziek, dans, workshops en beeldende kunst voor jong en oud.” Gratis toegang. Voor meer informatie en de hele line-up: www.smaakboulevard.com

Smaak Boulevard SloterparkExperience Smaak Boulevard Sloterpark Foodfestival, where you can meet local talent and watch dynamic performances. Gospel songs. Before and during the festival on Sloterplas you can treat yourself to some amazing food and mouth-watering delights.  And if you’re in the mood you just might end up singing and swinging along to the Wazzup Singers! This is a great event for young, old and for the entire family. Don’t miss out on this FREE event!

Check out the below site for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/smaakboulevardsloterpark/

 

 

Wazzup Singers @ OSCAM Café Sunday Gospel Brunch

30/06/2019 00:15 – 19:00 OSCAM Café, Amsterdam
Wazzup Singers @ OSCAM Café Sunday Gospel Brunch – Bijlmerdreef South East Amsterdam. Along with other gospel acts the choir shall perform some old and new gospel hits.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:  From July 2019 is Clover Jean Entertainment no longer a member of Wazzup Singers.

 

Wazzup singers multicultural gospel choir from Amsterdam

image credit (C) Dorytha – photographer

Experience the late Sunday Gospel Brunch at OSCAM Café, where local talent perform both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to some amazing food mouth-watering delights. Don’t miss out! And if you’re in the mood you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine! This is a great event for young, old and for the entire family.

Check out the below site for more information.

 

 

Spoken Word @ Africa4U Fashion Show Bleeker Foundation

28/06/2019 19:00 – 22:00 Schouwburg en Congrescentrum Het Park, Hoorn
AFRICA4U Fashion Show is here again and as a spoken word artist I’ll be taking part! And in collaboration with Bleeker Foundation International and the founder Cecilia it promises to be a fab event. She’ll share her stories about Bobo Couture, a wonderful example of African fashion.

africa 4 u fashion show Celebrity Celebrant TV judge presenter wearing black top, smiling and leaning on a white wall

Africa4u spoken word artist clover jean @ Schouwburg het Park

On June 28, 2019 the second edition of AFRICA4U Fashion show will be held. Last year was a huge success and this year promises to be even better. This African fashion, dance and market founded by De Bleeker Foundation invites you to come along.

Moreover, you can enjoy the fashion show and the amazing top African designs! Furthermore, there will be talented designers, Afrodance and spoken word poetry performances, including Clover Jean. And let’s not forget the extensive AFRICA4U market full of culture, tradition and beautiful people. See you there!
Africa4U Fashion show spoken word poetry

Jazz Festival Duke op het Diemerplein 6de Editie

02/06/2019 13:00 – 20:00 Duke op Diemerplein, Diemen
Summer is on it’s way! And the popular Duke of Diemerplein – Jazz Festival is fast approaching. According to www.diemernieuws.nl, last year’s jazz festival was an enormous success.

So, the organisers of the jazz concert have asked me to present the festival again. What’s more, I’ll be singing a few jazz standards from Ella Fitzgerald along with MDM Jazz Orkest.

But who will top the Duke op het Diemerplein stage bill in 2019? … Well, the 6th edition promises to be extra exciting this year. The acts headlining are the renowned Dutch Jazz singer Denise Jannah & the Ramón Valle Trio.  See you there!

JazzFestival Duke op het Diemerplein Line-up

jazzfestival duke op het diemerplein with Denise Jannah en Ramon Valle Trio

Clover Jean – Presentatrice – Jazzfestival Duke op het Diemerplein

PROGRAM

Official opening Erik Boog, Mayor of Diemen

13.00     Armando Cairo quartet

14.00     Ramon Valle piano & lady of jazz – Denise Jannah

15.00     Celia Berkers & Boris Rodenko piano

15.30     Dweilorkest de Neuteblazers

16.00     Diemer Harmonie

16.45     Surprise act

17.00     Jazzorkest MDM speelt Mingus, Duke en Monk

17.45     The Bears Project

18.45     Amy Koopmanschap – Duke op het Diemerplein Jazz Award Ceremony

19.00     The Young Experience – Youth Jazz Bigband

20.00     End

Presenter         : Clover Jean 

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Shopping centre program

14.00     Leo Herzog quartet

15.00     Diemen music school

jazzfestival Diemen winkelcentrum

Wazzup Singers @ Het Breda Jazz Festival 31 May 2019

31/05/2019 15:00 – 16:00 Breda Jazz Festival – Café De Bruine Pij, Breda
During the Breda Jazz Festival 2019 shall the Wazzup Singers gospel choir perform a few songs.

Breda Jazz Festival

Since 1971 the Breda Jazz Festival has grown into a magnificent four-day musical event
appealing to a wide audience. The kick-off is on Ascension Day, at 13.00 on the Grote
Markt. Four days later, on Sunday evening, the last notes are played.

Almost 20 stages

Wazzup singers multicultural gospel choir from Amsterdam

image credit (C) Dorytha – photographer

In the beginning, the ‘Turfschip’ (a former eventhall located at the Chasséveld) was the main center of of our festival. The outdoors concerts were mainly located on the Havermarkt and the Grote Markt. Nowadays, our festival counts almost 20 stages located throughout the city, each with its own characteristics and jazz style.

These outdoors concerts are free of charge and accessible for everyone. For some of our indoors concerts tickets are available. Every year at Easter Monday, the official ticket sale starts during the “Jazzin’ Around” event in the Ginneken-area in Breda.

 

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