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MBB2012: Tenzing Norgay (by Yuri Honing)


MBB2012: Tenzing Norgay (by Yuri Honing)


The jury of the VPRO/Boy Edgar Award 2012 presented this year’s award to Yuri Honing (saxophonist, composer and band leader). He has all qualities that are needed to receive this, the most important Dutch jazz award. Yuri Honing is an instrumentalist who has not only done many things, but he has especially done many different things. He has not committed to one specific style or movement, but instead he has always looked for possibilities that go beyond borders with possibilities to connect different worlds. Yuri Honing is always in search of collaborations with musicians from various styles such as Arabian music, pop, classic and dance. Jazz however, always remains his point of reference in which he finds a creative and fertile basis.
The beginning of Honing’s career was marked by the Yuri Honing Trio, formed in 1990 with bassist Tony Overwater and drummer Joost Lijbaart. In 2002 he won an Edison Award (Dutch Grammy). Currently he divides his attention between two groups: Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and his electric Wired Paradise.
According to Ian Patterson of ‘All About Jazz’, “Wired Paradise produces one of the best live shows in the world today!”


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The Music Beyond Borders @ 10 Anniversary Concerts are coming soon with a big change in venue - outdoors at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza C (as part of the New Vision Arts Festival 2012). The concerts will take place on 3 Nov (Saturday) and 4 November (Sunday) from 2:30pm to 6pm. Two past Music Beyond Borders artists return: Award winning Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing, this time with his Wired Paradise band and, Austria’s Georg Gratzer and Beefolk, who gained quite a following on their last visit here. To mark the start of another 10 years of Music Beyond Borders to come, will be the Claude Diallo Situation from Switzerland, taking part in the project for the first time.

Music Beyond Borders – there are no limits to where we can take you.
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