City Maps – it’s not a concert, it’s a trip!

December 2021: release of our new CD City Maps

Our album will be released by Zennez Records. Want to buy it? Visit their website here.

Upcoming release concerts! Make your reservations here!

2022

SAT FEB 5 Hot House Leiden

SUN FEB 6 Plusetage Baarle-Nassau

MON FEB 7 Pletterij Haarlem

SUN MAR 6 Jazz Inverdan Zaandam

SUN OCT 16 Jazz in Feerwerd Feerwerd (o.v.b.)

2023

THU FEB 16 Pelt Jazz Neerpelt (B)

The concert in TivoliVredenburg that was planned on 10/12/21 is going to be rescheduled.

First reviews

“City Maps once again is spot on. The busy city, the multicultural city, the enigmatic city: with his (almost) drumless quartet Kamperman brings everything to life.” – CD review Mischa Andriessen for national newspaper Trouw (Dutch)

The energetic music shows Kamperman’s versatility, without turning into chaos. On the contrary, it’s a beautiful, well-rounded, completely sublime album. A gem.”Moorsmagazine, CD review

“It’s a great idea to work with the map frame. (…) The combination of the horns with Westerhof’s angular electric guitar is plainly great.(…) Wonderful playfulness, finesse and ingenuity. (…) In two pieces, “Old Bridge” and “Marktplatz”, Kamperman takes the drum seat and surprises with his economic, permeating and substantial playing” – Live review, Henning Bolte for Jazz Halo (English)

Steven Kamperman • alto & b-flat clarinet, drums, compositions; Bart Maris • trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Jorrit Westerhof • guitar; Dion Nijland • double bass; Henrietta Müller • VJ

Urban Chamber Jazz’: in the new Steven Kamperman project City Maps, musical influences vary widely from Ornette Coleman to swing jazz, from rock to minimal, from contemporary composed to modern dance grooves. All these roots come together in a compositional journey and a shared approach to intense improvisation. The result is a sound of abrasive beauty, in which ancient and progressive germs merge in a natural fashion, as they do in the cities around us.

For City Maps, Steven Kamperman wrote a series of pieces that together form a portrait of the modern city. Titles like Grand Boulevard, Cathedral, Dance Hall, Central Station and The Bridge can all be found on city maps. Together with Gent’s trumpet player Bart Maris, guitarist Jorrit Westerhof (Rotterdam), double bass player Dion Nijland (Utrecht) and visual artist Henrietta Müller (Rotterdam), Kamperman takes the audience on an adventurous journey through an imaginary city. [Read & listen further below the photo]

Photo Allard Willemse

The concrete jungle is dynamic, energetic, here and there overwhelmingly large, elsewhere moving with unexpected glimpses on picturesque corners. The poetic and colourful scenes of the city are filmed in co-operation with young filmer Henrietta Muller and projected in abstracted collages, live in dialogue with the music on two screens, surrounding the audience. Watch our trailer of Grand Boulevard below!