HISTORY - Transition Festival
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2022

“The anniversary edition of the Transition festival offered an excellent sample of what is going on in contemporary jazz.” ★★★★☆ – Volkskrant

“It was a great reunion full of modern, resilient jazz, a lot of Dutch jazz talent and the Guy Salamon Group as one of the highlights.” – NRC

GoGo Penguin – Immanuel Wilkins – Michael Mayo – Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre – Gino Cochise – Tijn Wybenga AM.OK – Chelsea Carmichael – Esinam – SCHNTZL – Dorian Dumont – Don Kapot – Jan Garbarek – Jeff Ballard Quartet – Joe Armon-Jones – Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio – Een ode aan Misha Mengelberg – Fuensanta & Ensamble Grande – NABOU – John Abercrombie Tribute – Nordmann – Kika Sprangers Quintet – Guy Salamon Group – Identified Flying Object – Luyi – Ian Cleaver Kwintet – Iman Spaargaren Kwintet – Miguel Ángel Santaella Kwintet – Steam Down – Kassa Overall

2019

“With almost 4000 visitors, the fourth edition of jazz festival Transition was spread across seven stages in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, appealingly wide.”NRC

Kit Downes – Metropole Orkest Feat. Donny Mccaslin – Weeseltoft-Berglund-Öström-Rymden – Melanie De Biaso – Michel Camilo & Tomatito – Arp Frique & Family – Kamaal Williams – Nubya Garcia – Laura Mvula – Tawiah – Ashley Henry – Chris Potter Circuits Quartet – Jonah Nilsson – Theon Cross – Marutyri – Beraadgeslagen – MDC III – Erik Friedlander’s Throw A Glass – Enrico Rava Sextet  – Mathias Eick Quintet – Shai Maestro Trio – Utrecht Jazz Archipel Performing Carla Bley – Joachim Kühn Solo – Mixmonk: Baron-De Looze-Verheyen – Bob Reynolds Quartet – Young Vips: Sun Mi=Hong & Sanne Rambags – Philipp Rüttgers-Twists of H.C. Andersen – Elina Duni = Harmen Fraanje & Arve Henriksen

2018

“The Transition Festival brings jazz in the broadest sense: old masters and fresh, modern bands.”NRC

“Transition showed young up-and-coming musicians at their best, and showed that the old jazz giants are nowhere near extinct.”JAZZNU

Phronesis & Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra – Sons of Kemet – Stuff. Plays Howard Shore – Ida Lupio Guidi/Petrella/Sclavis/Lobo – Morris Kliphuis Dimlicht – Jamie Peet & Niels Broos – Beets-Bennink-Glerum feat. Goudsmit & Baars – Eric Vloeiman’s Gatecrash feat. Jorrit Wester – Mammal Hands Aruan Oritz & Don Byron – Jazzmeia Horn – Sebastiaan van Bavel Trio + Jasper Blom & Vera Naus – Binker & Moses – Pat Martino Trio – Liberty Ellman Trio – Kika Sprangers Quintet – Camerom Graves Trio – John Surman – Invisble Threads – Lage Lund Trio – Tommy Got Waxed – Monk’s Casino – Keyon Harrold – Fluks – Gijs Idema’s – Los Calxunxos – Kika Sprangers Trio

2017

“This second thrilling edition of Transition shows how imaginative and multi-coloured contemporary jazz is. The long day offered many highlights, coming to a boiling point at Shabaka Hutchings.”De Volkskrant

“Bassists steal the show at Transition jazz festival.”NRC

Tigran Hamasyan – ALA.NI – Bigyuki – Branford Marsalis with special guest Kurt Elling – BRUUT! – Christian Scott – Dans Dans – Dominic J Marshall Trio – GoGo Penguin – Jasper Stadhouders Polyband – Jeff Parker – Joris Posthumus Tokyo’s Bad Boys – José James – Kaja Draksler Octet – Metropole Orkest met Reinier Baan & Ben van Gelder – Moses Sumney – Mulatu Astatke – Okabe Family – Phrones – Shabaka and the Ancestors – Somi – Steve Coleman – Thumbscrew – Thundercat – Ties Mellema & Rembrandt Frerichs Quartet – XamVolo – Xavi Torres Trio

2016

“What we know from North Sea Jazz happened at Transition in Utrecht: usually small acts played the big venues flat. This new jazz festival did not have to rely on the big names of yesteryear.”De Volkskrant

“A jazz festival that not only pays attention to crowd pleasers, but also offers a stage for experimental and innovative music.”Jazzenzo

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet – Gogo Penguin – Tord Gustavsen Group Feat. Simin Tander – Gideon van Gelder Lighthouse – Temko – Logan Richardson – Teus Nobel Kwintet – Dimami – Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet – Robert Glasper Experiment – Peter Brotzmann, Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits – Sons of Kemet – Bachar Mar-Khalifé – Tom Beek Kwintet – Avishai Cohen Trio – Ibrahim Maalouf Red & Black Light – Gary Bartz Quartet – Makaya Mccraven – Jesse van Ruller & Reinier Baas – Jungly By Night – Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – King – Eric Revis Trio Feat. Kris Davis – Boi Akih – Stuff. – De Beren Gieren – Broken Brass Ensemble