12 Points Artists

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Tineke Postma

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alto saxophonist Tineke Postma has hardly had time to draw breath since she graduated from The Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2003. Stylistically informed by the swing meets soul approach of old school players like Cannonball Adderly, yet embracing a cool contemporary line in her writing, she’s touched a collective nerve among Dutch audiences where her star is very much in the ascendancy. Comfortable within the boppish vein, she’s a musician who nonetheless demonstrates its enduring appeal when played with a genuine passion. At the vanguard of a new generation of women in Dutch jazz, she’s already toured extensively in Japan and The US, most notably with singer Dianne Reeves and has released two critically acclaimed CDs, including 2005’s For The Rhythm, which enlisted drummer Terry Lynn Carrington. Her all Dutch quartet for 12 Points! is no less impressive with pianist Mark Van Roon, bassist Wiro Mahieu and drummer Martijn Vink.