The Blue Note Emerging Artist Series is designed to give young up and coming musicians the opportunity to perform at the Blue Note as an opening act for our jazz legends. The opening act performance will go from 6:30 - 7:30PM and will provide access to the 8:00PM set at no additional cost.
The creative and lyrical approach to modern Jazz, make saxophonist Marike van Dijk's compositions and playing stand out amongst young improvisers. A Dutch native, Marike has been around New York's vibrant jazz scene for two years now, during which she completed a master's degree at NYU. After releasing her debut album in 2010, she is now working on her second album, to be released in fall this year. Marike has toured all over the world, performing in the most prestigious Jazz venues and festivals in Europe Including the North sea jazz festival (the largest indoor Jazz festival in the world) in Rotterdam.
‘Marike Van Dijk has recorded lyrical and compelling tunes on her first outing. She plays with determination and a beautiful sound on all her horns. This music has a nice feel and shape to it. Well worth the listen!’
-Saxophonist Bob Mintzer
‘Marike’s playing and composing has been an evolutionary delight. Her growth in concept and craftmanship have given us innovation and individuality. Marike has a passion for style and development that will enlighten us for years to come.’
-Saxophonist Dick Oatts
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