Recording the Hållsta Suite

Music is fleeting, if you hear it it exists, otherwise it does not exist. Okay, a feeling of music may also be something, but that is not very concrete. Not so long ago, you could only enjoy music and beautiful compositions if it was performed live. That was a good time for musicians, but a …

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Jazzmusic claims the Easter weekend.

More than 200 northern jazz lovers found their way to the theater last Easter weekend. And that is a great achievement from the Hållsta Suite, Stageband Jazz Orchestra and Treats. We offered a wonderful alternative to the classical passions, which are so widely visited around the Easter. And we would like to continue with that. …

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Tenth rehearsal Hållsta Suite

The last rehearsal had it in itself to become restless. Many remplacants, a camera team from RTV Noord with interview requests, and the tension of the last rehearsal. But we are ready, you notice it all. Everyone was calm and enjoyed the thoughts of the upcoming weekend. Some small improvements, one more time through the …

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From publicity to long-term friendship

Publicity and marketing is difficult for many artists. First of all it is pretty boring, and it often goes against the modest nature of many, sometimes introverted artists. In the art world it is the case that those who can best sell their story, or best know the way in the funds or subsidy world …

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Ninth rehearsel Hållsta Suite

During the eighth rehearsal we found out that it is not convenient that bassist / conductor Marco Kerver is in the back of the orchestra. He has to cue a lot, and it is at the expense of the Suite if that does not happen. So we changed the arrangement of the band the ninth …

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What to expect from the suite

We regularly get people’s questions about what to expect while seeing and listening to the Suite. Seeing is easy. 18 exceptionally good and passionate musicians, 2 fantastic female singers and 2 great male singers working on their passion, making music. Furthermore, there are winter images of the beautiful hamlet of Hållsta. That answer often does …

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Eighth rehearsal Hållsta Suite

We did not make it easy for us, as it turned out last Tuesday during the joint rehearsal of Stageband Jazzorchestra and Treats. A lot of new music, many notes, we had to get used to so much news We also rehearsed in concert setup last Tuesday, where our bassist / conductor is normally completely …

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Checking The Master CD of Treats.

Before the Master is recorded on CD for eternity, there must be a final check of those involved to listen to discrepancies on the CD. Bauke Van Der Laaken from the renowned Studio Spitbergen in Zuidbroek, one of the finest people to collaborate on a project together, has mixed and mastered the CD. And what …

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Beautiful events and visitors.

You can think of the nicest things, involve the best musicians, dress it up nicely. It’s all useless if there is no audience watching all the beautiful things you have made. With the Stageband we have already experienced that too often. Beautiful programs where the musicians had to go to the limit, for 10 people …

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Seventh rehearsal Hållsta Suite

After a week of vacation, yesterday we continued with the preparation of our Easter project. We are now in the final stages with the last 4 rehearsals, and we see that there is still a lot to be done. Treats participated for the first time during the rehearsal, where we also played a new piece. …

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