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Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist.  During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity.  The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”! AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz  Juan Revelations Award  in 2009 (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival).  In 2006, Tineke won the prestigious Midem “International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award”  in France, which she received during an award ceremony “Les Victoires de Jazz” that had been broadcasted live and nationwide on the French tv, channel France 3. In 2003 Tineke received  the “Jazz All Star Award”  (USA) Tineke also received several Dutch awards: “Langs de Lijn Award” (2007), “Singer Laren Jazz Award” (2002),”Heijmans Award” (2004). In 2008, Tineke had been nominated for another prestigious Dutch Prize: the “Notenkraker Award”.  For two years in a row, 2009 and 2010, Tineke was nominated for the “Paul Acket Award” (North Sea Jazz).  Tineke's latest cd " The Traveller" has been nominated for the important Edison Jazz award for 2010.
TINEKE POSTMA QUARTET The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2002 and has played at many international festivals, such as the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Middelheim Festival, Antwerp (Belgium), Nice Jazz Festival (France) , Victoria Jazz Festival (Spain), Young Euro Jazz Berlin (Germany), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan),  the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam), and Euro Jazz Festival (Mexico).
TINEKE POSTMA INTERNATIONAL QUARTET The Tineke Postma International Quartet with Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, was founded in February 2009, when Tineke recorded her new cd “The Traveller”. Tineke performed with the above mentioned musicians at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival and at Jazz  Ramatuelle in France. In February 2010 they performed at the Blue Note in New York (USA).For the full concertlist of Tineke Postma, please visit “Tours and Projects” at www.tinekepostma.com PROJECTS In  2003, Tineke performed with the Sisters in Jazz Project in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE  in Long Beach (all of them USA), as well as at the  North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Jazz  Vienne (France) and Umbria Jazz (Italy). In 2005, Tineke  participated in the “Billie and Me” project, a musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Joan Osnborne . They toured throughout the USA and played at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre ( Pittsburgh, Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park). Tineke joined  the international tour of the Terri Lyne Carrington Group  (Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Matthey Garrisson, ea). They played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in  Eilat,( Israel), Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (US) , the  International Jazz Festival, in Münster (Germany),  at Ronnie Scott’s, London  (UK), Tokyo Jazz Festival and in the Blue Note in Tokyo (Japan) .In 2009 Tineke was asked to join the Geri Allen Trio (The Hague Jazz Festival)Tineke was also guest soloist with Esperanza Spalding  at the  Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in 2008, at the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam (Netherlands)  in 2009 and at the Carnegie Hall,  New York, (US) in 2009. In her home country  (The Netherlands), Tineke worked with the free jazz Dutch drummer legend Han Bennink and Bassist Ernst Glerum.  At other concerts,  organised by “Jazzimpuls” Tineke performed with Fleurine (“Tribute to Duke Ellington”) Anne Chris and the Turkish native singer Esra Dalfidan. Tineke performed with Esperanza Spalding at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Carnegie Hall (New York), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam).Tineke tours regularly with the French pianist Cedric Handriot and the Dutch pianist Jasper van’t Hof (PiliPili-project). Tineke also plays regularly with drummer Pablo Pietro In Mexico.

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Tineke Postma - Leave Me A Place Underground
Tineke Postma - Before the Snow
What Kinda Bird is This? - Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma