FRESH! presents: Lidija Strika Quartet
oktober 9 @ 21:00 – 23:30
FRESH! is a new and vibrant jazz concert series in Den Haag. Featuring fresh music projects by the young international musicians connected to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. The artists in our line-up span from traditional jazz bands to soulful pop vocalists, and from professional orchestras to party-creating swing bands giving a great taste of what global jazz is like in our city. tooFRESH! is the second edition of our concept. It will show Den Haag that its local scene of upcoming talent is more alive than ever and ready to get on stage!
Lidija Strika (Croatia) is a bassist and bandleader who shares love for music, visual arts and linguistic expression. Growing up in Zürich and Rijeka, a port of cultural diversity and a rich underground scene, she was early on connected to psychedelic 60s rock, brit-pop, new wave, soul and later on jazz that she studied and shared love for. Lidija strives to get a sound that represents everything that has shaped her as a person and musician; inspiration from music and nature, life experiences, knowledge about human relations, literature, arts, history.
The quartet is born out the Gyoza Trio, with Niccolò Angioni on trumpet and Emiliano Roca on guitar, later joined by the Cypriot Nikolas Tsingaris on drums. During the pandemics Lidija went into an intense process of composing for this setting and arranging compositions of artists such as Bobby Watson, Benny Golson, Paul Simon, Bill Frisell I have listened to throughout the years. They recorded in fall 2021 the quartet’s first single ‘ Mr Curfew’ and plan to release their first album in spring 2023.
- Lidija Strika – double bass
- Niccolò Angioni – trumpet
- Emiliano Roca – guitar
- Nikolas Tsangaris – drums
Regular ticket: €10 pre-sale / €12,50 door
Student ticket: €5 pre-sale / €7,50 door