Red Light Jazz @ ‘t Mandje

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Date(s) - 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017
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Cafe 't Mandje


The Red Light Jazz Festival is held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June. The Red Light District in Amsterdam is known for it’s bars, restaurants, hookers and brothels. Add to that a healthy dosis of Jazz  and you got the Red Light Jazz Festival. The red light district is quit a natural location for a jazz festival. The first jazz bars in Amsterdam were in this area in the 1920’s and 1930’s, where the sailors hang out who brought this new style of music to the Netherlands.

Cafe ‘t Mandje joins the festival with two concerts on the 3rd and 4th of June. That will feel like a return to the roots of jazz in Amsterdam, because ‘t Mandje was founded just in the period jazz came to the city. The bar still has the same feel as in the old days, so with the addition of two great concerts it will feel like you are able to travel through time.

Red Light Jazz @ ‘t Mandje

Saturday 3rd June between 20.00 and 21.00 is a performance of the Nicoline Snaas Trio. On the basis of Jazz standards this unusual trio explores unusual musical avenues. With hints of the Cool Jazz period and sometimes romantic and sometimes dark, melancholic this concert promises to be a great Saturday night concert in the oldest gay bar in town. The trio consists of:

  • Mateusz Pulawski, guitar
  • Jan Verwey, harmonica
  • Nicoline Snaas, singing

On Sunday 4th June from 16.00 you can close off your weekend with a concert by the New Smoothies. Three swinging ands singing ladies will perform old fashion swing jazz, accompanying themselves on ukulele, bass guitar and kazoos. You can sing along!