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Fleurine plays the London Jazz Festival

On November 16th 2005, bringing her trio featuring Jesse van Ruller on guitar, Johan Plomp on bass and Sebastiaan Kaptein on drums.

Fleurine is excited to return to the UK and be a part of the Festival.

For location details , see AGENDA

Fleurine with Brad Mehldau DUO in NYC

Fleurine will be performing in New York City in a Duo Concert with Brad Mehldau at the JAZZSTANDARD "Some of the best booking in the city." according to the NY Times, on September 19th, two shows at 7.30 and 9.30 pm.

For more info , adress and reservations go to


July 30th 2005 Fleurine will be playing a special evening of her music at the wonderful CONCERTGEBOUW , in Amsterdam (Grote Zaal) featuring BRAD MEHLDAU, and presenting a program collaborating with special guests among which, for the first time the GUSTAV KLIMT STRING QUARTET. She will perform one set with her band featuring Jesse van Ruller , Johan Plomp and Sebastiaan Kaptein and one set with Brad Mehldau and Strings. Guest Jose Lopretti will be featured on melodica.

Mehldau will be writing new string arrangments especially for this occasion.

Tickets can be reserved at

FIRE reviewed in JAZZTIMES Magazine ( USA) March 2005 issue

"GOLDEN-VOICED Dutch beauty FLEURINE continues to practise her cunning BRAND of VOCAL WIZARDRY on her SUBLIME American debut " FIRE".

Five years ago, golden-voiced Dutch beauty Fleurine doubled with pianist Brad Mehldau, serving as coperformer, coarranger and on two tracks cowriter, for the mesmerizing Close Enough for Love, teaching us, among other things, that Supertramp's "The Logical Song" could be transformed into five -and-a-half minutes of poetic longing and that Jimi Hendrix, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Michel Legrand made for contented neighbours.

Now with Fire, her equally sublime American debut produced by Robert Sadin (whose long list of critical and popular accomplishments includes Wayne Shorter's Algeria), she continues to practise her cunning brand of vocal wizardry. Read more >>

Fleurine's new album FIRE now available on APPLE iTunes

Go to  iTunes websiteYou can now download the tracks and the album FIRE directly from Apple iTunes. Click here to go directly to the download page

If your browser is not configured to Apple Itunes yet, go to  JazzOnline and listen to the album.

FIRE is now also available instore in NYC at TOWER RECORDS in listening stations at the Tower Jazzdepartment( search under Jazz- F)

Go to  Umbria Jazz Winter website2005 Fleurine performing DUO with Brad Mehldau in Italy and France

Fleurine will be performing in ITALY and FRANCE in January and February, duo with Brad Mehldau. Amongst others at the Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto.
for more details check out the AGENDA


2005 kicks off with a special Japanes version of Fleurine's new album Fire in Japan.

Go to  Umbria Jazz Winter websiteFire appears on the hip new label " 55 Records"  and this means that Japanese fans no longer have to get the ( expensive! ) import version but have access to Fleurine's latest album completely translated into Japanese with all the lyrics and a special new Japanese cover! Check it out at

As for the US, aside from the above mentioned apple I-tunes, and the TOWER record stores in NYC, where Fire can be found in the listening posts at the Jazz department

FIRE is NOW available ONLINE in the US at

Fleurine will also be featured this month on NPR radio (USA) in JAZZPERSPECTIVES


Pictures of North Sea Jazz Festival

Check out these nice pictures by Ron Jenner of Fleurines concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival

NOVEMBER in The Netherlands,

Fleurine is coming to the Netherlands for a theatertour in November with a new addition to the band: special guest Esther Apituley on viola. They will be performing in Utrecht, Amsterdam , Leeuwarden , Austerlitz and Den Haag. NOTE: the DATE in DEN HAAG has been CHANGED into November 21st and the location is now Theater aan het Spui. ( For more details go to  Agenda)

December 2nd Fleurine will be playing at Joe's Pub in New York City with Jeff Ballard ( dr), Doug Weiss ( b) , Jesse van Ruller (g) and Brad Mehldau(p) at 7 PM .

This marks the American release of her new album"Fire" !

Fleurine at UITmarkt Amsterdam

Go to North Sea Jazz website
On sunday 29 August at 16.00 Fleurine performed on the Brandpodium at the UITmarkt Festival in Amsterdam.
For more information and other music, see

Fleurine at North Sea Jazz on July 11th

Go to North Sea Jazz websiteFleurine will be coming to Europe to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday July 11th at 17.30 in the beautiful Van Gogh-zaal.

Her regular band, featuring Jesse van Ruller on guitar and Johan Plomp on bass and Sebastiaan Kaptein on Drums will play the repertoire of the new CD "Fire" , and feature special guest appearances by Brad Mehldau ( Piano) and Jose Lopretti ( melodica). For more information please visit

Fleurine and KLM jazz
This summer Fleurine is presenting the artist line-up for the North Sea Jazz Festival 2004 with tracks from the featured artists on the Royal KLM Jazz channel on all flights to Amsterdam, in June, July and August.

The new album: FIRE
For her new release, "Fire", Fleurine collaborated with producer Robert Sadin, who recently produced Herbie Hancock's Grammy winning "Gershwin's World" with Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell, and Wayne Shorter's latest release "Alegria". Sadin has also conducted, arranged and produced for a wide range of leading artists, including Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Milton Nascimento, Dee Dee Bridgewater,  and the New York Philharmonic. Sadin was so enthusiastic about Fleurine's previous recordings that he offered to produce her next album. Fleurine was thrilled to work with Sadin and their musical chemistry brought forth an exceptional album.

Fleurine continues to be bold and original, this time arranging famous pop hits by Peter Frampton, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake, Paul Simon and The Pretenders in a jazz context, while at the same time reinterpreting a Gabriel Fauré's classic sung in French, showcasing that jazz has no limits. Her great love for Brazilian grooves and language, always present on all of Fleurine's albums is featured on the title track "Fire", as well as on two brand new Brazilian originals and one classic Jobim.

The album features top players from two continents;  New York's finest -drummer Jeff Ballard, saxophonist Seamus Blake, accordionist Gil Goldstein, pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist Peter Bernstein, and from Europe,  Fleurine's  treasured band-members of 10 years: Holland's premier guitarist Jesse van Ruller and Dutch bass ace Johan Plomp. With "Fire"  Fleurine continues to create her own unique niche in the world of jazz.

FIRE in France and Belgium

Fleurine will be presenting her new CD FIRE live in Paris on March 12th and Brussels on March 13th, see AGENDA for where the concerts take place.

Fire will be in stores in Belgium and France on MARCH 8th .

On the radio in Belgium
Monday March 8th  Fleurine will be interviewed 45 minutes on the RTBF radio 3 LE JAZZ met Philippe Baron from 18.15 til 19.00 hrs

Between 21.00 and 24.00 tracks from Fire will be played on `Le Jazz a tous les etages`on radio presented by Patrick Bivort    

Tuesday March 9th a track of Fire will be featured on `In the Club` a radio show on VRT radio between 21.45 and 22.00 presented by Rob Leurentop

Fleurine in the magazines
These months you can read about Fleurine in JAZZ Magazine and Avantgarde Magazine (February/ March 2004)

New website Brad Mehldau

Check out Brad's new website at


Radio: Fleurine Live in Vredenburg
Tuesday January 6, 2004
- Concertzender between 20.00 en 21.00 uur

Ter gelegenheid van het uitbrengen van haar nieuwste cd 'Fire' maakte vocaliste Fleurine in november een tournee langs de Nederlandse podia. Op 18 november trad ze op in de Kleine Zaal van Vredenburg, Utrecht. De ConcertZender maakte er opnamen van.Met Brad Mehldau, piano, Jesse van Ruller, gitaar, Johan Plomp, bas en Sebastiaan Kaptein, drums.
Samenstelling: Hans Straman

'Fleurine 10 years'

Special Concert  JANUARY 8th 2004 in HET BIMHUIS in AMSTERDAM

Tien jaar geleden begon Fleurine haar band met gitarist Jesse van Ruller en bassist Johan Plomp.Het begon als een kwintet met pianist Stefan Schmid (inmiddels ZUCO 103), drumgigant John Engels en saxofonist Ben van den Dungen . Na 4 jaar gingen ze verder als Fleurine Plus Two en sinds 2002 zijn ze versterkt met drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein.

Fleurine bleek een van de meest succesvolle vocalisten van haar generatie.Op Donderdag 8 Januari komen uiteenlopende gasten met wie Fleurine de afgelopen 10 jaar samenspeelden het concert-feest opluisteren, o.a. pianist Brad Mehldau, Ben van den Dungen, John Engels en componist/bassist José Lopretti, die voor meerdere albums materiaal leverde. Van de hardbop van hun debuut CD"Meant to be!"( het bestverkochte jazz album in Nederland in de jaren 90) tot het gloednieuwe materiaal van hun zeer lovend ontvangen recente release"FIRE"( zie reviews), Fleurine en haar band staan garant voor een afwisselend en avontuurlijk programma. Niet missen dus!


Fleurine on the radio
Sunday January 4, 2004
- Concertzender between 16.00 en 17.00 uur as guest to Hans Dijkstal in OFF THE RECORD

'Fire' - cd presentatie
vrijdag 7 november

De officiele presentatie  van de nieuwe cd van Fleurine vind plaats in de Dr Anton Philipszaal in Den Haag op vrijdag 7 November a.s. om 20.15 uur. (special guest o.a. Brad Mehldau)  - tel 070- 88 00 333 - website:

Luister naar Fleurine
Luister naar een uur Fleurine bij Kunststof op Radio 1 via internet

Winnaars DulferJazz prijsvraag
De winnaars van DULFERJAZZ Business News radio Prijsvraag. De volgende 10  winnaars hebben kaartjes gewonnen naar de CD-Presentatie van Fleurine in Den Haag in de Dr Anton Philipszaal op vrijdag 7 November a.s. om 20.15 uur

  • Ewald Samson | Frank Bakker | Henk Lotz | Wouter Kiers | Nico Wolfs | Chris van Leest | Baptist Braye | Jan Peter Scheffer | Karl Smit | Julius

Jullie mogen allen een gast van jullie keuze meevragen en staan op de gastenlijst  bij de kassa van de Anton Philipszaal (dus als bovengenoemd +1 ) Hartelijk gefeliciteerd en tot vrijdag!!

Fleurine op de RADIO (interviews & live)

Zaterdag 1 november - TROS op radio 4 tussen 10.30 en 12.00 uur, te horen op het programma van MUZIEK INTERACTIEF
Maandag 3 november - Business News Radio tussen 22.00 en 00.00 uur - studiogast bij Hans Dulfer in DULFER JAZZ 
Dinsdag 4 november - NPS radio 1 om 19.00 uur - een uur te gast bij KUNSTSTOF, waar ze ook een nummer live ten gehore zal brengen met Jesse van Ruller vanuit Desmet Studio's in Amsterdam
Donderdag 6 november - NCRV radio 4 tussen 16.00 en 18.00 te gast bij het muziekprogramma A4 - interview
 Zaterdag 8 november - Radio Noord Holland tussen 14.00 en 15.00 te gast in de Muziekafdeling bij Abel de Lange
Zaterdag 8 november - om 16.00 uur op RADIO 2 LIVE  - Live bij TROS MUZIEK CAFE met haar band vanuit de Plantage in Amsterdam
Dinsdag 11 november - Tros Radio 4 tussen 23.00 en 24.00 te gast in het programma Tros Theater
Woensdag 12 november - Radio M- Utrecht  12.00 uur te gast bij Radio M
Vrijdag 14 November - NPS  op Radio 2 tussen 23.00 - 01.00 uur Fleurine te gast in  ROUND MIDNIGHT gepresenteerd door Hans Mantel U kunt het programma ook live op internet beluisteren
Zondag 23 november - Radio 1 van 19.00 tot 20.00 uur LIVE met haar band bij OPIUM - AVRO radio - vanuit de Studio de Plantage in Amsterdam

Read the news from 2002 and 2001 >>


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