This year the Criss Cross partners Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (Scotland), Improvised Music Company (Ireland), Paradox & AMPA (The Netherlands), Music LX (Luxemburg), Estonia Jazz Union (Estonia) and JazzLab (Belgium) are thrilled to announce that no one less than Jim Black will be the Criss Cross Europe coach 2020, and he has selected these amazing musicians for his band:

Ananta Roosens, violin and trumpet (BE)

Sanne Rambags, vocals (NL)

Chris Guilfoyle, guitar (IRL)

Michel Meis, drums (LUX)

Aleksander Paal, alto sax (EST)

David Bowden, bass (SC)

In October the musicians rehearse in Tallinn (Estonia) from 4 to 8 October 2020. The premiere concert at the end of their residency kicks off the tour, with the following tour dates: 

Estonia: Thursday 8 Oct 2020

Ireland: Thursday 3 Dec 2020

Scotland: Friday 4 Dec 2020

Belgium (Bijloke): Tuesday 8 Dec 2020 

Luxemburg (Dudelange): Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 

Netherlands (Tivoli): Thursday 10 Dec 2020 

Netherlands (Paradox): Friday 11 Dec 2020

Netherlands (Lantarenventer / TBC): Saturday 12 Dec 2020

Keep your eyes peeled for our next posts, where we will introduce all the musicians to you.

Photo credit: Schindelbeck