Three of the most talented Jazz musicians of the new generation arrive at Teatro Munganga in Amsterdam to perform a wide repertoire of Jazz and Brazilian Classics with refined and unique arrangements for voice, guitar and chromatic harmonica. Filomena Croce, Armand van Wijck and Tiago Lageira will enchant you with their own personal vision of masterpieces byTom Jobim, Toots Thielemans, sophisticated ballads, playful bossas and more.
Filomena Croce is an Italian singer and songwriter currently based in Rotterdam. Master of Music graduate at ArtEZ Conservatorium Zwolle, The Netherlands, Filomena performs with various duos, bands and choirs around the world at well-known Theaters and Clubs such as the Ariston Theater in Sanremo (Italy), Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Royal Festival Hall and King’s Place (United Kingdom); and at Festivals such as The London Jazz Festival (UK), Tomorrowland (Belgium), the Bremer Karnaval (Germany), and more. In 2017 Filomena was chosen to represent ArtEZ Conservatorium at the leading Dutch network event InJazz Festival at Theater Walhalla in Rotterdam; in 2018 she represented The Netherlands at the Eurovox Congress in The Hague; and in 2019 she performed with multiple Grammy Award-winning orchestra, the Metropole Orkest at the Ziggo Dome Arena in Amsterdam. While living in the United Kingdom, she has been part of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy Ensemble (NYJO). Filomena has been a vocal teacher at the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Brugge, Belgium in 2019, and a guest long distance Professor at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2021. She has opened her own Music school, FC Music School in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2018.
Armand van Wijck was the first chromatic harmonica player to graduate from a full-time jazz study at a Dutch conservatory (Codarts in Rotterdam). His eternal quest for musical freedom, the emotion of sound and timbres has now brought him to Sweden. At Gothenburg Conservatory he follows a Master in improvisation and world music. Armand gets lessons from, and works together with Scandinavian jazz legends such as Anders Jormin and Arve Henriksen. However, because of his Indo-Surinamese roots, there is always a big place in his heart for South American music.
Tiago Lageira is a young upcoming european guitarist who plays Jazz/Fado/Brazilian music. Portuguese of origin, Tiago moved to the Netherlands at the age of 15 where he graduated from the conservatory and is currently very active in the music scene. Main projects have been his own Tiago Lageira TRIO, FADOpelos2, Trio dos Anciões, CoolHaven Quintet and many others! He’s also winner of the TV competition ‘We Want More’ and the UK Jazz Guitar Competition 2020.