Kika Sprangers Large Ensemble

2016 – present

I founded my Large Ensemble for my graduation concert in TivoliVredenburg Cloud Nine. The Large Ensemble adds a voice and horn section to my quintet.
I released the EP Leaves of Lily with this ensemble in 2017. It was well received and national newspaper Het Parool gave it four stars. Record label ZenneZ Records issued the second release in 2018, the same year in which I was selected Young VIP, an award that resulted in a major tour of jazz venues in the Netherlands with my ensemble. Highlights with the Large Ensemble were at leading venues inJazz, the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival, the Bimhuis Amsterdam and the Amersfoort Jazz Laureate Festival. The Large Ensemble also won the prize for the best arrangement and performance at the international contest B-jazz in Belgium in 2018. High time for a debut album! In March 2019, I plan to go into the studio with the Large Ensemble, and there will be a release tour in the fall.

I will overhaul the line-up of the Large Ensemble for the debut album.

Line-up:
Benjamin Torbijn – Drums
Danny van Ruitenburg – Basgitaar
Eric Brugmans – Gitaar
Manuel Wouthuysen – Piano/toetsen
Sanne Rambags, Anna Serierse, Marit van der Lei – Vocals
Jessie Brevé – Basklarinet
Jenneke de Jonge – Hoorn
Ruben Drenth – Trompet
Camila Moukarzel Ortega – Fluit

26 februari 2017 Kika Sprangers Large Ensemble @Cereolfabriek, Utrecht