This landmark in Dutch Jazz music began in 1974, organized by the Dutch Jazz Foundation and the union of improvising musicians, BIM. They convinced the Dutch government to provide grants for improvised music which led to the establishment of the Bimhuis. Such jazz legends as Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Dexter Gordon, Sun Ra, Art Blakey all played here. More than a hundred LP's and CD's have come out of sessions at the Bimhuis.
Most performances start about 9pm, unless noted.
Address: Oude Schans 73-77 City: Amsterdam Postcode: 1011 Phone: 020 Fax: 020 Added: November 3rd 2001 Reviewer: Martin Trip