Rotterdamse Dakendagen

Presale 8.00
Tickets must be bought through the Rotterdamse Dakendagen website

Date Sunday 05 June, 2022
Start 11:00

Attention: the concert hall is not accessible for wheelchair users, as there is no lift. Sorry for the inconvenience.

| The HBS building is part of a walking route: Centrum Nieuwe Westen. Tickets and more information about these routes can be found on the website of Rotterdamse Dakendagen: On our website you can find information about the concerts. The price (€8,00) is for the full route, including the concerts on top of our building.

Every year there is a unique festival in Rotterdam… The Rotterdamse Dakendagen! This means that we get to visit Rotterdam in a completely different fashion than what we are used to. However, new views are not the only things we experience on these Rotterdam rooftops! There is also dance, theatre, music, and other activities on the beautiful rooftops of Rotterdam. New Grounds is one of those places! On the 4th and 5th of June, there will be live music in the café, and ofcourse you can take a look at Rotterdam from our beautiful rooftop at the monumental HBS building.

New Grounds team
For the 5th of June we have a very personal performance, members of our team! All of these musicians are staff members, either floor managers, bartenders or ticket scanners. Please read below to get to know our lovely staff members and their unique and amazing music…

Alisa Victoria sings her pop songs, supported by her pianist Esther Jacobs. In her work, the influence of many Dutch and English songwriters can be heard. Alisa Victoria uses her music to communicate her feelings and hopes to take the listener along with her story through that.

The music of Anoush Saadat has its roots in the flamenco culture as he has been studying and working as a flamenco guitarist since 2010 in Spain, Germany and China. He has been described as an extremely lyrical player by most who hear him, an attribute which has made him very desired by both flamenco singers and dancers. Ever since he moved to the Netherlands in 2017 he has also been working on his repertoire as a soloist and as an arranger of his compositions for his flamenco cross-over band ‘Karisma’.

Benjamin Solomon graduated from the conservatory of Rotterdam in 2021. In the past, he led an innovative cross-media jazz trio with the main focus of performing live on stage as a means to play a video game. More recently, he has been fine-tuning the craft of playing traditional jazz composition in the form of solo bass performance and playing with a few Rotterdam-based ensembles such as the Youngmin Kwon Quintet and the Federico Carreras Quartet.

Enda Joyce is Jazz Pianist, composer and bandleader from Donegal, Ireland. He is currently studying for a Masters in Music at Codarts Rotterdam. For this solo piano concert, Enda will be performing a mix of Brazilian Jobim repertoire and original funk compositions.  Expect energetic grooves and improvisation.

Martijn van Ditshuizen is a 20 year old saxophonist based in Rotterdam. You can find hm mostly in jazz and hip-hop settings these days. Next to that, he is experimenting with loop- and effect pedals to create a solo set in which he tries to combine as many of his musical backgrounds into a style he likes to call electronic jazz.

Omar Ka
Omar Ka, a friend of New Grounds, will invite his band and multiple friends to do an amazing jam session on our rooftop. Born in Senegal, he came to Rotterdam in 1994. He is a descendent of a century-old West-African nomad culture (Fulani) with a very rich music culture. He has made national and international success and has played with many known artists; such as Trijntje Oosterhuis and DJ Tiësto. For the Rotterdamse dakendagen he will mix it up, and make it a lively jam session! Think of a mix between Surinamese, African and Dutch music.