BASS, TENOR & BEATBOX AUDITIONS

Do you want to travel the world with an internationally renowned vocal group? The Junction is looking for two new members: a BASS and a TENOR, one of whom is also a skilled BEATBOXER. Both men have excellent intonation, rhythm and reading skills, and have the ability to sing in a variety of styles, with and without vibrato.

Additional bass requirements: range down to a low B
Additional tenor requirements: range up to a high B flat in full voice

If you’re the one we’re looking for, we’d like to hear from you!

Please email to info@thejunctionofficial.com with a photo, a CV (including age)
and 3 – 4 tracks of you singing a mixture of styles (pop, jazz, classical).
Tracks must be live and unedited – smartphone recordings are fine.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 9th of October.

Let us know if you have any more questions.







Winner Aarhus


“The Junction… New, rising talent of Holland! A tight knit group of a cappella singers creating a unique sound blending jazz, pop and exciting original music. These five artists dedicate themselves to writing, arranging, and performing their music with authenticity and fulfillment. Keep your eyes and ears open for The Junction! You won’t want to miss them!”

Kim Nazarian / New York Voices


“Jazzy, complex arrangements sung with ease. Great soloists, voice blend, rhythm & jazz feel. Actually one of the best vocal jazz groups I’ve heard.”

Peder Karlsson / ex-member of The Real Group


– PRESS ABOUT ‘RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD’ –

“An impressive debut album”
ZING Magazine


“Fresh, surprising and energetic”
Elegance


“London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ proves to be an overwhelming ending song”
Jazzism

About Us

The Junction is an a cappella vocal group from The Netherlands, formed by five devoted vocalists. They share a passion for vocal harmonies and tight rhythms, while translating modern songs and classics into their own compositions. Their voices are used as strong and expressive instruments, switching from modern jazz harmonies to crazy hip hop beats, and from dazzling solos to tight vocal percussion.
In 2013 The Junction performed at Vokal Total Festival in Graz, winning the award for Best Jazz Arrangement for Singin’ in the Rain. In September they went on a concert tour in South Korea and to top off the year, the group was support act for band Handsome Poets’ national Club Tour. In 2014 the group toured with Dutch symphonic orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble, and hit a wide variety of stages. The Junction was also invited to perform on several a cappella events in Germany, slowly building up their fan base abroad.
At the start of 2015 the singers were invited to perform at the ITB International Choir Competition in Indonesia, where they toured, gave concerts and master classes. In May, the group won the prestigious international vocal group competition at the Aarhus Vocal Festival in Denmark.
Recently, The Junction has released its debut album ‘Right Down The Road’.

Portret_isa

 

Isa is the high soprano of The Junction. She began her musical career by studying piano in her home city, Barcelona, where she completed her bachelor in piano, and also got classical singing education. After all these years dedicated to classical music, she felt like she needed a twist. She moved to Amsterdam in 2012 and she is now finishing her bachelor in jazz voice at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. If you would ask her what kind of music she likes the most, she’d probably not know what to answer. She gets her inspiration from classical composers, from old and new jazz voices like Sarah Vaughan, Billy Holiday and Esperanza Spalding. She also feels strongly connected to Mediterranean culture and music, never forgetting her roots.

Portet_margriet

 

Margriet is the mezzo-soprano in the TJ-family. Thanks to her breezy warm sound she gives the group an airy twist. She can purr like a kitten but you might be surprised to find she can also roar like a lion, a sound she discovered during one of her many musical journeys through the African continent. Meanwhile she studied jazz vocals at the Royal Conservatory where she fell in love with the music of Ella, Chet, Billie and Miles and is also truly inspired by Roisín Murphy. Now she’s taken up residence on the waters of Amsterdam in her very own houseboat. One of her lifelong pleasures is the anatomy of the voice and voice technique programs: she loves to experiment with new tricks and sounds.

Portet Joyce

 

Joyce-Lou is the Junction’s tuning fork and provides their ear food with a soulful and jazzy alto sauce. Speaking of ears, Joyce-Lou has a well-developed big pair of those, thanks to her jazz-education at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and thanks to her aunt, who pierced her ears and gave her earrings when she was just a baby of 6 months old. This half Dutch half Asian girl loves to daydream, noodle lovely long vocal lines and bake her own musical pies with ingredients of her liking. Joyce is very inspired by jazz horn players from back in the days, such as Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard in a fusion of Beyoncé, Usher and some good hip-hop. All fresh, organic and pure of course.

Portet_henk

 

Henk‘s musical career started with playing the harmonium as a child, however he felt relieved to switch to the piano soon. At home and in church, ensemble singing was a natural thing to do. Still he had to overcome a career as a jurist first to find out that his heart and true talents lie in music. After studying in Utrecht and New York, he won the 2013th edition of the Dutch Jazz Vocalists Competition. Whatever role you ask him to play in TJ, he’s up for it, whether singing bass lines, warm timbered solos or tenor choir parts. Henk finds musical inspiration in Take6, Sting, U2, John Coltrane, Avishai Cohen and his fellow Junctioneers. He is always eager to get the harmonies even tighter than tight and the voices super-connected to have them blended as one blast of sound.

Portet_paul

 

Paul is TJ’s groove box. Kicks, snares, all kinds of FX accompanied by funky bass lines; get ready to bop your head once this tight rhythm machine gets turned on. Together with Henk he takes care of the group’s bottom end, but he also likes to belt out smooth RnB lines in his clear falsetto voice now and then. Besides being inspired by artists like D’Angelo, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean, Paul gets a great deal of inspiration from classical composers such as Claude Debussy, which he loves to put into his work as a composer for film and theatre. His roots in songwriting and producing are definitely heard in the driving arrangements he writes for The Junction.

 
 
The Junction works with young and ambitious vocal coach Merel Martens, who is internationally known for her conducting skills and vocal arrangements.

Upcoming Shows

05Oct2016 Naaldwijk, NL
WestlandTheater De NaaldConcert – Tickets
Concert – Tickets
08Oct2016 Escalquens, FR
Salle Altigone à Saint-OrensVoix Croisées Festival – Tickets
Voix Croisées Festival – Tickets
28Oct2016 Oss, NL
Theater De LievekampConcert – Tickets
Concert – Tickets
02Dec2016 Heilbronn, DE
Unter Der PyramideA Cappella Nacht – Tickets
A Cappella Nacht – Tickets
16Dec2016 Amersfoort, NL
De Lieve VrouwConcert – Tickets
Concert – Tickets
17Dec2016 Grootschermer, NL
Podium Onder De TorenConcert – Tickets
Concert – Tickets
14Jan2017 Heerlen, NL
Parkstad TheaterConcert
Concert
04Feb2017 Lüdenscheid, DE
Kulturhaus LüdenscheidA Cappella Nacht – Tickets
A Cappella Nacht – Tickets

Past Shows

TOURS:
NOV 2015 – China / Hong Kong / Macau Tour
FEB 2015 – Indonesia Tour
APR 2014 – Ricciotti Ensemble Tour
OCT-DEC 2013 – Handsome Poets Tour
SEP 2013 – South Korea Tour

07Aug2016 Friedrichshaven, DLConcert Concert
06Aug2016 Fritzlar, DEConcert Concert
29Jul2016 Dreieichenhain, DEConcert Concert

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More info: info@thejunctionofficial.com

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Bookings – The Netherlands
Vivesco
Marcel van Zijl
+31 (0) 6 24807266
marcel@vivesco.nl
www.vivesco.nl

Bookings – Germany
Magenta
Peter Martin Jacob
+49 (0) 6 2186258988
herrjacob@magenta-concerts.de
www.magenta-concerts.de

Press / TV Promotion
INCROWD Entertainment
Jose Lensink
T +31 (0) 20 6188799 – M +31 (0) 6 51030301
info@incrowdentertainment.nl
www.incrowdentertainment.nl

Radio Promotion
ET Plugger
Erik Timmerman
+31 (0) 6 10529248
etmail@knoware.nl




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