James Oesi


02.09.2017          5 star review solo concert Stinze Stiens

A very nice review of my solo performance at Stinze Stiens in Friesland in the Leeuwarder Courant. You can read it here.

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27.07.2017          Solo concert at November Music!

I am already very excited to be performing at this years November Music festival in Den Bosch. A fantastic festival entirely made up of contemporary music, I will be premiering a new work written for me by dutch composer Pieter Smithuijsen! The concerts will be on the 12th of November!

25.05.2017          Dutch Double Bass Festival first edition

What an honour and a privilege it has been to launch the very first Dutch Double Bass Festival this past weekend in the Hague! The very first Double Bass Festival aimed at a broader public of music lovers!
I’m still coming down from what a fantastic weekend it was, filled with inspiring performances by, among others Edicson Ruiz and the Bassists of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gary Karr, Adam Ben Ezra, Joris Vanvinckenroye, Dominic Seldis and Wilbert de Joode! I’m excited to already start working on the second edition and want to say a big thank you to all who came out to this exciting event!

25.05.2017          NRC Handelsblad, Vrije Geluiden and Kunststof Radio

As part of the publicity leading up to the first edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival, NRC Handelsblad wrote a very beautiful article about me and the festival. The first article that really captures what my current thoughts are on the instrument and my approach to music making, you can read it back here!
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On the Thursday before the festival I had the opportunity to sit down for an hour with Petra Possel from NPO Radio 1 for a lovely interview for the programme Kunststof which you can listen back to here.
Dutch TV programme Vrije Geluiden also featured an item about the festival in which I gave an interview and got to perform with three other fantastic bassists, Arjen Leendertz, Eva Euwe and Cody Takacs!

23.02.2017          Dutch Double Bass Festival

Last week we announced the whole line-up and programme of the Dutch Double Bass Festival. I’m extremely proud of the line-up of musicians that we have coming and also extremely excited for the event itself! The festival takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of May this year at De Electriciteitsfabriek in The Hague, and tickets can be purchased at ddbf.nl. The line-up includes Gary Karr, John Patitucci, Dominic Seldis, Edicson Ruiz, and the basses of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, to name a few!