Susanna von Canon
ICP / Eric Vloeimans
Susanna forsook the USA for Europe in 1979 as many young people do with no fixed idea of what the future would hold.
She ended up in arts management – seven years with a classical impresario, before switching to jazz. A lot less money and a lot more fun. She moved to Amsterdam in 1987 on invitation from the Willem Breuker Kollektief and the record label BVHAAST for which she worked for 15 years. She has now been manager of the ICP Orchestra featuring Han Bennink for the past 29 years. She has had the privilege of working closely with the three icons of the “New Dutch Swing” – and coincidentally founders of the Instant Composers Pool
She facilitates international touring and promoting the Dutch way of jazz.
In addition to the ICP, Susanna is manager of virtuoso trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. She has done ad hoc projects for other Dutch artists. She was one of the instigators of the Dutch Jazz Connection (1998 – 2008) the now defunct biannual Dutch Jazz Meeting, and the Dutch Impro Academy.
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