Tineke Postma

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Tineke Postma
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Born (1978-08-31) 31 August 1978 (age 44)
Heerenveen, Netherlands
Years active1989–present
Website tinekepostma.com

Tineke Postma (born August 31, 1978) is a Dutch jazz saxophonist.



At the age of eleven, Postma began playing the saxophone. She studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music between 1996 and 2003 and obtained a master's degree in music. Her teachers included David Liebman, Dick Oatts, and Chris Potter. In 2005, she began teaching at the Amsterdam Conservatory and is part of the saxophone faculty at Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam.

Postma worked with Terri Lyne Carrington on the Grammy Award winning album The Mosaic Project in 2011. [1] She has performed with Greg Osby, Geri Allen, Ivan Paduart, Esperanza Spalding, and the Metropole Orchestra. In 2019, Postma was named Rising Star for Soprano Saxophone in DownBeat magazine's Critics Poll. [2]


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  1. Carrington, Terri Lyne (2011), The Mosaic Project, vol. CJA-33016-02, Concord Jazz
  2. "Salvant Tops 2019 DownBeat Critics Poll". downbeat.com. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2023-03-30.