biografie

Dutch saxophonist, composer and grammy winner Tineke Postma tours internationally as a leader and featured guest. She released six albums as a leader which have been received with great critical acclaim.

Tineke’s next album will be released in the fall of 2019 which she recorded December 2018 in NYC with Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis, Matt Brewer and Dan Weiss. The album contains new compositions from Tineke. 

Tineke is part of two Grammy awarded albums by Terri Lyne Carrington ("The Mosaic Project") and Dianne Reeves ("Beautiful").

Tineke also received various awards such as the Jazz Juan Revelations Award” (2009 Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), an Edison National Category (2011) for the Tineke Postma Quartet album “The Dawn of Light” and the prestigious Buma Boy Edgar Award (2015).
The Downbeat Polls listed Tineke as Rising Star in the soprano and alto saxophone categories.

Tineke worked with prominent artists and groups such as Kenny Barron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Geri Allen, Nathalie Loriers, Tutu Puoane, the Metropole Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

In 2012 Tineke performed at the first Global concert of International Jazz Day at the Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter.
In December 2018 she performed with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding and the Wayne Shorter Quartet for Wayne Shorter who received a Kennedy Honors Award in Washington.

Tineke studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Manhatten School of Music (2002) and lived in NYC from 2009-2013. Currently she is based in the Netherlands. She is part of the saxophone faculty of the Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam and also teaches at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.