The quite fresh winner of the Deloitte Jazz-award David Kweksilber has quite a record by new, characterized by an enormous versatility. He does not only master a complete arsenal of instruments, from bes/A-clarinet and bass clarinet to all thinkable kinds of saxophones, but he also plays in countless classical, jazz and improvising music ensembles like the Ebony Band, the Schönberg Ensemble, the ASKO Ensemble, the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Nederlands Ballet Orkest, the Maarten Altena Ensemble, Orkest De Volharding, the New Cool Collective Big Band and The Beau Hunks. The young Kweksilber studied classical saxophone and clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and in New York. This year the VPRO assigned him with the composition assignment of the SJU Jazz Festival. Kweksilber came up with the program Let's Face the Music and Dance for which he got inspired for a great part by musical songs by American composers like Irving Berlin and George & Ira Gershwin. These miraculously beautiful compact songs have been the starting point for an approach that put chamber musicality, lyricism, humor, consciousness and a quality to last for eternity central. All of this in a context of open grooves, built up of all kinds of sounds, very peaceful and spacious.