Saxofonist Ferdinand Povel was born in Haarlem in 1947 and started playing the saxophone, clarinet and flute at an early age. In 1964 he won the Loosdrecht Jazz Concours. From that moment on Povel was ranked among the best European tenor players. He created a furore with the Summit Quintet of trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, including a.o. drummer “Philly” Joe Jones (Miles Davis). As a substitute (but still!), he performed a couple of times with the legendary Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band. While busy with the former activities he played with other bands like the Cees Slinger Octet (1982-1983), The Netherlands Concert Jazz Band, the George Grunz Band, quartet and quintet line-ups with Cees Slinger or Frans Elsen and with guitarist Wim Overgaauw. At the festival he’ll play with Pete Christlieb, the most famous anonymous tenor player in the world. Christlieb, who played with stars like Woody Herman and Warne Marsh, has a zestful style that gives even his ballads an undercurrent of urgency.