Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw with guest Branford Marsalis
Straight-ahead jazz - Bop
Allard Buwalda, Jorg Kaaij (alto sax); Juan Martinez (baritone sax); Jan Menu, Nils van Haften (tenor sax); Henk Meutgeert (director); Angelo Verploegen, Jan van Duikeren, Jelle Schouten, Rini Swinkels, Wim Both (trumpet); Martien de Kam (bass trombone); Bert Boeren, Jeroen Rol, Martijn Sohier (trombone); Jesse van Ruller (guitar); Peter Beets (piano); Frans van Geest (double bass); Hans Dekker (drums).
Sun 11 July 2004 18:00 - 19:15 Jan Steen Hall
The Netherlands can boast many talented, well-educated jazz musicians. Many of them play in a host of small bands. For a long time Holland lacked a large orchestra that, in the tradition of the American big bands, played its own repertoire on a high level. In 1996 the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw was founded (first named New Concert Big Band) by pianist/arranger Henk Meutgeert, bassist Frans van Geest and drummer Hans Dekker. In 1999 the band teamed up with the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Orchestra became the ‘house band’ of the great hall and subsequently was called Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. The Orchestra, which has developed into one of the best and most important jazz orchestras in Holland, is characterized by an enormous productivity. The orchestra doesn’t restrict itself to accompanying famous artists, but also release their own CD’s with original music.