Rob van de Wouw Reboot Your Soul!
Straight-ahead jazz - Bop - Beyond
Rob van de Wouw (trumpet); Ivar Vermeulen (vocals); Marc Bien (guitar); Wiboud Burkens (keyboards); Manuel Hugas (bass); Cyril Directie (drums); Milan Bonger (sax).
Fri 13 July 2007 20:00 - 21:15 Mississippi
For a long time a career in music seemed no option for Rob van de Wouw. So he first studied electro technology. But blood is thicker than water and eventually he was drawn to music. At the conservatory in Rotterdam this man from the province of Brabant grew into an ambitious trumpet player who regularly joined bands such as Nueva Manteca and the Cubop City Big Band. With his friend and trombone player Louk Boudesteijn he started the Louk Boudesteijn/Rob van de Wouw Quintet and he initiated the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. For two years he organised jam sessions, the so-called Urban Jazz Sessions, at the Rotterdam music club Rotown. The results can be found on Van de Wouw's debut album Reboot Your Soul. The trumpeter presents danceable jazz mixed with funk, nu-classic soul and hip-hop beats.