Codarts Big Band Conducted by Ilja Reijngoud
New Orleans Jazz - Hot Club - Swing
Ilja Reijngoud (conductor); Fernandez Andres, Simon Balasz, Joost Janssen, Jasper van Damme, Caspar van Wijk (sax); Joao Cesar, Susanne Karskens, Brian Lynch, Jacob Smit, Quirijn Vos (trumpet); Bernadette Evers, Gerold Kleinbonghardt, Loes Minnebo, Vincent Veneman (trombone); Eric Vaarzon Morel (flamenco guitar); Daniel Mathot (guitar); Adinda Meertins (bass); Tuur Moens (drums); Miguel Garcia (percussion); Luis Fernandez Heredia; Fox, Marco.
Fri 11 July 2008 18:45 - 20:00 Mississippi
The student bands honor the big band tradition. We always welcome the best of these student orchestras to our festival; their quality is really high, as is their dedication. They play with so much enthusiasm. Many jazz artists started their careers in student big bands (for instance: Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis). There will be performances by Jazzmanix - Southampton University Gospel Choir, that bring a mixture of pop and gospel; the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra, the University of Minnesota Morris Jazz Ensemble and the One O'Clock Lab Band, the jazz ensemble of the College of Music of the University of North Texas.
The Codarts Big Band, consisting of jazz students from the Rotterdam Conservatory, has an outstanding reputation when it comes to live performances. The Codarts Big Band plays a varied repertoire: from modern and Cuban and Latin jazz to Brazilian and Flamenco jazz. The Big Band will be accompanied by three special guest-soloists: Eric Vaarzon Morel (flamenco guitar), Luis Fernandez Heredia (flamenco dance) and Brian Lynch (trumpet). The orchestra is conducted by Ilja Reijngoud, who teaches the trombone at the Rotterdam Conservatory.