Earlier this year, bassist Ernst Glerum won the VPRO/Boy Edgaraward. It was a well-deserved prize for a man who has been afantastic pioneer for years. The number of projects in which Glerumparticipated is quite astounding. The bass player, who studied atthe renowned Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, is not onlyactive as a musician. The composer Glerum regularly receivesacclaim, too. With the Glerum Omnibus he will play his double bassat the festival, together with drummer Joost Patocka and pianistRuben Hein. Glerum was born in Deventer and already knew his pathin life at a young age. 'I didn't see myself playing in a classicalorchestra. Still, besides jazz, classical music is very importantto me and it is a never-ending challenge to unite the two genres.'This urge for innovation is what brings him to the North Sea Jazzstage once again.