Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau & Kurt Elling with Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza
Vince Mendoza (director); Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling (vocals); Janine Abbas, Mariël van den Bos (flute); Martin de Ruiter (hobo); Marc Scholten, Leo Janssen, Jos Beeren, Paul van der Feen, Max Boeree (saxophone); Bart van Lier, Louk Boudesteijn, Jan Bastiani, Martin van den Berg (trombone); Ray Bruinsma, Jan Hollander, Ruud Breuls, Martijn de Laat (trumpet); Pieter Hunfeld (horn); Ruben Margarita, Arlia de Ruiter, Alida Schat, Sarah Koch, Denis Koenders, Erica Korthals Altes, David Peijnenborg (1st violin); John Calderon (guitar); Seija Teeuwen (1st violin); Merijn Rombout, Herman van Haaren, Vera van der Bie, Elizabeth Liefkes-Cats (2nd violin); Larry Williams (keyboard); Lucja Domski, Marianne van den Heuvel, Wim Kok (2nd violin); Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen, Julia Jowett, Isabella Petersen, Iris Schut (alt viola); Bastiaan van der Werf, Wim Grin, Jos Teeken, Jascha Albracht (cello); Peter Tiehuis (guitar); Hans Vroomans (piano); Aram Kersbergen (bass); Erik Winkelmann, Arend Liefkes (double bass); Obed Calvaire (drums); Murk Jiskoot, Frank Wardenier (percussion); Joke Schonewille; Willem de Luijt, Simmons Mark.
Sat 9 July 2011 17:30 - 18:45 Amazon
Three generations of jazz legends sharing a single stage: vocalists Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling and Jon Hendricks. This unique trio will be backed by the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Vince Mendoza. At the age of 71, Jarreau still shows no signs of wear and tear. Both he and his great source of inspiration, Hendricks, are known as masters of scat singing: improvised singing with the voice imitating the instruments. Jarreau has always called Hendricks, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in September, "the best jazz singer on earth". Kurt Elling is the youngest of the three at 45, however, he has been named Jazz Vocalist of the Year by Downbeat magazine every year since 2002. He too is a scat singer for whom Hendricks serves as a major role model. Elling has also added another style: the rant, in which he improvises words on the spot.