Peter Beets & The Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw conducted by Henk Meutgeert: Blues for the Date
Straight-ahead jazz - Bop - Modern Creative
Henk Meutgeert (conductor); Joris Roelofs, Jorg Kaaij, Simon Rigter, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Juan Martinez (saxophone); Bert Boeren, Jan Oosting, Ron Olischlaeger (trombone); Jelle Schouten, Wim Both, Rini Swinkels, Jan van Duikeren, Jan Wessels (trumpet); Erik van Lier (bass trombone); Martijn van Iterson (guitar); Peter Beets (piano); Frans van Geest (double bass); Martijn Vink (drums).
Sat 9 July 2011 17:00 - 18:15 Hudson
For a long time, the low countries had to make do without any lineups that performed in the tradition of the American big band. That is, until pianist-arranger Henk Meutgeert, bassist Frans van Geest and drummer Hans Dekker founded the New Concert Big Band in 1996, which was rechristened Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw after their collaboration with the Concertgebouw. Since then, the orchestra hasn't just conquered the Netherlands, but also every other continent, note by note. The jazz orchestra has built up a global reputation, a repertoire varying from Gershwin to Ellington, and an impressive collection of original pieces. Their unique character, identity and vision on big band music are distinguishing features that the orchestra has developed since its foundation. Just like the 2010 album Blues For The Date, that consists entirely of original compositions by their regular pianist Peter Beets.