Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest conducted by Benjamin Herman
Benjamin Herman (conductor); Ben van Gelder, Eelco van der Wel, Stephanie Francke, Ben Rodenburg, Tom Leeuwenburg, Stan van de Wetering (saxophone); Peter Keijsers, Joop Meijlink, Dirk Bosman, Bart van Gorp (trombone); Jacob Smit, Gidon Nunes Vaz, Jenny Thorissen, Anne-Marie ten Heggeler (trumpet); Reinier Baas, Daniel Dudok (guitar); Daniel von Piekartz (piano); Marijn van de Ven (bass); Jamie Peet (drums); Yannick van Ter Beek (percussion).
Sun 10 July 2011 16:30 - 17:30 Mississippi
The Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (Netherlands Youth Jazz Orchestra) could best be described as the national under-21 jazz "team". The eighteen-member orchestra consists of the best jazz musicians of the Netherlands under the age of 21. This year, they will perform a completely new selection of works, inspired by Duke Ellington; they are dynamic compositions, all written by Dutch arrangers. Guest soloists performing with the orchestra, can also be seen as fast-rising talents. Ben van Gelder has already been called the revelation of the younger generation of saxophonists and guitarist Reinier Baas was scouted as a future promise. This year, the jazz orchestra is conducted by Benjamin Herman, who needs little introduction. As an alto sax player, composer, bandleader and frontman of the New Cool Collective, among others, he has rightfully earned a regular seat in the Dutch hall of fame. The site of the Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest, located at: www.njjo.nl is also worth taking a look at, if you want to get to know the orchestra better.