The success of the Dutch eight-man band JayDee Brassband extends far across the borders of the Netherlands. Founded by trumpeters and friends Joep Habraken and Daan Bogers, the band blends traditional New Orleans music with funky jazz sounds. In the year the band was formed (2010), they were already invited to perform at large festivals at home and abroad and in 2011 the list of invitations grew longer. In 2012 the band is happily following this path and their debut performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival is a highlight in their appointment book. The Jaydee Brassband is now considered to be one of Europe's best brass bands. Their concerts in the Netherlands and elsewhere always attract an enthusiastic, dancing audience, elicit exuberant responses and leave behind impressions of the wonderful city in which all the world's brass bands have their roots, New Orleans.