Yuri Honing is one of the Netherlands' most successful saxophone players. He shared the stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival with international stars like Charlie Haden and Paul Bley already in 2001. Over the years he has performed in over fifty countries. Earlier this year, the 46-year-old who lives in Amsterdam, was awarded the Boy Edgar prize for his work for our national jazz music scene. It's hard to squeeze Honing into a single musical category, because he likes to experiment with various styles. This led to an electro album with house music producer Floris three years ago, and a performance with an acoustic quartet in Ahoy in 2011. This year's edition will see the saxophonist together with the electronic jazz rock project Wired Paradise that Honing has brought to the festival before. Their debut album Temptation (2006) is still regarded as one of the jewels in the crown of modern Dutch jazz.