For iDreamer, his latest album, the acclaimed Dutch sax player Bart Wirtz expanded his horizons in a literal and symbolic sense. Wirtz, who is also known from the hard-jazz collective Monsieur Dubois, went to New York to record the album. He had already spent quite some time in that city after graduating from the Rotterdam Conservatory. Wirtz had already proven his promise as one of the biggest talents in the Netherlands and in New York he fulfilled a long-nurtured wish. He put together a strong band and the result is an intimate jazz album on which you can feel the chemistry. The impressive diversity of the numbers on iDreamer allows Wirtz to come into his own at the North Sea Jazz Festival. There, he will take to the stage with hisBart Wirtz Quintetfeaturing American trumpeter Sean Jones.