The Kyteman Orchestra
Big Band, Orchestra
Colin Benders (conductor, vocals, flugelhorn, trumpet, korg polyphonic ensemble 1000); Hein Bal, Ben Hartman, Ahmed Mimouni, Kevin de Randamie, Steven van Gils, Anthony Heidweiller, Kasper Tarenskeen, Nanco de Vries (vocals); Kobi Arditi (tenor trombone, soprano trombone, euphonium, flugelhorn); Randall Heye (soprano trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn); Morris Kliphuis (horn, flugelhorn); Patrick Votrian (bass trombone, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, euphonium, cimbasso); Sietse van Gorkom, Camilla van der Kooij (violin); Rani Kumar (viola); Jonas Pap (cello); Niels Broos, Pieter de Graaf (keys); Dibbe van Laarhoven (bass); Bram Hakkens (drums, percussion); Frank Wienk; Jeffrey Boekestijn, Suzi Colpa, Paul van Eeden, Merel van der Eijk, Zinzi Frohwein, Sophie Graven, Milan Grootscholten, Cathlin Hilgersum, Djaloe Hofman, Bepke Keersemaeker, Jolijn Kester, Dennis Koopman, Freek Koopmans, Roy de Letter, Leonoor van der Lubbe, Ivan Montauban, Teus Nobel, Meike Portegies, David Pronk, Wenny Roeffen, Marlies Ruigrok, Boudewijn Ruigrok, Milan Sekeris, Koos Sekrève, Tom Verburg, Paulien van Wees, Tom Weijers, Inge Wesstein, Michael Wilmering, Rita Zuiderwijk, Dick Zwartveld.
Sun 8 July 2012 16:15 - 17:30 Maas
Kyteman has been called the Mozart of hip-hop. The bandleader cum trumpeter made his debut on stage in 2009 with The Hermit Sessions. The album became an immediate success, but the live shows with his hip-hop orchestra were received even better. Kyteman, whose real name is Colin Benders, has won just about every national pop music prize, and North Sea Jazz is not new territory for him either. Last year he was one of the Carte Blanche guests, which meant he was on stage in Ahoy every day of the festival. More recently, he released his long-awaited second album, The Kyteman Orchestra. His hip-hop orchestra has been transformed and adapted; under the name The Kyteman Orchestra the ensemble now has a 30-member choir and even opera singers. This rejuvenated formula has struck a chord with the public. For several weeks the album held the number-one position on the charts and live shows were sold out in no time. There's no doubt in our mind, Kyteman will blow off the roof of Ahoy, once again.