The Jazz Focus Big Band conducted by Peter Guidi
Peter Guidi (conductor, flute, alto saxophone); Sanne Huijbrechts, Lolo Hefting (vocals); Gideon Tazelaar, Daniel Keller, Brechtje Moerkamp, Silke Nieuwenhuis (alto saxophone); Saran Ramsey, Patrick Munniks (tenor saxophone); Hidde Nieuwland (baritone saxophone); Bo Floor, Daniel Clason, Philip ten Brink, Ian Cleaver, Lourens van der Zwaag (trumpet); Mart van Baalen, Roxi Jasper, Oskar Bosgraaf, Mette Oskamp, Mathias Schwengler (trombone); Wouter van Deventer (guitar); Robert Koemans (piano); Bart de Vries (double bass); Wouter Kuhne (drums).
Sat 12 July 2014 16:45 - 17:45 Mississippi
The repertoire of the Jazz Focus Big Band, which is part of the jazz department of Music School Amsterdam, is made up of arrangements in swing, bebop, Latin and funk, taking its repertoire from the rich big band history as well as modern compositions. The 18-piece ensemble celebrated its 15th anniversary at Amsterdam venue Bimhuis, where they also presented their latest album Focus. This year, the band will perform at North Sea Jazz as well as at the prestigious Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam.