New Harlem Deluxe
Big Band Jazz
Lorenzo Mignacca (musical director); Tara Smeenk (vocals); Anouk Tuijnman, Elin Nieland, Gerrit Eijkelboom, Gijs van Gasteren (backing vocals); Anne Kempers (soprano saxophone); Daan de Ruiter, Margot Stakenborg, Teun de Kruijf, Willem Abelen (alto saxophone); Elvira Smeenk, Gerard Velthuijs (tenor saxophone); Roeland Janissen (baritone saxophone); Iris Boonstra, Job de Bolle, Rein van Welie, Yme Ruigrok (trumpet); Vera Stakenborg (guitar); Josi Thunnissen (piano); Rinke van Winzum (bass); Hidde van de Rhee (drums).
Sun 12 July 2015 14:45 - 15:45 Mississippi
There are still many high school students who love to play in big bands, according to conductor/arranger Lorenzo Mignacca’s deeply-felt conviction. For this reason he founded New Harlem Deluxe in 2009, a big band for children aged 10 to 18 in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The cultural education of the city has been supplemented with a complete big band. The orchestra plays a mixture of jazz, funk and pop. They have become so well-known that the teachers at music schools really enjoy moving their talented students to New Harlem Deluxe. The big band (which changes members each year and rehearses on a weekly basis), performs about 15 times per year. They have played at a genuine big band battle and were also invited to a major festival in Italy. At the end of last year, the Haarlem band came second in the Princess Christina Jazz Concours at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.