Hans Dulfer (1940) is Holland’s best-known jazz legend. He will present a brand-new program based on one of his idols: ‘bad ass’ blues genius Lead Belly. Lead Belly’s musical energy and his life story have always captured the imagination and been a source of inspiration. And just like Dulfer himself, Lead Belly was a self-taught artist. This influential and colorful singer was admired and covered by Nirvana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley and many others. Dulfer makes no compromises in his versions of Lead Belly’s repertoire, including all-time hits like Black Betty, Midnight Special, and Goodnight Irene. Hans Dulfer is one of the Netherlands’ most versatile musicians; a grand old man on the national jazz scene. And sometimes a grumpy old man, too, since he doesn’t mince his words. Dulfer has always been able to reach a wide audience, whether it be with his successful record Big Boy (1994) or when playing with his popular bands Perikels, Tough Tenors and Reflud, or with his current groups.