Dick de Graaf is a firmly established name on the Dutch jazz scene. This adventurous and innovative saxophonist has a warm and instantly recognizable sound. Or, as the American magazine Saxophone Journal once put it: ‘a unique musical character’. De Graaf is the leading example of a crossover artist who feels equally at home in both traditional jazz and modern jazz. Over his long career, he has played with greats like trumpeter Chet Baker, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, and drummer Billy Hart. In addition, he is a permanent member of the Clazz Ensemble. De Graaf is also well known for his flirtations with classical music which he has recorded on albums including Shubert Impressions and To B Or Not To B.