Young Vips 2016

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This year Vincent Houdijk with his group VinnieVibes (where I’m part of) has been selected to be the Young Vip of 2016! Together with the other vip, Rogier Telderman, he will do a tour along all of Hollands greatest jazz venues (Bimhuis, Lantaren Venster, Paradox and many others). In the meantime VinnieVibes recorded a new live album […]

100 years Boy Edgar at the Bimhuis

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That’s gonna be a special concert! To celebrate the birth date of Boy Edgar a hundred years ago (the great dutch Big Band leader) we’ll play a tribute to the band with the Konrad Koselleck Big Band and the David Kweksilber Band. Edgar was very much know for his ability to create space in his […]

Starman

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It’s been a busy summer! Three whole months we’ve been rehearsing and editing the new Sven Ratzke show STARMAN, with the music of David Bowie. Of course we renewed all the tunes (beautiful arrangements by Charly Zastrau), but to be shure it would be a terrific show we spent a lot of time in making everything perfect. […]

Groschenblues in Tipi – Berlin

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Last time we played Sven Ratzke’s and Claron McFadden’s Groschenblues is a while ago at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Luckily the great music of Kurt Weill and lyrics of Bertolt Brecht are requested on several stages once in a while, and so we could play the piece this week in Berlin, at the Tipi am Kanzlerambt. […]

Electronics debut!

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On one of the recent Konrad Koselleck Bigband gigs at the Bimhuis I was asked to perform a piece that had to do with a barbershop (!). The thing was that the founding of the original Bimhuis started at that place in the seventies, when there was a cafe on that address. So we went […]

‘Counterparts’

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Today a new album was released, called ‘Counterparts’. This album is a collaboration between trumpeter Erik Veldkamp and saxophonist Katharina Thomson. They wrote the music for the album, played all the instruments (trumpets/flugels, baritonsax and bassclarinet) and invited a string-quartet to accompany them on some tracks. I was asked to add some percussive grooves on […]

40 years Bimhuis w/ KKBB

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This year the Bimhuis celebrates it’s 40st birthday, and therefore we do a special concert with the Konrad Koselleck Bigband and journalist Botte Jellema on monday October 6. It’s gonna be about Amsterdam in the ’70, the history of the Bimhuis and the ideas and riots in society in those lively times.. Click on the […]