Oh, and I didn’t update you for a while on the touring, so just to give you an idea: I can still be regularly found at the Bimhuis with the Konrad Koselleck Big Band (our steady gig there); we’ve been really busy touring Homme Fatale (Ratzke) around the world (taking it from Amsterdam to Berlin, Hamburg, New York and many more); also the late-nights in Utrecht have continued, this time as a semi-live tv-show (I know, very very cool) and there’s been other stuff there too. Also important is that 2018 is going to be very exciting, but I’ll tell you more about that later. Stay tuned for more international touring and festival announcements..
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.
So now there’s a cd and a tour! The cd is available at www.bol.com and in the web shop of Ratzke. There you’ll find the tourlist too, and you’ll find that it takes us not only top to bottom through Holland, but also to Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna, and to the biggest theatre festival of Australia and we’ll play New York for 10 days! So if you want to check us out, have a look at the list and find you’re nearest stage to see us perform. The reviews until now have been blowing us away..
I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be doing a small tour with the great Joey Calderazzo this summer! The bass-player Jasper Somsen was in contact with his management, and he asked me to join the trio and do a couple of gigs in July. We’ll be starting the 3rd of July at Jazz in Wageningen, to continue the next day at the Bimhuis and then we’ll fly to Warsaw to play at the Warsaw Jazz Festival.
Joey Calderazzo has made name as keyboard player and composer of two of the most important tenor saxophonists of the past 40 years, Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis. As a solo pianist and leader of his own trio he has released albums on different labels including Blue Note. As the main musical collaborator of Branford Marsalis he worked on successful projects including the electric band Buckshot LeFonque and the acoustic duo album Songs of Mirth and Melancholy.
If you’re excited too, please come and check us out! That’s gonna be some nice music..
About time, wasnt it? A new website – and here it is! Check out all the information you want to have about me. It’s not quite finished yet, but feel free to take a look around allready!