In a few weeks time the next Trumpet-party is due – an incredible night with a bigband and some intense and impressive trumpet playing. This year the great Wayne Bergeron (Maynard Ferguson Big Band and the soundtrack of The Incredibles) is going to be the featured artist, and I can tell you that’s gonna be quite something! Repertoire is going to be some traditional bigband stuff, some great arrangements by Bergeron himself, some Buddy Rich pieces (oh-ooh..) and who knows we’ll be playing Gonna Fly Now. More info and tickets are available here.
Tag: Big Band
This summer I had the privilege to be a member of a jury in the international Big Band contest of the Meerjazz Festival in Hoofddorp. And what a treat it was! The level of Big Band playing was very high in the competing bands, they’re all playing great arrangements, and it’s such a thrill to listen to the great variety of sounds that Big Band has to offer! It was a real joy to be part of this, and an honour to be part of this jury of heavyweights (musically spoken ;-))
I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be playing the North Sea Festival again, and it’s going to be something really special! First of all the whole concert will be a tribute to the late and great Boy Edgar, who had his own fabulous bigband a couple of decades ago in the Netherlands. His music and his way of working were very special, so it’s a great challenge to honour him in this way with the Konrad Koselleck Big Band.
Secondary there will be some former band member joining us in this concert, out of which one is JOHN ENGELS! John is of course known for all the great artists he played with (f.e. the legendary Chet Baker in Tokio concert), but also for being an incredible drummer still now a days. And the good thing for me is that we get to play together! Boy Edgar did recordings with two drummers in the band (as did the Clarke-Boland band) and we’ll have that too: John and me! So you must come and check it out, ‘cause we’ll be killing it!
FRI 8 JULY 2016
17:30 – 18:45
Concert info HERE.
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 there, filmed the place (my brother Botte Jellema) and I recorded all the sounds with my Zoom. After a lot of cutting (audio that is ;-)) and editing I made a groove and improvised the rest live at the gig. If you’re up for it, check it out here. Enjoy!
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 image for more info and tickets.
And here it is, the new cd of the Holland Big Band! We’ve recorded it a couple of weeks ago, containing pieces written by different band members, and arranged by Hollands best arrangers. Also this cd was recorded in Fattoria Musica by Chris Weeda, and it is going to be released next week with a presentation at the Bimhuis – Amsterdam (nov 22nd). It contains swing, boogaloo, beautiful ballads and some heavy grooves, altogether a great energetic album called PUSH FORWARD!
Here’s an impression of the studio session, also check www.hollandbigband.com for more info or to order your copy of the album: