Hermine Deurloo is a jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam. She has performed all over the world and has recorded several albums. Her latest album, Riverbeast features legendary drummer Steve Gadd, Kevin Hays, and Tony Scherr, with special guest Alain Clark.
Lidy Blijdorp is a young, passionate cellist with enormous narrative power, praised for her ‘breathtaking musicality’ (Amsterdam Cellobiennale). She graduated from Paris conservatory with the highest distinction (1ère Prix avec Felicitations, 2011).
As one of the most sought-after jazz artists of our time, he has attracted a devoted international audience, performing regularly at major jazz festivals and venues worldwide. He has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, “Toots” Thielemans, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
The Quartet muziek van Misha Mengelberg.
Benjamin Herman, Peter Beets, Han Bennink, Ernst Glerum
The creation of the Chianti Ensemble took place after a tour of chamber music concerts in the famous Tuscany region: five musician friends, brought to play together thanks to a happy set of circumstances, willing to explore this musical encounter further. The configuration of the ensemble – a classical piano quintet – allows Shin Sihan, Yamen Saadi (violins), Takehiro Konoe (viola), Alexander Warenberg (cello) and Nathalia Milstein (piano).
For his achievements in jazz music international and in The Netherlands, Meutgeert received prestigious awards: the ‘Peter Schilperoort Award’ in 1998, the ‘Bird Award of the North Sea Jazz Festival’ in 1999 and the Concertgebouw Jazz Award in 2015 as the first Dutch musician.. Award’. In 2011 the JOC received an Edison for Peter Beets as a soloist and Henk Meutgeert as a soloist and Henk Meutgeert as conductor/arranger.
Meutgeert/ Beets New Jazz Orchestra
The renewed collaboration between band leader / arranger Henk Meutgeert and pianist Peter Beets has led to a brand new big band: Peter Beets & the Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra. The collaboration of two renowned jazz musicians with sixteen young upcoming talents creates a fresh dynamic in the jazz world.
Tobias Borsboom is one of the best-known young Dutch pianists, performing extensively both as a soloist and in other capacities. In 2015 he made his debut in all the major concert halls of the Netherlands as a soloist in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Dutch Student Orchestra conducted by Quentin Clare.