In 2022 the famous jazz musician Toots Thielemans would have turned 100. In honor of this occasion, harmonica player Hermine Deurloo and pianist Mike Boddé put together a program with the most beautiful music by Toots.
Hermine Deurloo has been performing with pianist Mike Boddé since 2015, with whom she can regularly be seen at Podium Witteman. They share a musical preference for lyrical melodies and improvisation.
In the 2022/2023 season they will play the program ‘Jazz from the Low Countries’, with music by Rogier van Otterloo and Jacques Brel, among others, supplemented with funny or interesting anecdotes.
Fascinated by the sound of the chromatic harmonica, Hermine Deurloo exchanged her alto saxophone for this small instrument. And with success: she now plays with artists ranging from Steve Gadd and Rembrandt Frerichs, to the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and the Metropole Orchestra. Deurloo operates in jazz, but is not limited by a certain style. Even if you don’t know her name, you know her sound. Deurloo gives that little bit extra spice in the advertising of a well-known smoked sausage.
Known from TV and theater as a comedian, writer and presenter, Mike Boddé is also an outstanding pianist and composer. When Boddé was nineteen years old, he traveled to the United States to learn how to play jazz. After that, back in the Netherlands, he studied Chinese and went to the conservatory. He has performed with the Metropole Orkest, among others, is a composer of advertising music and children’s songs, and since 2015 he has been a regular guest in the television program Podium Witteman. His latest book ‘Trill’ was recently published.
From the media
“Hermine Deurloo plays fresh and flawless, with apparent playful ease. She has a feeling for beautiful compositions and does not shy away from a challenge.”Peter J. Korten – JazzFlits
“The world should be grateful to the diva for her decision to exchange the alto sax for the chromatic harmonica. This album shows that we are dealing with a full-fledged jazz instrument.”Rudie Kagie – Vrij Nederland
“The memory of Toots Thielemans’ film music is never completely gone. It’s amazing how technical feats and musical emotion go together on the Glass Fish CD.”Nederlands Dagblad