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Deze bigband  staat onder leiding van dirigent/trompettist

Kurt Weiss, die zelf als solist op het podium stond met legendes als Aretha Franklin en de orkesten van Ray Charles en Glenn Miller.


En er is meer, want de arrangementen voor dit unieke event zijn speciaal voor de gelegenheid geschreven door trombonist, multi instrumentalist, arrangeur, musical director, auteur en producer

Tom ‘Bones’ Malone.

Juist, een van de fameuze Blues Brothers. Daarnaast worden arrangementen gespeeld van o.a. Will Jasper, Ernie Wilkins en Henk Meutgeert.








- Vrijdag 20: 't Keerpunt, Spijkerboor

- Zaterdag 21: Cultuurwerkplaats BC47 Sappemeer

- Zondag 22: Theater Posa, Lelystad



Donderdag 10: Theater De Bres, Leeuwarden

- Vrijdagmiddag 11: Noardewyn Live Tv

- Vrijdag 11:  Theater De Bres, Leeuwarden

- Zaterdag 12: Peter & Leni, Steendam

- Zondag 13: Poppodium Volt, Sittard




- Vrijdag 29: RC. GC Wildeman, Herent (B)

- Zaterdag 30: Cultureel Centrum Zuidhorn

- Zondag 31: Podium Terband 



- Woensdag 5: Noardewyn Live hoofdpodium Bevrijdingsfestival, Leeuwarden

- Woensdag 5: Galabal Rachel Croft & Northern European Jazz Orchestra: Theater Van Beresteyn, Veendam

- Vrijdag 7: Theatertún, Riis



- Zaterdag 6: Cultuurhuys De Kroon, Waddinxveen

- Zondag 7: Theater De Koornbeurs, Franeker


Rachel has built up an incredible reputation as one of the finest alternative ethereal folk performers in the country. She performs all across the UK as well as in her hometown of York. She has a following which is unparalleled anywhere else and is regarded as one of the best independent folk and acoustic musicians.

Musician and songwriter based in York UK, Rachel’s complex and rich vocals play over rhythmic fingerpicked guitar. Her alternative folk songs are inspired by ethereal Celtic melodies and the thoughtful lyrics of storytelling songs, which narrate her experiences living and busking in the city. Having performed for a number of years as the vocalist in the Croft and Mullen jazz band, notes of soul and the Great American Songbook are instilled in her vocal style. She is influenced greatly by Eva Cassidy, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell and Matt Corby, as well as more contemporary artists such as London Grammar. Having played the main stages of Warwick Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival and Beverley Folk Festival among others for her first year on the festival circuit, 2018 promises to be an exciting time for Rachel. 
“Rarely have I heard such an effortlessly powerful vocal from any (female) singer...more to be heard from this young lady in the future I'm certain” Jonti Willis, Sine fm. 
“An accomplished guitarist as well as a superb singer, Croft’s performance is controlled and precise...there's also an impressive polish to her original songs.” “Truly exceptional” Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorks 

Brand new cover album!!!





Rebecca Loebe is on a mission. “I like to write catchy songs about topics that are meaningful to me, but use fun hooks to put words in people's mouths.” She admits, “My favorite thing is to get people singing along before they even realize they're singing about women's equality or their own self-worth.”


The Austin-based troubadour has won multiple awards for her songwriting and was recently told by an announcer for the BBC that her voice “should be available free on the National Health!” Over the past decade, she's been steadily building her audience the old fashioned way: driving hundreds of thousands of miles in an old station wagon, performing in listening rooms and theaters across the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and the UK.


Along the way, she’s released five full-length albums including her most recent effort Give Up Your Ghosts, her first collaboration with Houston-based indie label Blue Corn Music (Ruthie Foster, Wood & Wire, Sarah Borges). The new genre-bending album borrows equally from the worlds of intimate folk, ear wormy pop, and no-holds-barred Americana. 


Refusing to pledge allegiance to any single genre was a creative gamble that has paid off in a big way: Give Up Your Ghosts has received the best press of Loebe’s career including praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone and legendary rock critic Dave Marsh, who said “Once I put it on I couldn’t take it off.”


Don’t miss this chance to see Rebecca Loebe touring internationally throughout 2019 and 2020!




“Rebecca Loebe has an almost supernatural ability to get the crowd singing along.” 

- KUTX Austin


“Mixing resilience, empowerment and just a bit of pissed-off punch…” 

- Rolling Stone


“A high-water mark of storytelling and emotional power." 

- Parade Magazine



- Maandag 15:  Peter & Leni, Steendam

- Dinsdag 16: Ramble on Tuesday, Nijmegen




Sara Niemietz is een Amerikaanse singer / songwriter en actrice gevestigd in Los Angeles, Californië. Ze trad op op Broadway, in Radio City Music Hall en de Grand Ole Opry. Een aanzienlijk deel van haar YouTube-aanbod bestaat uit live-muziekvideo's en haar kanaal heeft 25 miljoen views overtroffen.

Te boeken:





- Zondag 1: Theater Posa, Lelystad





Chris’s career has spanned many fields in the artistic spectrum, from clothes design and theatre to journalism. He appeared in repertory at The Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow (his first play there was with one Pierce Brosnan), Nottingham Playhouse and the ICA in London as well as in TV and film. He has written for various magazines and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and Rolling Stone.

His first records were made during the 1970’s for David Geffen of Asylum in Los Angeles and he toured the USA and the UK. He revitalised his song writing in the late 1980’s after a long break and helped brother Mick out on the Stones acclaimed albums “Dirty Work” and then later “Steel Wheels.” He has written for various magazines and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and Rolling StoneHis first records were made during the 1970’s for David Geffen of Asylum Records in Los Angeles and he toured the USA and the UK.He revitalised his song writing in the late 1980’s when he worked in France as lyricist for producer Franck Langolf [Vanessa Paradis] and helped brother Mick out on the Stones acclaimed albums “Dirty Work” and then later “Steel Wheels.”Chris decided to then concentrate on his own material and the result was the critically acclaimed Sequel C.D. ‘Atcha!’ in 1994, a mix of Cajun style with Chris’s individual brand of song writing. Acclaimed and respected music critic Tony Parsons in the Telegraph compared his lyrics to those of the famed Sammy Cahn. Contributions came from David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) on ‘Lhasa Town, Leo Sayer and a touch of brother Mick on ‘Stand Up for The Foot.’ This record was later released in the US by Curb Records as ‘Rock the Zydeco’ where Chris and his band promoted the record on the Conan O’Brien Show for NBC.Additionally he arranged the music for the Bosnian charity concert – “Bop for Bosnia” -at the BBC in Studio One with Dave Stewart and David Gilmour and two subsequent concerts for Tibet in Battersea Park and Alexandria Park in North London.

In London he assisted in raising money for the charity ‘Warchild' with a ‘bop for Bosnia’ at the BBC studios, and organised fundraisers for Tibet, where Sinead O’Connor and David Gilmour appeared alongside HH The Dalai Lama. He made four more subsequent CDs including ‘The Ridge’ a solo effort featuring Danny Thompson on double bass and John Etheridge on guitar.

He wrote and presented a three part series for BBC Radio on Alexis Korner, the pioneering blues musician and broadcaster and   finished a film for SKY ARTS on the blues in Austin Texas with guests including pianist Pine Top Perkins, guitarists Hubert Sumlin and Jimmy Vaughan.
Chris has recently signed his catalogue including publishing to BMG in Berlin and has compiled some of his best recordings in a 15 track CD due out in 2017.
He lives in rural Somerset and has 17 chickens, three geese, 12 sheep and 14 grandchildren to buy Xmas presents for so please give freely!





- Zaterdag 13 maart: Southern Bluesnight, Heerlen


- Zondag 14 maart: 't Keerpunt, Spijkerboor

Phil Gates was born in Chicago Ill., into a family of musicians that helped form his music style, and ability. Phil began playing musical instruments at the age of eight, and listening to a wide array of music has always been his main source of inspiration. Phil has played venues from small clubs, to the U.S. Air Force’s “Tops in Blue” World Tour, which performed in sixteen countries as well as the halftime show of the NFL Superbowl.

Phil has performed at many venues all over the world with his band. Also, the band was featured for five consecutive years on Hornblower Cruise’s “Friday Night Blues Dinner Cruise”.

Phil’s style is reminiscent of the early high energy Buddy Guy, mixed with a special blend of flavors from Jazz, Fusion, New Orleans, and the Chicago, Delta, and Mississippi Blues styles.

The Phil Gates Band won the “Beale Street Blues Kings” Competition in Memphis, and competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge.

Phil has been steady contributor to the Blues Community in Southern California. He founded the Los Angeles Blues Society, and has been a valued judge for the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and also at many of the Guitar Center “King of the Blues” competitions in Hollywood, CA

Phil has also performed at great venues such as B.B. King’s, Cozy’s, Biscuits and Blues San Francisco, Highway 99 Seattle, WA, The Coach House, CA, The Monterey Bay Blues Festival, The Santa Clarita Blues Festival, The Topanga Canyon Blues Festival, The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, The Blues Music Awards Blind Raccoon Showcase, The Blues Nights Gossau(Blues Festival in Gossau, Switzerland), The Rock und Blues Festival in Gams, Switzerland.

Phil had the opportunity in his early years to listen and study great talent. As front of house engineer at the Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Centre in Fort Worth, Texas, Phil worked with some of Blues and Jazz’s greatest performers to include: Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Dizzie Gilespie, Wynton & Branford Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, Eartha Kitt, Dianne Reeves, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and many others.

In the studio, Phil has been busy working on the follow up to the successful releases of “Phil Gates Live in the Danube Delta”, “The Twelve Rhythms”,  “Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon”,“Addicted To The Blues”, and “In The Mean Time…” many of which, though not nominated, were all on the Grammy Ballot in their respective years as one of a few titles in their Category.

Phil is an accomplished session guitarist, performing on such projects as the Philip Bailey CD “Life & Love”, also with artists Kellie Blaise, Billy Shields, Maurice White, Zac Harmon, Preston Glass, L.A. Stlyz and Seabron.

His session work playing guitar has included many tracks with artists such as: Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Deniece Williams, Jody Watley, Howard Hewett, Teddy Pendergrass, Brian McKnight, Ruben Studdard and Maurice White.

As a Producer, Co-Produced the award winning Blues record “The Blues According to Zacariah” with Zac Harmon, and recently has been a Co-Producer on a CD project with Little Richard. Phil also Produced the “Too Much Car For the Road” CD for Toni Dodd,  “Urban Legacy” CD for Julia Jordan, daughter of renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan (who also performed on the CD). Also Phil scored an AFI film “My Normal Life”. Not to mention he has many CD’s of his own music to include “This Side Of Me”, “Should I?”, “Addicted To The Blues” ,“In The Mean Time…” , “Phil Gates Live at The Hermosa Saloon”,”The Twelve Rhythms”, and Phil gates Live In The Danube Delta”- all available on Apple iTunes, and digital audio outlets world-wide.

Phil has five endorsements with Ernie Ball/MusicMan Guitars, Evertune Bridges, Roland Corporation/BOSS, Lunastone Pedals, Janicek pics, and Ultimate Support music stands respectively.

Phil is currently the Vice President of Music and Media  for the James Marshall Hendrix Foundation. (

Phil is also the Signature Band for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County; for many years a strong relationship, and a great charity to help bring awareness to.

Phil is a dedicated, hard working professional entertainer that has proven time and time again, that his being dependable, and being able to work well with others can be an asset in wide array of musical endeavors.

Kentucky Snake Oil

American Roots Music




- Vrijdag 10 juli: Theater De Skâns, Gorredijk


Vrijdag 10 juli j.l. speelde Kentucky Snake Oil voor een uitverkochte zaal in theater De Skâns in Gorredijk. Het was een fantastisch optreden waar menigeen niet stil kon blijven zitten. Om de mensen tegemoet te komen die teleurgesteld niet bij dit concert aanwezig konden zijn en huiswaarts zijn gekeerd hebben we goed nieuws! De Skâns wil Kentucky Snake Oil graag terug hebben, liefst dit jaar nog. Nou, dat kan. Gisteren is beslist dat Kentucky Snake Oil op zaterdag 28 november weer in Theater De Skâns staat en maken ze er uiteraard weer een mooi feestje van. Publicatie zal wellicht spoedig volgen, dus zet het maar alvast in je agenda :) 

Ons nieuwe Youtube kanaal al 'GELIKED'? 


Kijk dan snel op: Kentucky Snake Oil




- Donderdagavond 20: Karmel Klooster, Drachten


- Zondagmiddag 30: De Teatertún, Rijs




- Zaterdag 12: Café 't Keerpunt, Spijkerboor


- Vrijdag 18: Podium Van Slag, Borger


- Zondag 27: Podium MeM, Buitenpost



- Vrijdag 2: Podium Z.O.U.T., Amerongen 



- Zaterdag 28: Theater De Skâns, Gorredijk

 - Zondag 29: Theater De Klinker, Winschoten



- Donderdag 10: Theater De Bres, Leeuwarden





- Zaterdag 6: Theater Posa, Lelystad



- Zondag 11: Terbanstertsjerkje, Terband


Mario Kramer - zang, gitaar

Sebastian L. Meijer – fiddle, zang

Douwe Dijkstra - contrabas, zang

Wander van Duin - banjo, mandoline, dobro, zang


Kentucky Snake Oil


Swingende fiddle, spetterende banjo, meerstemmige zang en een ritme waarbij je niet kunt blijven stil zitten:  Kentucky Snake Oil  brengt een energieke mix van Bluegrass, Country en Amerikaanse folkmuziek. De band speelt een gevarieerd repertoire met onder andere nummers die ondermeer bekend zijn van Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams en Mumford & Sons.


Kentucky Snake Oil boeken?


Een energieke festivalset, een avondvullend muziekprogramma of de soundtrack van uw feest: de ervaren muzikanten van Kentucky Snake Oil denken graag mee over de muzikale invulling. De band kan volledig akoestisch spelen maar beschikt ook over een eigen geluidsset.



De avontuurlijkste thrillerauteur van Nederland.


Avontuur is mijn werk. Ik onderneem tochten en expedities op eigen kracht naar barre oorden als Spitsbergen, Groenland, Canada en Alaska. Te voet, per kano of op ski's. Deze avonturen gebruik ik als setting voor op feiten gebaseerde thrillers. Ik vertel graag het verhaal achter deze verhalen.


Beleef deze huiveringwekkende researchtochten en expedities in beeld, video en verhaal tijdens mijn presentaties. Zo ski ik bij -30 naar een geheim radarstation uit de Koude Oorlog, midden op de Groenlandse IJskap. Deze expeditie vormt de basis voor mijn debuutthriller Het Thule-incident.

Ik dwaal door de spookstad Pyramiden en kampeer tussen de ijsberen op Spitsbergen bij mijn zoektocht naar een verdwenen gps van een onder mysterieuze omstandigheden gecrashte Russische Toepolev (Niemandsland) en ga per sneeuwscooter naar de uiterst explosieve vulkaan Katla op IJsland (Schokgolf). 


Een kijkje op mijn website kan ook natuurlijk:

Op deze website even doorklikken naar de verschillende boektitels. De website is inmiddels overvol met outdoortrainingen, reizen, ally kano's en mijn thrillers, dus dat moet nog eens omgebouwd worden tot een auteurswebsite alleen voor mijn thrillers.


Hartelijke groet,


Frank van Zwol


Duur van het programma: 2 x 45 min

Dit avondvullend programma wordt ondersteund door Video en fotomateriaal.


Ondersteund met video en fotomateriaal

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In 2010 is The Northern European Jazz Orchestra opgericht door Douwe Dijkstra. Met een internationale line-up van de band is dit orkest momenteel een van de meest veelbelovende exponenten in de Europese bigband scène. Het orkest staat onder leiding  van de Amerikaanse trompettist Kurt Weiss.

Dirigent – Kurt Weiss

De Amerikaanse trompettist Kurt Weiss trad op met diverse artiesten als Aretha FranklinFrank FosterSteveGrossmanNatalie ColeDonna SummerRosemary ClooneyMel Torme en Bobby ShortWeiss heeft uitgebreid getoerd als trompet solist met de orkesten van o.a. Ray CharlesArtie ShawGlenn Miller en Jimmy DorseyTijdens zijn verblijf in New York, heeft hij ook opgetreden met de orkesten van Toshiko AkiyoshiMario BouzaMaria SchneiderBarry Harris en de Village Vanguard Monday Night Orchestra.