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JOHNNY MARS (VS)

              &

THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN JAZZ  ORCHESTRA 

Te boeken in begin maart 2020

- Vr. 6: Papenburg Cultur, Papenburg

 

Voor zijn optredens neemt mondharmonicaspeler Johnny Mars, die door velen gezien wordt als de beste in het bluesgenre en samenwerkte met onder andere BB King,

The Northern European Jazz Orchestra mee.

 

Deze bigband - op tv geregeld te zien in DWDD - speelt 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.

 

Duur van het concert:

2 x 45 min. of 1 x 75 min.

 

 

RACHEL CROFT ( York )

 

DECEMBER 2019

- Donderdag 12: Cultuurhuis Amerongen

- Vrijdag 13: Theater Steenakker, Hasp

- Zaterdag 14: Peter & Leni (speciaal kerstconcert ), Steendam

- Zondag 15: Theater de Kroon, Waddinxveen

 

APRIL 2020

- Zondag 19: EM2, Groningen

- Woensdag 22: Theater Posa, Lelystad

- Donderdag 23: Theaterschip De Thor, Zwolle

- Vrijdag 24: Theater ZiNiN, Nijverdal

- Zaterdag 25: Cultuurhuis, Zuidhorn

- Zondag 26: ELFIA, Haarzuilens

 

MEI 2020

- Zaterdag 2: 't Keerpunt, Spijkerboor

- Zondag 3: verrassing concert

- Dinsdag 5: Bevrijdingsfestival Hoofdpodium NOAERDEWYN LIVE!, Leeuwarden

 

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.

RACHEL CROFT
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.” whatsonlive.co.uk “Truly exceptional” Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorks 

REBECCA LOEBE & OEDS BOUWSMA

BIO:

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!

 

RECENT KIND WORDS:

 

“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

 

OKTOBER 2020

- Vrijdag 16 oktober: Peter & Leni, Steendam

 CHRIS JAGGER trio 

 

TOUR 2020 februari:

 

- Vr. 14: In optie

- Za. 15: Volt, Sittard

- Zo. 16: Podium Pingjum

- Ma. 17: Rustdag

- Di. 18: Nog te boeken

- Wo. 19: Rozeknopje, Nijmegen

- Do. 20: In optie

- Vr. 21: De Dom, Enkhuizen

- Za. 22: De Meester, Almere

- Zo. 23: 't keerpunt, Spijkerboor 

- Ma. 24: Peter & Leni, Steendam

 

 

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!

JONNY BOSTON

BERT BOEREN

QUINTET

 

Jonny Boston & Bert Boeren, twee uitmuntende instrumentalisten brengen samen met hun Quintet strakke hippe BeBop Jazz  brengen. 

 

Biografie Jonny Boston:

Jonny excelled in music at Christ's Hospitala school where he was nurtured and encouraged. He debuted aged 15 with Bahrain Jazz Quartet in the Middle East. Legendary cornetist Phil Mason first heard him busking on the London Underground, which led to tours throughout Europe with Max Collie Rhythm Aces aged 18. Jonny left Max's band to study at Leeds College of Music, where he sailed through his Graduate Diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Music with Honours!

While in Leeds he won the Yorkshire TV Young Jazz Player of the Year award - judges of which included John Dankworth and Chris Barber.

Biografie Bert Boeren:

Boeren ging trombone spelen toen hij zestien was. In 1981 ging hij naar het conservatorium in Utrecht en in 1983 naar het conservatorium in Hilversum, waar hij jazz studeerde onder Bart van Lier. Tijdens zijn studie in Hilversum deed hij mee aan workshops onder leiding van trombonist Bob Brookmeyersaxofonist Frank FosterBill HolmanMel Lewis en Jerry van Rooyen.

Hij was solist op het Nordring Festival in Boedapest (1989), vertegenwoordigde Nederland in 1990 in de European Broadcasting Union Big band in Oostenrijk en was in 1991 solist tijdens de European Radioweek in Straatsburg.

Boeren toerde als solist en als lid van verschillende bands, waaronder de Eurojazz Big Band, the Swingcats, de Dutch Swing College Band (waarmee hij 13 cd's opnam), de bigband van Brookmeyer en Bart's Bones. In 1992 speelde hij als solist op het Classical Jazz Festival in Palm Springs. In 2000 speelde hij met Doe Maar tijdens hun reünie-concerten. Ook begeleidde hij Mathilde Santing tijdens haar theatertour in 2001. Verder speelde Boeren met jazzmusici als Clark TerryArnett CobbToots ThielemansScott Hamilton en Denise Jannah.

Thans speelt Bert Boeren in o.a. Jazzorchestra of the concertgebouw en het Northern European Jazz Orchestra.

 

Duur van het concert: 2 x 45 min.

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. (www.jimihendrixfoundation.com).

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.

NEW!!!

Duo Phil Wiggins & Phil Gates

Nu te boeken voor maart 2020!!!

B i o g r a p h y

Washington, D.C. native Phil Wiggins, a Takoma Park, Maryland, resident, blues musician, teacher and artistic director, a two time winner of the prestigious WC Handy Blues Foundation awards, is only the third harmonica player to receive the lifetime honor of an NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Today he is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of being a “Master of Traditional Arts.” Often referred to by its unofficial designation as “Living Cultural Treasure” award, the fellowship honors and preserves the diverse cultural heritage in the United States. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) annually awards one-time-only NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists, to recognize lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.

 

The NEA National Heritage Fellowship has been bestowed on some of the greatest luminaries in traditional and folk music. In the traditional blues genre, past winners include some of the most important figures in blues history: B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, Sunnyland Slim, Elizabeth Cotton, Clifton Chenier, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Brownie McGhee, Jack Owens, Mavis Staples and her father Pops Staples, and many more. Harmonica players Sonny Terry and Elder Roma Wilson are the only other harmonica instrumentalists to receive the honor.

 

Phil Wiggins now joins the ranks of his eminent elders, friends and compatriots in the Washington, D.C area traditional Piedmont blues scene to win this distinguished award. His former duo partner, the Piedmont blues singer and guitarist John Cephas, received the National Heritage Fellowship Award in 1989. Phil’s friend and early career catalyst , the great blues singer/guitarist and songster John Jackson received the honor in 1986. The blues singer/guitarist and songster Warner Williams, who took the award in 2011, is now the only other living practitioner of the regional traditional blues besides Phil Wiggins with this recognition.

 

Phil Wiggins is a versatile traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He plays the diatonic ten-hole harmonica in the country blues style, cupping both hands around the instrument and playing acoustically. His sound is not shaped by the gear, the microphone or amplifier when performing on stage, instead by his complex syncopated patterns, breath-control and rhythm, stylistic virtuosity and fiery solo runs.

 

As a teenager living in Washington D.C. in the 1970s, he played at the Smithsonian National Folklife Festival with street singer Flora Molton, sitting in with blues greats Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Sam Chatmon, Robert Belfour and Howard Armstrong. By the time he graduated from high school in 1973, D.C. blues elders John Jackson, John Cephas and Archie Edwards had embraced him. He joined the Barrelhouse Rockers, a band fronted by pianist and singer Wilbert “Big Chief” Ellis, where John Cephas played guitar. They toured regionally until Ellis retired in 1977, when John Cephas invited him to join in the duo ‘Cephas & Wiggins’.

 

With John Cephas as guitarist and primary singer, the duo performed together for 32 years as internationally renowned stars of the country blues, and a staple on blues radio, ever present on the concert and festival circuit – all with the help of National Council for Traditional Arts director Joe Wilson. Cephas & Wiggins played Carnegie Hall, Royal Prince Albert Hall in London and the Sydney Opera House, as well as small venues worldwide, touring every continent except Antarctica. They recorded more than a dozen critically acclaimed albums, including on Flying Fish and Alligator Records, winning the prestigious W.C. Handy Blues Award in 1984 for Best Traditional Album of the Year and in 1987 as Entertainers of the Year. They even performed at the White House with B.B. King. Phil Wiggins as well as Cephas & Wiggins have been featured in major music magazines, including on the cover of Living Blues, and the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and many more. University of Maryland professor, author, blues historian and producer Dr. Barry Lee Pearson has released numerous Cephas & Wiggins tracks on his Smithsonian Folkways album collections, in addition to his frequent writings over more than 30 years, which also featured the duo and John Cephas’ autobiography.

 

Since the 2009 death of John Cephas, Phil has performed with numerous musicians including Nat Reese, Corey Harris, Australian guitarist Dom Turner, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Sherman Holmes, the Rev. John Wilkins, Jerron Paxton, and longtime friends Eleanor Ellis and Rick Franklin. He fronts the acoustic swing/roots/blues ensemble, the Chesapeake Sheiks, and is actively engaged in reuniting the Piedmont blues with its origins of African American buck and tap dancing.

 

Phil Wiggins has taught thousands of burgeoning harmonica players and actively continues to teach and lead as artistic director in workshops, such as at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop in Washington State. Plus, he continues to play an active role on the board of the National Council for Traditional Arts.

 

Additionally, he performed in the feature film Matewan about the coal mining wars in West Virginia, written and directed by John Sayles. Phil appears in the film and contributed music to the soundtrack. He also appeared in Blues Houseparty , a documentary produced by Eleanor Ellis that captures a wonderful celebration of music and culture that takes place at the home of John Jackson. Phil appears in the film and supplies the voiceover narration. Plus: Portland Mojo: How Stumptown Got the Blues Written and produced by Bob Lietch, a documentary film about the blues scene in Portland, Oregon, narrated by Phil. Letters from Mound Bayou A documentary film about the establishment of a community health center for the rural community of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Produced by an activist group in Washington, D.C. called Video Action, Phil wrote and performed the music for the soundtrack.

GAELD'R

Optredens 2019:

 

- Zaterdag 12 oktober

motorschuur gasselternijveenschemond

 

- Zondag 29 september

Jouster Merke / Tigh Bara

  

Dinsdag 17 december

Vrouwen van Nu, Appelscha

 

2020:

- April

ELFIA festival Haarzuilens

 

Vrijdag 23 t.m zondag 25 augustus

 Middeleeuws Winschoten & Fantasy Festival

 

Het kwartet staat bekend om zijn sfeervolle Ierse, Keltische en Schotse muziek. De band is ontstaan rond muzikant/zanger Gjalt de Jong, tevens verhalenverteller, toneelspeler en skûtsjeverslaggever. Hij wordt vergezeld door Ietsje Meems (zang/viool) Kees Hofstra (gitaar) en Douwe Dijkstra (contrabas).

 

Gaeld'r synoniem foar betsjoenende hymenes, in trio dy mei in selde energie Ierse en skotse folk foar it fuortljocht bringe krek lykas de druiden mei harren scanderende lûden de krûden kreft yn sjongen om de mins better te meitsjen en der noch bykommend in sterk ferhael ut it grize ferline,. Oan jo no de fraach is it wier as, dat litte dizze trije kleuryke manlju oan jo eigen tinzen oer mar it tsjoend seker in glimp op jo antlit.

FRYAZ

 

NIEUWE FRIESTALIGE FOLKBAND!!!!!!! 

 

Augustus

- Za. 31: Straatfestival Easterbarren

 

November 

- Za. 23: Fryske Sjongers Gala,

De Lawei, Drachten

 

- Za. 2: Fryske Rie

( Besloten )

 

JANUARI 2020

- Zaterdag 11: Theater De Skâns, Gorredijk

 

MEI

- Vrijdag 22 mei: Landgoed Hizzard, Lollum

 

Wy bin Fryaz in âlde namme foar Friezen.

 

Wy besjonge ús Fryske identiteit mei in teätrale ynslach.

Tusken de sankjes troch besprekke we de meardere en somtiden djippere lagen 

fan ús Frysk wêzen en ús heitelân. 

Stean wy noch sa yn de wrâld as ús foarâlden?

Feroarje wy ús DNA troch oare natoerlike omstannichheden as minske hannen?

As bin we twongen om mei te gean yn it grutte gehiel sadat ús Frysk wêzen net oerlibbet?

Leare ús bern noch ús memmetaal 

‘litte gean as….?’

Klinkt it no swiermoedich?

 

Nee we dogge dit mei in knypeage mar............

 

FRYAZ bestiet út:

 

Gjalt de Jong: Sang, ferteller

Ietsje Meems: Sang, fioele

Paul Siemensma: Sang, akkordeon

Kees Hofstra: Sang, gitaar, ferskeskriuwer

 

Douwe Dijkstra: Sang, kontrabas, ferskeskriuwer

KIERAN HALPIN 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

- Woensdag 13: Beurs De Schenkerij, Geldermalsen

- Donderdag 14: De Balk, Balk

- Vrijdag 15: Terbanstertsjerkje, Terband

- Zaterdag 16: Cafe De Laatste Stuiver, Lemmer

- Zondagmiddag 17: Irish Pub, Sneek

- Zondagavond 17: Theater Rosa, Lelystad

 

Kieran Halpin (Drogheda (County Louth), 4 juni 1955) is een Ierse gitarist en songwriter. Kieran vormde een duo met Pat Armstrong Stained Glass Window - voor hij met Paul Ward (nu Father Ward) won op The Letterkenny Song Festival in 1974. In 1975 ging Kieran naar Leeds, in West Yorkshire Engeland, waar hij kennismaakte met muzikanten zoals Gordon Tyrell en Jon Strong. Kieran weet zijn teksten te koppelen aan zijn melodieën en aan zijn eigen krachtige, akoestische gitaarsound. Veel van zijn songs werden gebruikt door onder andere Dolores Keane, John Wright, Vin Garbutt en Ilse de Lange. Zijn muziek en performance doet denken aan die van Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Brady en John Martyn.

FRANK VAN ZWOL

 

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:

www.wilderness-effect.nl

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



NIEUW!!!!!

TIMO de JONG & Band

Timo de Jong maakt country- , folk en rock ‘n rollmuziek geïnspireerd door de jaren zestig, maar dan in een eigentijds en verfijnd jasje gestoken. Zijn diepe, warme zangstem doet denken aan de befaamde crooners van begin vorige eeuw. Hij trad al meer dan vijfhonderd keer op, waaronder twee keer Eurosonic Noorderslag en twee tours door Engeland.

HENK MEUTGEERT KWARTET 

 

Boekingen in overleg:

 

JANUARI 2020

- Donderdag 16: Gehoorzaal, Kampen

 

 

BIOGRAFIE 

 

 

Henk Meutgeert: pianist, componist, arrangeur, dirigent 

 

Henk Meutgeert (1947) studeerde klassiek piano aan het 

Conservatorium van Zwolle bij Rudolf de Heus en arrangeren bij jazz pianist Frans Elsen. In 1980 werd hij als vaste pianist gevraagd bij AVRO’s Big Band The Skymasters. Geduren de vele jaren begeleidde hij talloze beroemde jazzmusici uit de hele wereld tijdens het wekelijkse live radio programma ‘Swingtime’ vanuit het legendarische jazzcafé van Nick Vollebregt in Laren. Dit programma werd destijds gepresenteerd door Pim Jakobs. Een paar namen uit de lange lijst zijn Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Tormé, Freddy Hubbard, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Mel Lewis, Phil Woods, 

Johnny Griffin.

 

 

Na deze periode richtte Henk Meutgeert zijn eerste orkest op: 

The Netherlands Concert Jazz Band. Een big band waarin de beste Nederlandse jazzmusici van die tijd waren vertegenwoordigd. Onder hen; 

Ack van Rooijen, Bart en Eric van Lier, Ferdinand Povel,

Herman Schoonderwalt, Piet Noordijk, Rudi Brink, FransElsen, Wim Overgaauw en 

Kees Kranenburg. 

 

 

Het orkest was met regelmaat te horen in theaters, jazzclubs en op festivals. Ook voor radio en televisie werden speciale concerten gegeven. Henk Meutgeert componeerde een aantal belangrijke composities voor zijn orkest. 

 

Tegenwoordig is Henk Meutgeert nog gastdirigent van het Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (JOC), dat in 1996 werd opgericht als new concert big band, die naam werd op 24 jan.1999 veranderd in ‘Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw’ te Amsterdam. 

 

In het concertgebouw heeft hij samen gewerkt met beroemde internationale solisten waaronder Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Toots Thielemans, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Mac Coy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jessey Norman en vele anderen. 

 

Op 16 augustus 2015 kreeg hij als eerste Nederlander deConcertgebouw Jazz award. Deze werd hem uitgereikt op het 

toneel van het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw door directeurSimon Reinink. 

 

 

Het nieuwste initiatief van Henk Meutgeert is z’n eigen ensemble met 4 musici. 

Zijn nieuwe Kwartet onder de naam ‘Henk Meutgeert Kwartet’ werd op 11 maart 2017 j.l. gepresenteerd in Soest. 

 

 

De bezetting bestaat uit: 

 

Henk Meutgeert: Piano 

Simon Rigter: Tenor sax. / altfluit 

Thijs Klaassen: Contra bas 

Wouter Kuhne: Drums 

 

 

Korte omschrijving: 

Tijdens dit concert geeft Henk Meutgeert toelichting over het repertoire dat gespeeld wordt. 

 

Dit programma kan het beste omschreven worden als een verbinding tussen klassieke muziek en de jazz improvisatie. 

 

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons zijn nu bij ons te boeken . 

Periode:

 November 2020


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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.

https://youtu.be/5G2DffbBWv4



REBECCA LOEBE & OEDS BOUWSMA

PHIL WIGGINS & PHIL GATES

PHIL GATES

FRYAZ

HENK MEUTGEERT KWARTET

JOHNNY MARS & FRIENDS,

5 PIECE CHICAGO BLUESBAND 

CHRIS JAGGER 

RACHEL CROFT

BEN HUNTER & JOE SEAMONS

KIERAN HALPIN

GAELD'R

JOHNNY MARS & NORTHERN EUROPEAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

JONNY BOSTON / BERT BOEREN QUINTET

DUO JOHNNY MARS & THOMAS HILBRANDIE

TIMO DE JONG & BAND

FRANK VAN ZWOL