The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw plays music from a new generation on the new album Jazz Influencers. What is the vision of young musicians on the big band music of now and the future? To answer that question, the orchestra invited young, prominent jazz musicians last summer to deliver new compositions.
Well-known names Reinier Baas, Joris Roelofs, Tineke Postma, Ben van Gelder, Simin Tander, Maartje Meijer, Gideon van Gelder, Maarten Hoogenhuis and Morris Kliphuis take a closer look at contemporary big band music and bring it to the future. Conductor Rob Horsting developed the various pieces into new arrangements.
The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw has won several Edison Awards, including for the album Crossroads. The orchestra regularly performs with world-class soloists, including Chick Corea, Christian Scott and Dr. Lonnie Smith. The orchestra has been putting big band music on the map since 1999, with concerts all over the world and programs celebrating the Dutch jazz heritage.
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Rob Horsting conductor