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Martin Fondse

Composer, arranger, band leader, wind instrument player and pianist Martin Fondse currently hold the Boy Edgar Prijs, the most prestigious award for jazz and improvised music in The Netherlands. He received the prize at a festive concert which can be streamed on BIMHUIS Radio and which featured, among others, Eric Vloeimans, Lenine and Kees van Kooten. Fondse is renowned for his colorful music and his role as a mentor of countless musicians. ‘Call me a mediator’, said Fondse in a recent interview. ‘I still think jazz is one of the most beautiful forms of music. It’s welcoming to everything and everybody.’ Martin recommends the following concerts: