Wild Bill & the Invisible Men is a unique Jazz Septet from Holland. The repertoire is original with roots in the Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, Country, Blues, Classical, TV & Filmmusic. Great arrangments, fantastic solo's, a lot of humor. A must for all music lovers.
- All compositions, arrangements and lyrics are by Willem Kiewiet de Jonge.
Willem Kiewiet de Jonge (alias Wild Bill) - Studied classical trombone at the conservatory of The Hague and Rotterdam and studied Jazz-trombone for two years at the Utrecht conservatory. He plays in Popbands, Jazz-combo's, Classical ensembles and works as a free lance trombone player. He also works at Pasadena Productions; a bookings & management agency for music (www.pasadena.nl). Apart from that he always wanted to write his own music. A couple of years ago he started writing and playing his original tunes. With his band "Wild Bill & the Invisible men" he has recorded two Cd's: "Not the 7 Samurai" and in 2009 "As good as it Getz" For more info: www.wildbillmusic.com
Quotes from composer;
"I've alway listened tot Jazz giants like Bob Brookmeyer, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and classical composers like Prokofiev and Starvinsky.
But in my compositions you can hear that Dutch musicians like; Louis van Dijk, Rogier van Otterloo, Thijs van Leer and Ramses Shaffy have had an even greater influence on me. This must be a sub-consious thing, you can hear my music comes from Holland. People tell me this at a concerts, I think it's a compliment......."
"....., there is no greater kick than hearing your own compositions come to life....."
"To my surprise children realy like my music. Let's hope there are many grown-up's with a child-like musical taste out there....."
"....I have found that some of the most interesting music can be heard on soundtrack's (It doesn't have to be "Art", it just has to move you). I'm a great fan of Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, John Williams, Alex North, Elmer Bernstein a.m.o. in some of my tune's I try to quote them as a tribute............."