The Dutch Concert Big Band is a professional big band founded by drummer Kevin van den Elzen. The band consists of some the finest young jazz musicians in the Netherlands. The concept and goal of the Dutch Concert Big Band is playing less known or “almost forgotten” repertoire by the finest jazz artists in the world. Besides that, the bands goal is to bring this music to a young audience!
The members of the Dutch Concert Big Band are:
Saxophones: Jasper van Damme, Donald Simoen, Joao Driessen, Caspar van Wijk and Bruno van der Haegen.
Trombones: Jos van den Heuvel, Peter Keijsers, Maurits Woudenberg and Bart van Gorp.
Trumpets: Florian Sperzel, Ywo Lamonaca, Felix Blum, Coos Zwagerman and Jan-Willem te Kiefte.
Rhythm section: Koen Schalkwijk (piano), Durk Hijma (guitar), Ties Laarakker (double bass) and Kevin van den Elzen (drums)
Soloists are Maarten Hogenhuis (alto), Rik Mol (trumpet) and Jasper Blom (tenor)