“Guitarist/composer Reinier Baas is the uncrowned king of contemporary jazz. A breathtakingly talented guitarist, who is able to impress and touch with his instrument, and a gifted composer who dares to take risk on top of this.” – JAZZISM
Reinier Baas (1985) is a guitarist and composer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has been in charge of ‘The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble’ since 2010, with which he toured in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. His second album with the quintet earned him the prestigious Edison Award in 2013. His latest record, ‘Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix’, is a partly improvised mostly instrumental opera, for which he teamed up with world renowned illustrator Typex and a group of 14 classical and jazz musicians.
Download a full biography in English or Dutch. Read a portrait from ‘Amsterdam: Capital of Music’ (courtesy of Sinaya Wolfert and Kelly van der Kwast).
Solo, playing Wayne Shorter’s Juju: