I’m excited to announce that I will take part in a series of concerts with the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. This former big band recently transformed into a large ensemble, and now features 12 stellar jazz musicians and myself. During a program of monstrously hip contemporary jazzdance boogaloo, written and arranged by Johan Plomp, Louk Boudesteijn and Rob van de Wouw, the NRJO will feature trumpeter Eric Vloeimans during a small tour in the week of December 12th.
Furthermore, an extra special concert will take place in De Doelen in Rotterdam on Januari 27th. Seven short films will be showcased, each one by a different director. The music, by seven composers, will be performed live by the NRJO. Later that week we’ll hit the studios (so to speak) to record the soundtrack for a DVD of this project.