Last Friday I was at the Radio6 studio to promote my new CD “Smalls NYC” that I’ll be launching next month. I felt very happy because the radio presenter Co de Kloet – who is actually a well known producer – knows a lot about music. This made the conversation very interesting. Of course we played quite some tracks from the CD, but Co by surprised me by playing an old recording of the KC bigband directed by Bob Florence (May 20, 1932 – May 15, 2008). To prove to the listeners that this year won’t be my first performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival, he and his team had found a radio broadcast from 1997 where I play a trumpet solo on “Laura”. I can’t believe it’s that long ago!
The interview (in dutch) is approximately an hour and starts around the 34th minute.
Next Thursday April 5th I’ll be featured for a whole hour in Jan Keur’s “spotlight on” program at Radio Capelle. I’ll be talking about and playing music of my compositions, my inspiration (Clifford!) my bands Triplicate and Alice in Dixieland. Broadcast will start at 10.00PM till midnight.
Post Scriptum: Last Saturday, April 14th Jan passed away. I wish all the best to all who cared for him. He’ll be missed!
At this very moment I’m listening back the radio broadcast radio maker Casper van Eick sent me of his program ‘Jazz op de Dijk’. He plays tracks of dutch jazz musicians including Sanna van Vliet, Yuri Honing and Triplicate
Last week I could be heard on radio station “radio6″ with the “E.J. de Graaff Group”. The stream can be found on http://player.omroep.nl/?serid=5939. Scrolling to 02:37:40 will lead you to “just one of those things”.
Next Tuesday another Triplicate track will be on the air at Arrow FM hosted by Rolf Delfos and Bart Wirtz. Tune in at 22.00 I would say!
March 11th I’ll be back at “Jazz in the Morning”, Radio6. They’ll be playing one or more tracks from the Triplicate cd, and I believe even some music from the latest cd of the all female band “Alice in Dixieland”, in which I have been taking part since 1998.
Update: the broadcast of “Jazz in the Morning” can be heard through http://player.omroep.nl/?aflid=13952582.
Such a wonderful start of the month! Weather as if it were summer and a nice weekend indeed. Starting with the broadcast Saturday morning on radio6, in which I got to tell a bit about myself and my coming projects. Listen to the stream (in dutch) at http://t.co/RNWLzMqp it starts at about 2h38m40s. What do you think: Maybe that’s why it was so crowded at the Jazz at the Hop festival that night in Hoorn?
Whatever the case: I had a blast with Bob Wijnen, Johnny Daly and Joost van Schaik. And such nice festival crew! Plus: I love it when I have my name written on my dressing room door
Sunday all Cuban musicians gathered in Amsterdam to celebrate for Jesus Hernandez’ 50th birthday. Jamming till late with great musicians. Wow!
Now for some nice gigs next month: some gigs with Triplicate, a very nice gig with the New Generation Big Band + Anton Goudsmit, CD presentation with Dim Kesber, guest appearance with Heleen Schuttevaer, little gig with Ellister 3 and a small tour with Rein de Graaff trio + Sam Most. Did I leave out something? I probably did… But wow what a month this is going to be, I’m very happy!