RED! is one of my newer projects and it’s very dear to me. February 12th we’ll be playing in Leusden, I’ll keep you posted on concerts to follow.
Red stands for energetic, passionate, tempestuous and sexy. Red is also the colour of Bob Wijnen’s instrument.
In the spotlight are trumpeter Ellister van der Molen and the very talented saxophonist Gideon Tazelaar, while organist Bob Wijnen and drummer Wouter Kühne form the engine of this steaming band.The solo careers of all four musicians are impressive: Bob recently recorded his first cd in New York with a.o. Peter Bernstein and Billy Drummond, Ellister is touring with the successful theater show New York Round Midnight and several own projects Gideon is widely acknowledged as the new Dutch tenor saxophone talent and Wouter is studying with the very best of the New York jazz scene.
The result of all of this is uplifting, soulful jazz. Red! stands by Art blakey’s statement: “We’re here to have a ball”.
Ellister van der Molen – trumpet and flugelhorn
Gideon Tazelaar – tenorsax
Bob Wijnen – organ
Wouter Kühne – drums