picture by Maurits van Hout

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

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Rick Margitza: win backstage tickets!


Triplicate plus Rick Margitza

Triplicate plus Rick Margitza

It fills us with pride and joy to announce that Triplicate is facing a great new challenge with the legendary saxophonist Rick Margitza! At the end of March he will be in Holland for a concert and workshops:

March 27 11:00 Workshop for saxophone students from the Royal Conservatory and Codarts Royal Conservatory, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1,The Hague
13:00 Workshop for all instrumentalists, Royal Conservatory, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1,The Hague
March 28 21:00 Concert Pavlov, Spui 173, The Hague entrance is €10
March 29 video shoot Royal Conservatory, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1,The Hague VIPS only

Saturday March 29 Triplicate is recording new video footage with Rick Margitza in The Hague. Although the registration is not open to the public, we do want to invite a select group of friends who are interested. Answer the following question if you want to have a look behind the scenes:

  • In which period did Rick Margitza play with Miles Davis?

You can send an email to and you might get an invitation!

Jazz Orchestra + Roberta Gambarini

In March I played at Java Jazz with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebout. How nice it is to see there is some video footage of the concert we did with Roberta Gambarini! The band line-up:

  • trumpets: Loet van der Lee, Florian Sperzel, Gidon Nunes Vaz, Ellister van der Molen, Rodolfo Neves
  • trombones: Vincent Veneman, Lukas Jöchner, Erm Navarro, Erik van Lier
  • saxophones: Marco Kegel, Jasper van Damme, Caspar van Wijk, Rick Margitza, Juan Martinez
  • Rhythm Section: Peter Beets (p), Vincent Koning (g), Frans van Geest (b), Cees Kranenburg (d)


No rational person would ever become a musician.

I love dreaming. When I was ten I told everyone I would become a musician. Since my teens with every band or musician I would admire, I would dream to play with them.

Being a musician is harder then the dreams I used to have, true! But let’s face it: some of those dreams actually do come true! Nowadays I do get to play with incredible musicians, like the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, with whom I performed at the Bimhuis and at the Java Jazz Festival recently. Speaking of Java Jazz: how much fun those jam sessions were! Saxofonists James Carter, Justin Robinson and Jason Marshall, trumpet players Roy Hargrove and Maurice Brown, pianist Eldar, drummer Quincy Phillips…. to only name a few!

I am happy to share the videos with you, made by Caroline Schönfeld and Martin Cohen

Triplicate video

In October we played in Heemstede with Triplicate. Pianoplayer Bob just found the following video online. Did we enjoy that afternoon! A wonderful audience (it’s some sort of a private jazz club) and a very warm welcome with tea and cookies.

Sno Peas

Triplicate on YouTube

Triplicate plays Bill Evans:

Turn out the Stars.

Ellister van der Molen – trumpet
Bob Wijnen – piano
Johnny Daly – bass
Eric Ineke – drums

Videootje van de cd presentatie

Mijn vader heeft meerdere video’s gemaakt op deze avond waar dit er een van is. Meer video’s kan je vinden op You Tube.