Genre : Jazz
About This Act :
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw connects through jazz conducted by Henk Meutgeert,The orchestra Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw is based in the prestigiousConcertgebouw of Amsterdam promoting jazz in a regular concerts series. As the leading Dutch jazz orchestra it performs a minimum of 35 concerts a year. The 18 members of The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (JOC) are the current most talented jazz musicians in The Netherlands and the orchestra performs regularly with guest jazz artists of the highest standards such as Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Lew Tabackin, James Carter, Richard Galliano, Deborah Brown, Madeline Bell, George Duke, Benny Golson, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Lee Konitz, Roy Hargrove, Dennis Mackrel, Toots Thielemans, Ack van Rooyen, Rita Reys, Bert Joris, Joe Lovano,
The orchestra was founded in 1996 as the New Concert Big Band. In 1999 the band swiftly moved to centre stage under an arrangement with Amsterdam's prestigious Concertgebouw to become The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Currently the JOC has more than 35.000 visitors a year and performed in The Netherlands, Europe, South America, Mexico, China and Japan.
The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw initiates and participates often in extraordinary projects with other ensembles and art forms. For instance, when the motion picture Ray hit the screens, the big band toured through The Netherlands and performed in the movie theatres in a tribute to Ray Charles. The orchestra co-produced an All American Program with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with music by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. The music was especially arranged for this extraordinary big band-symphonic orchestra combination. Further co-productions are for example the successful double big band concert with the NDR-big band (Germany) and Ellington's Sacred Concerts with Jessye Norman. CD's In 2007 the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw started it's own label JOC Records and band strives to enhance the focus on both Dutch Jazz and Dutch Jazz musicians within the international scene. At least one album a year is currently being released with exclusively Dutch music or by Dutch soloists. In 2007 the album Riffs'n Rhythms was released, followed in 2008 by Silk Rush, a recording of the music by Jesse van Ruller. In April 2010, the CD Blues for the Date with the music of pianist Peter Beets was released. This CD was rewarded with the Edison Award, and All About Jazz New York ensemble albums of 2010.