The new Punk ‘N Jazz album is mixed and mastered. This contains 6 of my arrangements and compositions. Release will probably be in februari, I keep you posted. You can listen to an excerpt of Heartshaped Box:
Last Saturday we played the final concert of the Noorderrondrit-project at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen. The place was packed! Very nice conclusion of this project. We may be in for a recording session, I’ll keep you posted.
In June I conducted 3 concerts on one day with “Stageband Jazz Orchestra”. We played a new program of 12 compositions by (former) band members. The concert was entitled “Noorder Rondritten” because all compositions are about places and scenery’s of an old dutch ice-skating route. My composition was about the village’s of Leens and Zoutkamp. It was very nice to be back with the stageband after 6 years. We’ll do one more concert with this program on the 23 of september.
On 2nd, 3rd and the 4th of februari we recorded the 3rd studio-album at Wisseloord Studio’s in Hilversum. This album is all about the music of Peter Gabriël. 5 arrangers wrote a suite witch in total contained 30 Peter Gabriël songs. This resulted in more than a hour of instrumental orchestral Pop-Rock-Jazz-Music. We played a concert with this music in December at Oosterpoort Groningen. (pictures below) Of course we hope to keep playing this music.