Kirchstr. 11, 64283 Darmstadt
Ruud Breul (tp)
geboren 1962 in Urmond, Holland und aufgewachsen in Limburg, im Süden von Holland, spielt Trompete seit er 7 Jahre alt war
Studierte früh an der Musikschule und beendete 1988 sein Studium in Hilversum bei Rob Madna der sein Lehrer war.
Ruud spielte in allen bekannten Holländischen Big Bands: dem Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Skymasters (sub) und spielt noch immer bei The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.
Breuls auch in den letzen Jahren Mitglied von Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra. Seit 1990 ist er selbst Lehrer am Conservatorium van Amsterdam. 18 Jahre war er beim Metropole Orkest Solotrompeter und seit 2014 ist er festes Mitglied der WDR big band in Köln.
Breul hat mit vielen Musikern gespielt und aufgenommen, u.a. mit John Scofield, Peter Erskine, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Vince Mendoza und Chris Potter.
Simon Rigter (sax)
Being the son of saxophone player Bob Rigter, Simon Rigter (the Netherlands, 1973) grew up in a musical environment. At age 10, he started taking classical flute lessons, and at age 12, he started playing the saxophone.
Simon studied at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague from 1989 until 1998, where he was taught by famous saxophone and clarinet player John Ruocco. Subsequently, he studied with Ferdinand Povel at the Hilversum Conservatoire. He graduated in 1997.
Simon has recorded CDs with Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, The Reeds, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, John Marshall, Cees Slinger, Victor Kaihatu, Peter Beets, Ruud Breuls, and Erik Doelman. He performed with George Coleman, Joe Cohn, Jim Rotondi, Nancy Marano, Alvin Queen, Ferdinand Povel, Ruud Jacobs, Pim Jacobs, Frans Elsen, Rob van Kreeveld, Peter Beets, and Marco Kegel and toured in China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, and South America. Simon is part of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Bop2B, Equinox, and The Ruud Breuls/Simon Rigter Quintet.
Karel Boehlee (p)
From his youngest years Boehlee was a revelation in the Dutch jazz scene. From his birthplace he started from his 16th to play with various bands and jazz artists. His first records were an immediate success, especially in Japan. And since 1989 he was invited with his European Jazz Trio for several performances in Japan. Over the years, Boehlee emerged himself as one of the greatest pianists in the Netherlands which resulted in performances with the very greatest international jazz musicians. He has been playing for over twenty years as a pianist with such as Toots Thielemans and Philip Catherine. He also plays regularly with jazz greats like Toon Roos, Fay Claasen and Trijntje Oosterhuis. He is also in demand as a session musician with pop artists like Gino Vanelli and many others.
His recognizable piano playing and compositions are also increasingly being asked in Japan, Korea where Boehlee increasingly performs as a solo artist. Besides his career as a pianist Karel Boehlee is also main piano teacher at the Conservatory van Amsterdam.
Jos Machtel (b)
is one of the most successful Dutch bass players, toured all around Europe, lived and played in Madrid and Kansas City and taught at several conservatories. He plays traditional jazz, as well as more modern styles. Some of the people Jos has played with are Deborah Brown, Sal Nestico, Lee Konitz and Woody Shaw, Phil Woods and Joe Lovano.
Currently Jos is working with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, performing with guest artists such as Maria Schneider, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Philippe Catherine, Bert Joris,Tom Harrel, Dave Liebman, Richard Galliano, Wallace Roney and many more. Furthermore he is teaching doublebass at the Lemmensinstitute of Leuven Belgium
Marcel Serierse (dr)
graduated cum laude from the Roterdam Conservatory and continued his studies in New York with, among others, Steve Gadd and Mel Lewis. In these years he played with Rob Madna’s big band and the European yourh big band Eurojazz. During a European tour with this band Marcel was awarded the Wessel Ilcken Prijs, a major jazz award in the Netherlands.
As a studio and live drummer, Marcel Serierse is much in demand. He played with Chaka Kahn, Bob Brookmeyer, Toots Thielemans, Michel Petrucciani, Al Jarreau and many others. He has been working for many years with artists such as Laura Fygi, Ilja Reijngoud and the Rosenberg Trio. Additionally, he teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.