Hi all, thanks you for reading this little update.
As you can see, this site needs a bit of an update, so we are working on new music, new pictures and a website update. I’ll try to have all the updates available before January 2020, so please stay tuned for updates and news!
My upcoming trip to South Korea is a good reason to write a new personal message, actually the first one in months…. I’m sorry about the delay but I have been extremely busy touring and writing for the past 2 years, but I am trying to reserve more time for updates and writing new music.
As you might know I enjoy touring a lot, but since our horns section The Special Request Horns became more popular, I wasn’t able to travel a lot with other projects. This has been the main reason for not being able to join the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw on most of their tours the past year, but the good news is that I enjoyed playing the huge stadiums the past 2 years, and now there’s finally more time to join some bands, and travel a bit more.
There are many exciting things I would like to share with you:
-Playing with Tineke Postma at Jarasum Jazz, Oct 5
-Collaboration with Mell & Vintage Future on Willin’ ( Live @ Blokhuis) is on Spotify now.
-Playing at the Music Distillery Schiedam (my birthplace!) with Hans and Candy Dulfer.
-Guest appearance on Tony Carey’s special release of his beautiful song “The Wind”
-Collaboration with German singer My Sun and Stars on “The Glory of Love”
-New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra feat. Jason Lindner, Oct 25
-Nov 1: Gerry Mulligan tribute with the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, @ concertgebouw Amsterdam
-Nov 3: Tribute to Chet Baker, with John Engels, Thomas Pol and Karel Boehlee, DJS Dordrecht.
-Dec 1: European tour with Di-rect and the Special Request Horns. Please visit di-rect.com for tour dates.
-Dec 17-22 Soloist with the NSJO ( Dutch Student Jazz Orchestra) Please visit www.nsjo.nl for tour dates and come hang with us!!
-Jan 2: Playing with our exciting new band the Oisters at the Bimhuis Amsterdam. Featuring David Kweksilber, Stefan Kruger, Benjamin Herman, Louk Boudesteijn and more!
More details can be found at the agenda and discography section of this site.
On instagram you can find more actual information about my (musical) adventures. This site is mainly to provide my general information and past musical collaborations for people who dig my music. My insta name is jvanduikeren .
So, South Korea! I am thrilled to visit the Jarasum Jazz festival as a special guest with Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma and her great band. It will be my second time in Korea and I am looking very much forward to play there again on Oct 5! If Korea is too far for you I would love to catch you somewhere else.
Warm musical greetings,