Welcome to my should-be monthly update!
Probably a bit disappointing news for the most hardcore jazz fans here, but the first 3 months of 2017 it’s manly big arena shows with the Special Request Horns. The good news is that I really enjoy these concerts, ( a totally different playing experience with some nerve wrecking passages in front of 15.000 + people with some of my best friends playing next to me). And thanks to these concerts I’ll be able to make new records with my own projects too.
The Special Request Horns are Guido Nijs, Louk Boudesteijn and yours truly, and this year we will celebrate our 15th anniversary. Started as the horn section for dutch reggae band Beef, our group turned out to be one of Holland most successful horn sections nowadays, recording and touring with bands and artist in practical every musical genre, including Joe Jackson, Bløf, Caro Emerald, Sheila E, Candy Dulfer, Marco Borsato, The Ladies Of Soul and many many more.
We will celebrate our anniversary with music! We are actually planning a concert with some of our closest musical friends so please stay tuned for more information about this later on!
Besides the Ladies of Soul, Vrienden van Amstel and the upcoming EP release with our friends of Di-rect, I’ve got some good news for the jazz fans too. Here’s some dates which might be interesting for you:
Feb 5: Jazz afternoon concerts together with Candy Dulfer @Cafe Dauphine, Amsterdam
March 16: Huiskamerconcert with John Engels, Leiden!
March 18: Guest soloist with the Big band of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Marechaussee.
March 26: Special guest with the Tim Langendijk trio.
That’s all for now!
Have a nice day and please feel free to check my updates regularly.
Jan van Duikeren.