Jazz at its purest! Jazz Maastricht & Conservatorium Maastricht present a swinging jazz evening in Café Charlemagne with the most talented musician in Limburg, Flanders and beyond. Rising talent to the established jazz cats alike will be led by trumpetist Carlo Nardozza and his ‘House Band’. Anyone can bring an instrument and join for a night of improvisation, exploration, and enjoyment, all with a good glass of Belgian beer in hand. Jazz as it should be.
This All-Star Jam session features special guests saxophonist Ben van Gelder, guitarist Reinier Baas, and keyboardist Mike Roelofs.
Reinier Baas: one of the most accomplished young guitarist in the Netherlands. Pronounced, playful and a real all-rounder.
Ben van Gelder: one of the best saxophonists of his generation. New York jazz sound, with European feel and fantastic technique.
Mike Roelofs: gifted pianist with a predilection for old keyboard instruments (Hammond, Rhodes).
Born in Genk (BE), graduated cum laude from the Maastricht Academy of Music, and known for his groups as the Carlo Nardozza Quintet (two albums) and the Jeff Herr Corporation (two albums). For years he was also part of the Henri Texier Red Route Quintet, led by the bassist Henri Texier. He also plays frequently in ‘the Muse Jazz Orchestra’, ‘OTO-Machine’, and with his new project ‘Bocca al Lupo’.
All-Star House Band
Mathias Nowak – Double bass (DE)
Arnaud Gerritse – Drums (NL)
Joachim Schönecker – Guitar (DE)
Joachim Junghanss – Piano (DE)
This initiative is made possible in part by Grensverleggers, a scheme to support regional collaborations between parties in Flanders, the Province of Noord-Brabant, the Province of Limburg and the Province of Zeeland.