Sunday, April 23, 2006

Stefan Lievestro Sextet in Porgy en Bess


The Stefan Lievestro Sextet will perform today at the Porgy en Bess Jazzclub in Terneuzen (The Netherlands).
The leader Stefan Lievestro is the bass player and he won the Deloitte Jazz award last year. Most of the members of the band are young jazz musicians, all of them with a lot of experieince in jazz performances.

The piano player is Harmen Fraanje who made a record with his own quartet, but also a great album ( Boompetit ) with Eric Vloeimans and Ernst Reijseger.

Hans van Oosterhout plays the drums on nearly 50 records and has been playing with great names like Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Ralph Moore, Mark Murphy, Spike Robinson, Nat Adderley, Bob Malach, Victor Lazlo, Lee Konitz, Rick Margitza, Denise Jannah, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Wheeler, Marlena Shaw, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin. He was proclaimed as the best European drummer.

Jasper Blom is a young sax player who has his own trio ( Red, Yellow and Blue). He was in concerts with great names as Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, George Duke, Randy Crawford and David Liebman.

The guitar player Ed Verhoef relieves Jesse van Ruller who has a concert in Utrecht today. Ed Verhoef is a gifted guitar player to be heard with Hein van der Geyn's Baseline.

The last one, Mete Erker, is labeled as Our secret weapon, the loose canon... He's the youngest member of the band. A fast rising star that stuns friends and foes with his energetic outbursts.

This talented group of young Dutch Jazz Cats starts at 16.00 hrs at the Porgy en Bess Jazz club in Terneuzen (The Netherlands)

Stefan Lievestro web site

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