“Polyfonie van de Lage Landen”
The Jasper Blom Quartet features four internationally acclaimed Dutch jazz musicians, that have been playing together for more then 20 years.
Blom’s intelligent compositions cover a wide range of stylistic influences from pop music via jazz to free improvised soundscapes.
In his work stories develop, while musical languages are challenged by the individuality and interplay of the band members. A true showcase of what melody, rhythm and harmony have to offer in composition and improvisation. The JBQ has three CDs out with all original material.
Jasper Blom is a leading tenorsaxophonist of the Dutch Jazz scene and one of the most versatile soloists of the BeNeLux
Jesse van Ruller has established an international reputation since winning the Thelonious Monk Award and can be considered as one of the top jazz guitarists of the world.
Frans van der Hoeven is probably the most sought after double bass player in the Netherlands and has performed with every major jazz soloist passing through the Benelux (a.o. Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Tom Harrell).
Drummer Martijn Vink has rapidly established himself as one of Europe’s most wanted session drummers through his work with the Metropole Orchestra, the WDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, as well as artists like Vince Mendoza, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Boyan Z.
“AUDACITY”, the fourth CD will be released January 17 th 2015 at the BIMHUIS Amsterdam. Concert venues of the JBQ include North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam International Jazz, BIMhuis Amsterdam, ELBjazz Hamburg, Borusan House Istanbul, Trondheim Jazz Festival, Birdland Hamburg, Unterfahrt Munich and many others…
The Jasper Blom Quartet has previously shared the stage with Italian trumpet player Marco Tamburini and with the great American altoist Dick Oatts and will perform the coming season a couple of times with the great Belgium trumpetplayer Bert Joris.
Jasper Blom – tenor sax
Jesse van Ruller – guitar
Frans van der Hoeven -double bass
Martijn Vink – drums
With guest BERT JORIS – TRUMPET