The David Kweksilber Big Band performs Guus Janssen’s De Janssen Songboek, Bonanza and more works in Bimhuis Amsterdam (Feb. 4) and De Doelen Rotterdam (Feb. 25). Guus Janssen will participate in two roles: as a composer and as a big band pianist…
Guus Janssen is a leading Dutch composer as well as a masterful piano improviser. His music is a synthesis of classical and jazz, and of composition and improvisation. Bonanzo (2014) composed for big band, is Janssen’s magnum opus. Alongside a spectacular performance of this piece, the David Kweksilber Big Band will play additional new compositions by Janssen.
Guus Janssen will participate in two roles: as a composer and as a big band pianist.
David Kweksilber about his big band: “It’s crazy for the musicians in the band, for composers and the public to share in festive, exciting, multifaceted sounds. This big band is an excellent vehicle for a thrilling musical experience! The bond carries an incredible energy with a provocative, brand new here-and-now repertoire. ”
Next to complete David Kweksilber Big Band, including regular participants soprano Claron McFadden, VJ Peter Kok and tap dancer Peter Kuit, the late night program includes live video projections and films.