“Firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, acting now, while looking ahead..” that’s Dutch Jazz Collective’s motto. This brand new bigband, consisting of young talents emerging from the vibrant Rotterdam scene, was founded by trumpeter Bart van der List and drummer Sander Smeets. It treats its audiences to a surprising program crammed with swing.
DJC recorded their first feat with Dutch jazz greats Benjamin Herman, Jan van Duikeren and Ab Schaap. The latter, an educator at Codarts Conservatoire in their hometown, conducts the orchestra.
Bart van der List, Bram Hartwig, Niels van Willigen, Tom Ridderbeekx, Ian Cleaver, trumpet
Alex van Abeelen, Sam Thomas, Gregor Sperzel, trombone
Berend van Gurp, bass trombone
Mo van der Does, Donald Simoen, altsax
Jesse Schilderink, Frank Groenendijk, tenor sax
Emillio Tritto, baritone sax
Wouter van Deventer, guitar
Robert Koemans, piano
Cas Jiskoot, double bass
Sander Smeets, drums
Nils van Haften/Ab Schaap, conductor