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Welcome to my website! After a rather ‘brisk’ and exhilarating winter period Spring 2018 is finally revealing itself! Hope to see you at one of my spring concert-dates!;-)
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UPCOMING SHOWS:
15APR (15.00h) TRUNK! @JAZZinMESS Culturele Broedplaats Harderwijk. TRUNK! is Iman Spaargaren (sax), Wolfgang Maiwald (keys), David Sahanaja (bass) & Franc auf dem Brinke (drums)

4,5,6,10,11,12MAY|OORLOGSWINTER (WARWINTER), THE MUSICAL-Opmeer, Noord-Holland. Appropriately premiering on MAY 4th and staged at a regional prominent Second World War site, this impressive musical will be performed. I will hold the drummers’ seat!
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PAST FAVOURITE CONCERTS, EVENTS & MORE:
18MAR 2018|Humphrey Campbell & Trio Karel Boehlee @ Jazz Sociëteit Wassenaar

Karel Boehlee, Theo de Jong and yours truly performed jazz and soul songs with one of Holland’s greatest vocalists, mr. HUMPHREY CAMPBELL. Surprise guest was Bird Award winning saxophonist Toon Roos.
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Dear friend and mentor HANS CLEUVER passed away March 4th. Rest in Peace, Hans. You will be missed.
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07JAN 2018|Miranda Melger CD presentation, De Prael- recordings started last summer, i did some percussion dubs in november. Check www.mirandamelger.nl
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Did some marvelous concerts with Maestro Jules van Hessen & his orchestra accompanying percussiongroup Percossa and the wonderful Luisa Sobral, composer of the winning Portuguese song at the European Songfestival 2017. Grand Palace, Monte Carlo & Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Nothing compares!
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16OCT 2017|WellHalo benefit concert, Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden- a very special concert with many famous Dutch artists, such as Pia Douwes, Stanley Burleson, Tony Neef, Tim Welvaars & Bert van der Brink. Orchestra lead by wonderful friend & pianist Bernd van der Bos.
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29OCT 2017|Jazz Societeit Wassenaar EDWIN RUTTEN & FRIENDS-
the first of yet another sparkling series of outstanding jazzconcerts. Edwin Rutten is a #1 TV personality and a veteran performer. But not enough people realize he started out as a jazz drummer & vocalist. Such fun & honour to play with him again!
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20NOV 2016|TOOTS THIELEMANS TRIBUTE
featuring Karel Boehlee & Tim Welvaars.
Een bijzondere middag geheel gewijd aan de onlangs overleden, wereldberoemde mondharmonica-speler Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans. Met een all-star bezetting werden zijn favoriete composities uitgevoerd, waaronder Bluesette (Toots’ ‘pensioentje’), Dat Mistige Rooie Beest (uit de film ‘Turks Fruit’), Velas (compositie van Ivan Lins met Toots in de uitvoering van Quincy Jones) en nog veel meer! www.jazzsocieteitwassenaar.nl
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20NOV 2016|GALLOWAY BIGBAND LIVE
My pleasure! Na eengedenkwaardige middagconcert met de muziek van Toots Thielemans in Wassenaar speelde ik ‘s avonds met de Amerikaanse trombonist T.S. Galloway en zijn bigband in De Nieuwe KHL te Amsterdam.galloway-big-band

The All American Evening Festival had a very successfull launch last 22SEP. Great Blues and on behalf of JSW a great line up with the likes of Frits Landesbergen, Baer Traa, Karel Boehlee, Marcel Schimscheimer and me, myself and I.
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APRIL 2016|Rick Margitza Group toured Holland
Margitza played with Miles Davis(!), Maynard Ferguson, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea, was guest soloist for WDR Bigband and Royal Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra. 
Now back in Holland for a series of intimate quartet concerts. With Rick Margitza (tenor sax), Martijn van Iterson (guitar), Frans van der Hoeven (double bass), Franc auf dem Brinke (drums).
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TRIO BOEHLEE•DEJONG•BRINKE Available for concerts throughout 2016! With Karel Boehlee (piano, keys), Theo de Jong (bass), Franc auf dem Brinke (drums).
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22NOV 16h-JAZZ IN AALSMEER!
Coming Sunday Franc hosts a Jazzy Sunday Afternoon at Restaurant 8CHT Aalsmeer. Jazz & Funk originals & standards with a special guest: the amazing Tom Beek (sax). And with Karel Boehlee (keys) and Theo de Jong (bass). Great drinks & food, entrance free! See you there!

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Presenting Rogério Bicudo’s SAMBANOVO with Karel Boehlee & Theo de Jong
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