TOON ROOS GROUP *SUMMER TOUR 2015* (pour Français cliquez ici)
Dutchman & jazz musician Toon Roos (1964) already had many wonderful players joining him to share their love for groove-oriented music with his ‘Group’. The album ‘Angel Dance’ -issued in 2011- even features special guests Peter Erskine and Alex Acuna. This summer the TOON ROOS GROUP visits France for a concert tour. They will soon be near you with an exciting line-up and great new music!
Tenor and soprano saxophonist Toon Roos is one of Europe’s major soloists and bandleaders. He won several prizes -amongst which the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival Bird Award- and is associated with top-notch artists like Toots Thielemans, the late Joe Zawinul, and Walter Becker and Donald Fagens’ Steely Dan -for whom he and his jazzquartet opened the shows during their European tour in 2009-. Toon worked with Ivan Lins, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Werner, Christian McBride, John Clayton, Manu Katché, The Dutch Jazz Orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra, just to name a few. He is as much a well-accomplished player as a composer and renowned for his strong musical personality and unconventional, joyful spirit on stage. For full biography click here
Pianist Karel Boehlee is widely acclaimed one of the best accompanists in the world, having backed up Toots Thielemans for so many years in his European Quartet. Boehlee also worked with the likes of Roy Hargrove, Gino Vanelli, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Woody Shaw, Ben Herman, Ernie Watts, Roberta Gamberini and Philip Catherine. His exquise harmonies and in-depth improvs can be heard on many different recordings. He recorded 7 albums for the Japanese Keystone label by his own name…
Theo de Jong
Theo de Jong is undoubtedly one of Europe’s bassguitar phenomenas. He is known for his magnificent sound and taste. Also De Jong was recognized by the great Toots Thielemans as a fine accompanist already in his twenties. He further worked with Bob Malach, Deedee Bridgewater, Gino Vanelli, Dado Moroni, Philip Catherine and the Peter Herbolzheimer Bigband, to name a few. He lives both in Holland and Belgium where he performs and teaches extensively.
Franc auf dem Brinke
Amsterdam-based drummer Franc auf dem Brinke is associated with many musicians playing many styles ranging from jazz, brazilian, latin, pop and funk. His career spans cooperations with people like saxophonists Rick Margitza & Benjamin Herman, pianist Michiel Borstlap and vocalist Deborah J. Carter. He recorded numerous albums, amongst which a beautiful, recent, Edison-nominated Milton Nascimento-project by Dutch-Brazilian singer Agnes Gosling. This spring his very own first album is in the making.
*Toon Roos– saxophones
*Karel Boehlee-piano & keyboards
*Theo de Jong-electric bass
*Franc auf dem Brinke-drums