Jasper Blom Quartet

Jasper Blom – tenor sax

Jesse van Ruller – guitar

Frans van der Hoeven – bas

Martijn Vink – drums

The Jasper Blom Quartet features four internationally acclaimed Dutch jazz musicians, that have been playing together for more than 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 6 CDs out with all original material. Their magnificent new release POLYPHONY is out on the London based Whirlwind Recordings.
It features live at the BIMhuis trumpeter Bert Joris and Nils Wogram on trombone as guest soloists.
The next upcoming guest in the POLYPHONY cycle is Cologne based Pablo Held, one of the most outstanding jazz pianists of the younger German jazz generation.

Jasper Blom is a leading tenor saxophonist 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 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.
Concert venues of the JBQ include North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam International Jazz, BIMhuis Amsterdam, ELBjazz Hamburg, BRAND festival Mechelen, Bohemia Jazzfest Czech Republic Porto Alegre fest Brazil, Borusan House Istanbul, Trondheim Jazz Festival, Papandayan Festival Indonesia, Birdland Hamburg, Unterfahrt Munich and many others…

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