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"I heard new territory that night, modern, innovative, and highly skillful composition"Kenny Werner

"His engaging compositions and arrangements are awash in perception and authenticity"All About Jazz

The fire of the flamenco elements is taken to another level through colourful orchestration and the dynamic range of the Big Band. A symbiosis in which characteristic flamenco harmonies and rhythms serve as a template for improvisation. Palmas, jaleos and phrygian chords provide a fresh folkloric context, launching jazz solos in a new direction. Lead by hispano-dutch saxophonist/composer/arranger Bernard van Rossum, the BvR Flamenco big band won first prize at the Meerjazz International Big Band Competition in 2014 and the Keep an Eye on Jazz records competition in 2015 . Their critically acclaimed debut album “Jaleo Holandés” was released at the 2015 Flamenco Biennale featuring Martijn Vink and Miguel Rodriguez.
They are currently working on their second album "Luz de Luna" (release December 2016) which will also feature sublime guests like harmonicist Antonio Serrano, Flamenco singer David de Jacoba (both ex Paco de Lucía) and sax wizard Ben van Gelder.

As well various international tours, they have performed at the Netherland’s most prominent venues and festivals, among them Rotterdam International Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, North Sea Jazz festival, de Doelen, Jazz in Duketown, Amersfoort Jazz and Grachten Festival.

Live shows also see the flamenco dance dimension represented, featuring varying guest bailaoras like Cristina HallMathilde Anton and Irene Alvarez.

THE BAND

Bernard Van Rossum Tenor/soprano saxophone, composition,arranging, directing


Marí­a Marí­n
Voice, palmas


Pablo Martinez
voice, palmas, trombone


Edsart Udo de Haes
Flamenco guitar


Miguel Hiroshi
percussion, cajón

SAXOPHONES



Jasper van Damme


Miguel Ortega


Joao Driessen

Fernando Sanchez

Bruno van der Haegen

TROMBONES


Jos van den Heuvel


Oliver Emit

Matthias Konrad


Haraldur Prastarson

TRUMPETS



Gerhard Ornig


Bruno Calvo

Natanel Ramos

Evgeniy Bondarev

RHYTHM SECTION



Xavi Torres
piano


Marco Zenini
double bass


Joan Terol
drums

GUEST DANCERS



Cristina Hall


Irene Álvarez


Mathilde Fornelli

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26 Nov 2017

Past Shows

15 Jul 2017
(feat Antonio Serrano/ David de Jacoba)
22 Jun 2017
Lantaren Venster
08 Jun 2017
KNAW Anual Gala
15 Jan 2017
CD Release, Bimhuis,
Bimhuis
11 Dec 2016
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
Zwolse Theater
18 Aug 2016
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Irene Alvarez (dance)
28 May 2016
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Irene Alvarez (dance)
13 May 2016
The BvR Flamenco big band
feat. Irene Alvarez (dance)
18 Dec 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Mathilde Fornelli (dance)
07 Nov 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
11 Jul 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Harriet Ijssel (dance)
07 Jun 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
06 Jun 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
05 Jun 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
14 May 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Christina Hall (dance)
31 Jan 2015
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
feat. Miguel Rodriguez/Martijn Vink
31 Oct 2014
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
26 Sep 2014
The BvR Flamenco Big Band
13 Jun 2014
The BvR Flamenco Big Band


jazzism-th

"ingenously fusing flamenco elements into the big band..."
- Rik van Boekel -

Eine Combo mit 14 Bläsern plus Rhythmusgruppe plus 4 spezieller Gäste plus 4 Flamenco Musiker, das ist Bernard van Rossum's

Ohrensnschmauch

"In sum, Luz de Luna is an opulent banquet, setting forth the best features of flamenco and jazz on one appetizing menu."
- Jack bowers -

all about jazz

"Luz de Luna features a staggering diversity of compositional approaches as well as an equally solid and instantly recognisable sound"

"I heard some new territory that night, modern, innovative, and highly skillful composition"
- Kenny Werner -

all about jazz

"His engaging compositions and arrangements are awash in
perception and authenticity"


"...uitstekende mix van flamenco
en jazz..."


"Met leifhebbers van Flamenco en
jazz zoals ik, is deze plaat een
must have"

"Van Rossum is erin geslaagd niet alleen een geluid, maar ook een idioom te smeden dat staat als een huis"...

jazztk

"Jaleo Holandés es un disco verdaderamente brillante... dosis de sensibilidad y buen gusto"

radio 3_S

by Jose Miguél López

meerradio

BvR Flamenco big band wins Meerjazz
International  Big Band competition

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LUZ DE LUNA
feat. Antonio Serrano / David de Jacoba / Ben van Gelder

 

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