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Jazz on A Summer's Day: Willem Breuker Kollektief

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Event starts at 4:00 p.m. 
Price at the door:  $15.00

Willem Breuker Kollectief
Willem Breuker Kollectief

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THE WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

a Special farewell tour

The WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

The Dutch group Willem Breuker Kollektief celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004. Founded in 1974 by saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Willem Breuker (who died in 2010), the eleven-piece Kollektief plays a hybrid of music which cuts through traditional musical barriers and has long  been one of Europe's finest ensembles playing contemporary and improvised music.

The Kollektief's approach combines jazz and 'serious' (i.e. classical) music with many popular genres, from marching band and circus music to latin dance steps and music for film and theatre. The result is humorous and surprising, full of false stops and starts, clean breaks, sudden shifts in musical mood, and above all, a fine sense of irony. At any given moment, the Kollektief can be churning out hot jazz, European style, and the next moment they're tearing through a classical repertory with all the irreverence of Spike Jones. And whether playing Breuker, Weill, or Gershwin, the Kollektief maintains an orchestral precision that, in the words of one critic, "would be the envy of most philharmonics", while at the same time its members are highly skilled and individual improvisers as well.

Over the decades, The Kollektief has been one of the busiest ensembles in Europe, touring extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia and India, giving an average of 85 concerts a year. They have twenty-one compact discs to their credit, numerous radio and television performances. A biography of Willem Breuker has been published in France and in the Netherlands; he is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious "Bird Award" (in 1988.) In April 1998, Willem Breuker was awarded the "Knight in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands", one of the highest honors in this country.

This concert of the Kollektief is part of an international farewell tour as the group is disbanding following the death of Brueker.

WBK members::Hermine Deurloo - alto sax/harmonica, Frans Vermeerssen - bariton sax, Maarten van Norden - tenor sax, Andy Altenfelder - trumpet, Sjors Pancras - trumpet, Andy Bruce - trombone, Bernard Hunnekink - trombone, Henk de Jonge – piano, Arjen Gorter - bass  and Rob Verdurmen – drums.

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Willem Breuker Kollectief

THE WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

a Special farewell tour

The WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

The Dutch group Willem Breuker Kollektief celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004. Founded in 1974 by saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Willem Breuker (who died in 2010), the eleven-piece Kollektief plays a hybrid of music which cuts through traditional musical barriers and has long  been one of Europe's finest ensembles playing contemporary and improvised music.

The Kollektief's approach combines jazz and 'serious' (i.e. classical) music with many popular genres, from marching band and circus music to latin dance steps and music for film and theatre. The result is humorous and surprising, full of false stops and starts, clean breaks, sudden shifts in musical mood, and above all, a fine sense of irony. At any given moment, the Kollektief can be churning out hot jazz, European style, and the next moment they're tearing through a classical repertory with all the irreverence of Spike Jones. And whether playing Breuker, Weill, or Gershwin, the Kollektief maintains an orchestral precision that, in the words of one critic, "would be the envy of most philharmonics", while at the same time its members are highly skilled and individual improvisers as well.

Over the decades, The Kollektief has been one of the busiest ensembles in Europe, touring extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia and India, giving an average of 85 concerts a year. They have twenty-one compact discs to their credit, numerous radio and television performances. A biography of Willem Breuker has been published in France and in the Netherlands; he is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious "Bird Award" (in 1988.) In April 1998, Willem Breuker was awarded the "Knight in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands", one of the highest honors in this country.

This concert of the Kollektief is part of an international farewell tour as the group is disbanding following the death of Brueker.

WBK members::Hermine Deurloo - alto sax/harmonica, Frans Vermeerssen - bariton sax, Maarten van Norden - tenor sax, Andy Altenfelder - trumpet, Sjors Pancras - trumpet, Andy Bruce - trombone, Bernard Hunnekink - trombone, Henk de Jonge – piano, Arjen Gorter - bass  and Rob Verdurmen – drums.

Willem Breuker Kollectief

THE WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

a Special farewell tour

The WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF

The Dutch group Willem Breuker Kollektief celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004. Founded in 1974 by saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Willem Breuker (who died in 2010), the eleven-piece Kollektief plays a hybrid of music which cuts through traditional musical barriers and has long  been one of Europe's finest ensembles playing contemporary and improvised music.

The Kollektief's approach combines jazz and 'serious' (i.e. classical) music with many popular genres, from marching band and circus music to latin dance steps and music for film and theatre. The result is humorous and surprising, full of false stops and starts, clean breaks, sudden shifts in musical mood, and above all, a fine sense of irony. At any given moment, the Kollektief can be churning out hot jazz, European style, and the next moment they're tearing through a classical repertory with all the irreverence of Spike Jones. And whether playing Breuker, Weill, or Gershwin, the Kollektief maintains an orchestral precision that, in the words of one critic, "would be the envy of most philharmonics", while at the same time its members are highly skilled and individual improvisers as well.

Over the decades, The Kollektief has been one of the busiest ensembles in Europe, touring extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia and India, giving an average of 85 concerts a year. They have twenty-one compact discs to their credit, numerous radio and television performances. A biography of Willem Breuker has been published in France and in the Netherlands; he is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious "Bird Award" (in 1988.) In April 1998, Willem Breuker was awarded the "Knight in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands", one of the highest honors in this country.

This concert of the Kollektief is part of an international farewell tour as the group is disbanding following the death of Brueker.

WBK members::Hermine Deurloo - alto sax/harmonica, Frans Vermeerssen - bariton sax, Maarten van Norden - tenor sax, Andy Altenfelder - trumpet, Sjors Pancras - trumpet, Andy Bruce - trombone, Bernard Hunnekink - trombone, Henk de Jonge – piano, Arjen Gorter - bass  and Rob Verdurmen – drums.




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