Guitarist Reinier Baas (32) and saxophonist Ben van Gelder (29) are prominent figures in the Dutch music scene and long time collaborators. They have played over 150 shows together in the past years, performing as a duo, as a trio with drum legend Han Bennink and with both their quintets. Their joint efforts have resulted in a collaboration with the multiple Grammy Award winning Metropole Orkest. Reinier Baas has multiple Edison awards to his name. Van Gelder’s records have garnered wide spread acclaim and is winner of the Deloitte Jazz Award. Together they use repertoire of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington as a starting point of improvisation, but also they play their own lyrical compositions.
Rare combination of two ‘fanatic young guys with a will of their own’ (de Volkskrant)
‘Insanely beautiful… virtuosity and, above all, fun’ (JazzFlits)
Line-up: Ben van Gelder – alto-saxophone; Reinier Baas – electric guitar