PRESENTATION VPRO/BOY EDGAR PRIZE TO PIERRE COURBOIS
in collaboration with VPRO Radio, Muziek Centrum Nederland
GONG DUO Polo de Haas-piano, Pierre Courbois-drums WATERLAND SEXTET Loek Dikker-piano, Leo van Oostrom-alto sax, Pierre Courbois-drums, Luciën Mattheeuwsen-bass, Jan Menu-tenor sax, Louk Boudesteijn-trombone PIERRE COURBOIS 5/4 SEXTET Toon de Gouw-trumpet, Jasper Blom-tenor sax, soprano sax, Ilja Reijngoud-trombone, Willem Kuhne-piano, Niko Langenhuijzen-contrabass, Pierre Courbois-drums BCDE Han Bennink, Martin van Duynhoven, John Engels, Pierre Courbois-drums
PLEASE NOTE! Ticketsale starts at May 9th, 1 PM 'Pierre Courbois is one of modern Dutch jazz's most important stylists as well as one of , its most prominent ambassador abroad, and the embodiment of the creative spirit that characterizes this type of music.' 'Courbois has remained a great and unique stylist, as evidenced by his current 5/4 Sextet, in which every possibility to swing in this time signature is explored with fresh, original and compelling compositions.' Two quotes from the jury report of the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize 2008, the most prestigious award in the Netherlands for jazz and improvised music, which awarded to drummer, composer and band leader Pierre Courbois. For this occasion Courbois put together a programme that includes the Gong Duo, Waterland Sextet, Pierre Courbois 5/4 Sextet and BCDE. There are a limited amount of tickets available, reservations can be made starting Friday 9 May from13.00 hours by telephone 020-788 2188 (maximum of 2 tickets per person). Tonight the Bimhuis cafe-restaurant will be serving a buffet menu instead of its usual a-la-carte menu (euro 15, from 19 hours). Reservations recommended: 020-7882158.