XLJAZZ 2008 - OMNIVORE
Joost Dieho-bandleader, compositions, arrangements Gastsolisten: Jeroen Doomernik-trumpet, Mete Erker-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone XLJAZZ 2008: Wouter Hakhoff-trumpet, Jeroen Pouw-trumpet, Arjen Leek-trumpet, Susanne Karskens-trumpet, Guido Hommel-trombone, Peter Geurts-trombone, Peter Smaal-trombone, Nanko Brattinga-bass trombone, Willem Stevens- soprano saxophone, Jonathan Bittman-alto saxophone, Vera Verwoert- alto saxophone, Sjaak de Mul-tenor saxophone, Chris Holtslag- tenor saxophone, Rob Strick-bariton saxophone, Inge Koppert-violin, Annemarije Plaizier- violin, Rosa Visser-alt violin, Albert Smit-cello, Esther Tekelenburg-hobo, Leo van Dorp-flute, Tijn Jans-drums, Ruben Gouman-percussion, Johan Helling-percussion, Hidde Roorda-bass, Pepijn van de Burgt-guitar, Jasper Huiskamp-keyboards
Every year a new orchestra: that is the point of departure for XLJAZZ. Amateurs and semi-professionals can apply for auditions six months in advance. After selection and solo practics, the group comes together for a week crammed full of rehearsals. Top soloists are present at the concerts; Benjamin Herman, Eric Vloeimans and many others were guest players in previous shows. This year’s repertoire is dominated by compositions by organiser Joost Dieho. The saxophone player, arranger and musical omnivore will explore the influence of Frank Zappa, Gil Evans, soul, funk and Brazilian styles.