Ben van Gelder & Reinier Baas
12 April 2024 - 15:15 - 15:45 | Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Guitarist Reinier Baas (b.1985) and saxophonist Ben van Gelder (b.1988) are now pivotal figures on the Amsterdam scene. They are “among the most creative minds of the new jazz generation.” (Jazzenzo) and have appeared onstage together literally hundreds of times. Their trust and teamwork allow them to shine a phenomenally wide range of contexts, whether fitting in with the precise routines of an ocean liner like the Metropol Orkest, or responding and sending challenges back to that prince of anarchy, drum titan Han Bennink. They are also at the forefront of their European/worldwide generation. Their second album as co-leaders will welcome pianist Cory Smythe and drummer Jeff Ballard.
Reinier Baas – guitar
Ben van Gelder – saxophones
Photo by Jonathan Herman