Saxophonist / Composer / Arranger
Bernard van Rossum- tenor/soprano saxophone, composition,arranging, lyrics, directing
Flamenco artists: María Marín- voice, palmas, Edsart Udo de Haes - Spanish guitar, Miguel Hiroshi- percussion/ cajón, Pablo Martínez- voice, palmas, percussion, trombone
Saxophones: Jasper van Damme, Miguel Ortega, Joao Driessen, Fernando Sanchez, Bruno van der Haegen
Trumpets: Gerhard Ornig, Bruno Calvo, Natanael Ramos, Evgeniy Bondarev
Trombones: Jos van den Heuvel, Oliver Emitt, , Alisa Klein,Haraldur Prastarson
Rhythm section: Xavi Torres-piano, Marco Zenini-bass, Joan Terol- drums
The fire of flamenco cante (voice), palmas (clapping), guitar and cajón, is taken to another level through colorful orchestration
and the dynamic range of the Big Band. A symbiosis in which characteristic flamenco harmonies and rhythms serve as a template for improvisation.
The BvR Flamenco big band won first prize at the Meerjazz International Big Band Competition in 2014 and the Keep an Eye on Jazz Records award in 2015 . They released 2 critically acclaimed albums “Jaleo Holandés” (2015) and "Luz de Luna" (2017), the latter featuring Ben van Gelder (saxophone) and Paco de Lucia side-men Antonio Serrano (harmonica) and David de Jacoba (voice). As well as various international tours, performances include among others Amsterdam's Bimhuis, Rotterdam International Jazz Festival, Flamenco Biennale, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Alicante, Jazz in Duketown, Amersfoort Jazz, Grachten Festival and the legendary North Sea Jazz festival.