Peter Beije Author

Jazz Middelheim: Almost as usual.

Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp is the first major jazz event in Belgium that can take place without additional restrictions due to corona. Park Den Brandt has been the place where the...

Gent Jazz 2021: More than 30 concerts in ten days.

New festival location in 2023: medieval castle The Gravensteen. Gent Jazz Festival continues this year and will take place from the 8th until the 18th of July and yes, in...

CD Review: Pinheiro, Ineke, Cavalli Trio | ‘Turn Out The Stars – The Music of Bill Evans’

The trio of guitarist Ricardo Pinheiro, drummer Eric Ineke and bassist Massimo Cavalli have released a new CD titled ‘Turn Out The Stars – The Music of Bill...

“Rollins in Holland”: a new important document in jazz history.

It has been a long time since so much attention has been paid in the Netherlands to the release of a jazz album as there has been for “Rollins in Holland”. The double...

RED interprets the atmosphere of New Orleans

New Orleans is the inspiration for the new album NOLA by the Dutch trumpeter Ellister van der Molen. In 2019, together with Hammond organist Bob Wijnen, Ellister visited the...

Eric Ineke and Tineke Postma: Beautiful tribute to Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker was born 100 years ago. The alto saxophonist became one of the founders of the bebop, the type of music that gave jazz a new dimension after the swing period. For...

“Peek-A-Boo with Mister M” Rony Verbiest convinces us!

You have to call Rony Verbiest a multi-instrumentalist. Saxophone and clarinet, accordion, bandoneon and harmonica. These are the instruments with which he sends his messages out...

Jazz Middelheim plays in Antwerp 18 – 27 September 2020

Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp is saved! Due to the corona crisis, the festival in the Belgian city could not take place in August. The authorities have agreed to a festival in which...

Gent Jazz Festival now in 1.5 version – July 8 to 18

The Belgian city Ghent has a famous jazz festival. Tens of thousands fans visit the Bijloke site every year in July to enjoy the music of world-famous artists and young talent....

Doug Webb following in the footsteps of Sonny Rollins

It’s one of the biggest challenges for a saxophonist playing with only a drummer and bassist rather than the inclusion of a piano. Doug Webb achieves that challenge! With...

Babs van Bree: Jazz, it’s a lifestyle.

Babs van Bree (27) is one of the young talented singers on the Dutch jazz scene. After high school she first studied music therapy, then she obtained her Bachelor of Music. Now...