Pierre Courbois 75 Years Anniversary Tour 2015/2016/2017
Pierre Courbois is one off the leading jazz musicians in the Netherlands/Europe since the mid sixties. He has been an inspiration for younger musicians ever since! In his lifetime he won several prizes. In 2015 he will become 75 years, and this will be celebrated! New and old compositions are combined celebrating his versatile music career. Especially for this occasion Courbois formed a new ensemble: Pierre Courbois QWINTETT. With this ensemble he will go on a European tour in April 2015 till March 2017.
QWINTETT consists of several highly acclaimed Dutch jazz musicians with whom Courbois has worked in his long and versatile career:
- Pierre Courbois: drums and compositions
- Niko Langenhuijsen: piano
- Egon Kracht: double bass
- Toon de Gouw: trumpet
- Ilja Reijngoud: trombone or Jan Menu: baritone and soprano saxophones.
QWINTETT will honour the tradition of Charles Mingus of thematic and melodic ensemble jazz but with an own Courbois groove! Courbois is known for his own way in combining compositions with improvisations, in which he melts melodically constructions with uneven breaks.
Only few drummers are able to compose and execute melodic and harmonic lines with such daring rhythms and breaks! In combination with the participating musicians a unique ensemble is created for the celebration of 75 years Pierre Courbois!
For bookings and further information you can contact:
PC Qwintett: 75e anniversaire !!!!!
Concerts for the “PC Qwintett Tour” celebrating 75 years:
2015 – 15 April: Radio Show Mijke & Co Live @ Sugarfacto
- 16 April: JINJazz @ Brebl Nijmegen
- 18 April: Theater aan de Slag Culemborg
- 21 April: Jazz in Arnhem @ Mu
- 23 April: Bimhuis Amsterdam: BIRTHDAY CONCERT
- 25 April: Jazzpodium DJS Dordrecht (including workshop)
2016 – 10 Janari: Theater het Nut Warnsveld
- 29 Januari: Porgy and Bess Terneuzen
- 18 Februari: Ainsi Jazz Maastricht
- 01 April: UJazz Utrecht
- 02 April: Jazz International Rotterdam
- 08 April: De Tor Enschede
- 19 April: Groover Jazz Delft
- 07 Oktober: Paradox Tilburg
- 08 Oktober: Hot House Leiden
2017 - 11 Maart: Mahogany Hall Edam
Met ondersteuning van het Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten (FPK)