De Jongens Driest Brass Quintet

DJDBQ is gearing up for a new tour in May 2023. At the moment Michael Vatcher seems to be unavailable, but we will find a worthy replacement for this tour!

The brass quintet will pick up where they left a couple of years ago, with original tunes, their own sound and higly skilled brass playing. Matt Darriau (alto saxophone, clarinet, kaval) lives in Brooklyn. He plays all over the world with the Grammy Award winning Klezmatics, and fronts his own Paradox trio. Janfie van Strien (soprano and tenor saxophone, clarinet) and Joop van der Linden (trombone) work with the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, and can be found in concert halls and on festivals worldwide. In their spare time they work with numerous other ensembles, and both compose and record music. Arno Bakker (sousaphone) can be found in theatres, in a circus or on festivals. He also records, and acts on both theatre stages and in cinema.

This quintet performes on the intersections of improvised music, jazz and worldmusic, with plenty danceable moments, and the humorous Dutch touch. I invite you to watch and listen, either the Youtube clips below, or the album ‘In Full Colour’.