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Ack van Rooyen (born January 1, 1930 in The Hague) is a Dutch jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist. He is the brother of Jerry van Rooyen.
The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Jerry van Rooyen was a Dutch trumpeter, conductor, and composer. His works have appeared in films such as Free Enterprise and the British television series Spaced.
Van Rooyen began playing with a military band as a teenager, doing tours of bases in Indonesia. He then studied music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, graduating in 1950, then worked with Ernst van 't Hoff and his brother. He played with The Ramblers in 1955-1957, then moved to France in 1957, where he worked with Aime Barelli, Kenny Clarke, Lucky Thompson, and Barney Wilen. In 1960, he relocated to Germany, playing in a big band at Sender Freies Berlin with his brother, in addition to side work with Hans Koller, Bert Kaempfert, and Ake Persson. He settled in Stuttgart in 1967 and worked with musicians such as Volker Kriegel, Charly Antolini, Friedrich Gulda, Slide Hampton, and Eberhard Weber; , he also toured widely during this time.
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.
The Royal Conservatoire is a conservatoire in The Hague, providing higher education in music and dance. The conservatoire was founded by King William I in 1826, making it the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands.
Ernst van 't Hoff was a Dutch jazz pianist and bandleader.
In 1980 he moved back to the Netherlands, eventually taking a position as an educator at his alma mater, the Royal Conservatory.
Bert Boeren is a Dutch jazz trombonist and educator.
Erik van der Luijt is a Dutch jazz pianist / keyboard player, arranger, composer, record producer and band leader.
Barbara Gracey Thompson MBE is an English jazz saxophonist. She studied saxophone and classical composition at the Royal College of Music, but the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane made her shift her interests to jazz and saxophone. She was married to drummer Jon Hiseman of Colosseum from 1967 until his death in 2018.
The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble developed from a group of jazz musicians that was formed for a 1974 to 1975 television show of Süddeutscher Rundfunk. Almost all future members of "United" were present from the beginning.
Lennart Axelsson is a Swedish trumpet player who has spent a good part of his career in Germany. Born and raised in Sweden, he began his career in a Swedish armed forces band. Disillusioned with military life, he quit to become a full-time musician, playing with various jazz bands in Sweden. In the early 1970s, he moved to Zürich, Switzerland to take a job in the big band of Swiss radio station Schweizer Radio DRS. In 1974, he joined the James Last Orchestra. He was one of the featured trumpet soloists on Last's 1975 album In The Mood For Trumpets, along with Rick Kiefer and Ack van Rooyen; this was notable as Last's record company Polydor usually did not credit the individual personnel on Last's studio recordings. In 1979, Axelsson left the Last band and joined the NDR big band, where he eventually became the featured trumpet soloist. He retired from the NDR band in 2005.
Volker Kriegel was a German jazz guitarist and founding member of the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble.
Wolfgang Dauner is a German jazz fusion pianist who has worked in the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with Hans Koller, Albert Mangelsdorff, Volker Kriegel and Ack van Rooyen. He is the father of German drummer Florian Dauner, a member of the German hip-hop group Die Fantastischen Vier and electronic dance DJ Paul van Dyk, and is commonly referred to as Flo, the Flower, or the Fallopian.
Peter Herbolzheimer was a German jazz trombonist and bandleader.
Peter Beets is a Dutch jazz pianist. He has shared the stage with musicians including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Clayton. Beets recorded with Jeff Hamilton and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 he released his New York Trio, which was the start of his international career.
Thilo Berg is a German drummer who attracted attention, particularly in the 1980s, as a modern jazz, big band leader. He has produced and organised more than 700 jazz, classical, R&B and soul events. Besides his own productions, he worked on large industry concerts as well as kick-off meetings and social events.
Thomas Fryland is a Danish jazz trumpeter
Didier Lockwood was a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s and was known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on different sounds on the electric violin.
Rüdiger Baldauf is a German jazz musician, trumpet player, composer and arranger.
The Cool Voice of Rita Reys is the debut album by Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys which features sessions recorded with bands led by drummers Wessel Ilcken and Art Blakey divided over each side of the original LP which was released on the Dutch Philips and US Columbia labels.
Rachel Gould is an American singer and teacher of Modern Jazz.
Strangers In Night - The Music Of Bert Kaempfert is the Berlin Jazz Orchestra's first home video, released on DVD September 21, 2012 by Polydor/Universal Entertainment. The DVD is a live recording from the Alte Oper on February 12, 2008 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Tony Overwater is a Dutch jazz bassist and composer of jazz and improvisational music. In 2002 he received the Boy Edgar Award, the most important jazz award in The Netherlands. Presently, Overwater is mainly active in a crossover of jazz, Arab and early music.
The Ramblers are a jazz and dance music orchestra from the Netherlands, active since 1926. They were a popular radio band in Holland and were instrumental in popularizing jazz music in the Low Countries.
Matthias Beckmann is a German jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist, instructor, composer and arranger.
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