LantarenVenster Rotterdam

LantarenVenster Rotterdam

The Millennium Jazz Orchestra will perform at LantarenVenster, Rotterdam on Friday June 19. In the first set the band will play music from its newest CD Safety Zone.     In the second set guitar player Anton Goudsmit will join the band. A wonderful combination!  

Jazz aan de Vecht

Jazz aan de Vecht

On Saturday May 30 the Millennium Jazz Orchestra will perform at Jazz aan de Vecht at Hotel Mooirivier – Dalfsen.                     The program contains two major groups: – Fay Claassen & band will play “Remembering Chet Baker”. – The Millennium Jazz Orchestra will play music composed […]

Wonderful sound of Doug Webb

Wonderful sound of Doug Webb

                            Webb is featured on hundreds of recordings for artists including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Art Garfunkel. He played for fifteen years with the Doc Severinsen Tonight Show Big Band. Webb has recorded music for hundreds […]

Young Dutch talent Joris Roelofs

Young Dutch talent Joris Roelofs

                  The young Dutch alto saxophonist Joris Roelofs was the guest of the orchestra in February. Roelofs plays several other instruments, such as the bass clarinet and he chose only to play on this instrument. He showed his great technical skills and musical ideas on the bass clarinet… […]

MJO CD release at Bimhuis-Amsterdam

MJO CD release at Bimhuis-Amsterdam

It was a special evening for the Millennium Jazz Orchestra playing a CD release concert at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. The MJO played some new composed and arranged tunes and of course some charts of the CD ‘Safety Zone’. The first set ended with the opening tune of the CD!             […]

WDR lead trombonist Ludwig Nuss

WDR lead trombonist Ludwig Nuss

The first concert in 2015 the band shared the stage with the German trombone player Ludwig Nuss. Nuss is the lead trombonist of the WDR Big Band.  He was featured in arrangements of Michael Abene, Michael Philip Mossman and Joan Reinders. These arrangements fitted him as a glove as he could show his excellent technique […]

Night of Trombones

Night of Trombones

On Saturday 20 December the main festival concert of the Lätzsch Trombone Festival was held in Metropool, Hengelo (NL): NIGHT OF TROMBONES. A “must” for every brass player: international trombone power on stage with the Millennium Jazz Orchestra. Famous international classical and jazz trombone soloists attended the festival!               […]

Edison Award Greetje Kauffeld

Edison Award Greetje Kauffeld

Wednesday November 26 Greetje Kauffeld celebrated her 75th birthday. On that same day she was awarded the Edison National Jazz Award, for her entire works and extraordinary merits for the Dutch music. The jury praised her as “a jewel for the Dutch jazz and a singer of international style the Netherlands may be proud of”. […]

Leading baritone player Gary Smulyan

Leading baritone player Gary Smulyan

  Gary Smulyan is a world famous baritone saxophone player and well known as a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.   He is a four-time winner of the Down Beat Readers Poll and a multiple winner of numerous other official polls, including the Jazz Journalists Award for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year.   No […]

MJO in the press!

MJO in the press!

As a result of the Anniversary Concert and the CD release band leader Joan Reinders has recently had several radio interviews and in the Stentor newspaper. Please take a look & listen via the links below! Article in newspaper the Stentor (pdf) NPO Radio 6 – Jazz in the morning (Omroep Max), Edwin Rutten: http://www.omroepmax.nl/radio/alle-programmas/jazz-in-the-morning/over-jazz-in-the-morning/ […]

Release Party & 25th Anniversary...

Release Party & 25th Anniversary !

A very good start of the new season….  October 1st concert is the start of the concert series in Theater Bouwkunde and is also the start of the 25th Anniversary playing at this theatre. The 25th Anniversary is celebrated with the release of the new album Safety Zone, a CD with compositions and arrangements by […]

Recording a new album!

Recording a new album!

On June 23 & 24 2013 the orchestra recorded the music of the newest CD Safety Zone in Studio Fattoria, Osnabrück-Germany. A YouTube trailer was made of these recordings.    

Last concert of the 24th MJO year

Last concert of the 24th MJO year

Virtuose Peter Beets showed his skills on piano to the band and its audience in a beautiful last concert of our 24th year in Theater Bouwkunde.  

Leading Dutch trombone player Ilja Re...

Leading Dutch trombone player Ilja Reingoud

One of the leading Dutch trombone players is Ilja Reingoud. In April he played with the MJO in Deventer.

Tenor… Abraham Burton!

Tenor… Abraham Burton!

Some years ago Abraham Burton was the band’s soloist on alto saxophone, but this time he played on tenor. Wow, this was also a great experience!

New Cool special guest: Benjamin Herm...

New Cool special guest: Benjamin Herman

Benjamin Herman is mostly known working with his own band, the New Cool Collective, but this evening he was the guest soloist on alto saxophone in Deventer.

New Year’s concert with trumpeter Jan...

New Year’s concert with trumpeter Jan van Duikeren

The New Year’s concert with the lively/spirited playing of trumpeter Jan van Duikeren was a beautiful start in 2014.

Vibraphone!

Vibraphone!

The Dutch vibraphone player Frits Landesbergen is the orchestra’s soloist in December. Apart from Frits’ arrangements, also big band charts were played of the period of Terry Gibbs Dream Band.

MJO in Oberhausen, Germany

MJO in Oberhausen, Germany

The second concert of the mini tour was in Stadttheater Oberhausen, Germany. With both the guitarist and the band in shape the public enjoyed a marvelous concert. Read the fine (German!) review on this concert: 2013, Konzertkritik MJO in Oberhausen

MJO with Anton Goudsmit

MJO with Anton Goudsmit

The Bouwkunde concert was the start of the two-days tour with guitarist Anton Goudsmit.

Two special guests…

Two special guests…

In November the Millennium Jazz Orchestra was invited by ViVace to perform on the 25th anniversary of Crematory Almelo. It was a nice concert with two guest soloists: pianist Cor Bakker and baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber.

Start of the season

Start of the season

With the Dutch singer Paulien van Schaik the Millennium Jazz Orchestra started the new concert series Theatre Bouwkunde in Deventer.