On March 1 we had a fantastic CD release party at Theater Bouwkunde. It was a full house with many enthusiastic visitors and friends.
Bob Hagen, the band’s longtime fan and friend, received the first CD “Lookin’ East”.
This concert Gary Smulyan was invited as the band’s guest and he played wonderfully.
Gary is the baritone player in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and has a tremendous reputation as world’s best baritone player.
Bandleader Joan Reinders wrote an arrangement for Gary and Job Helmers of Sonny Rollin’s Airegin.
It was a great evening and the public gave the orchestra several times a standing ovation.