Heroes Night

BRIDGE Eindhoven Guitar Festival
Thu 11 May ’23 20:15 uur
Thu 11 May ’23
20:15 uur
  • Thu 11 May ’23
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall
    Past event

Improvisation, swing, blues sounds: jazz music makes you dream away to another world. What happens when you put not 1, not 2, but 3 jazz legends on one stage? That can only produce magic! We are proud to announce this exclusive Jazz Heroes Night. An evening where jazz legends Reinier Baas, Martijn van Iterson and Richard Hallebeek will be on stage together. All three of them are unique in their approach to jazz, but they have one thing in common: when their fingers touch their guitars, fireworks erupt. Oo and to top it all off, they play together with a great band. In short: you want to be there!

Martijn van Iterson

Martijn van Iterson graduated cum laude from the Hilversum Conservatory 30 years ago, under the renowned Wim Overgauw. In the decades that followed, he played with many big names from the jazz world, including Jim Hall, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Piet Noordijk, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Rita Reys. Martijn was also a member of groups such as D-Code, Picks Might Fly and All the King's Men. He is also a regular guitarist with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, and has released three albums under his own name. How best to describe Martijn's sound and qualities? "An unmistakable sound of a very sophisticated jazz musician".

Reinier Baas

Say European Jazz Scene, you say Reinier Baas. As a soloist, he has performed with the Metropole Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. As a sideman, he has worked with Gregory Porter, Dave Douglas, Hans Teeuwen and Han Bennink. He was Artist In Residence at the 2017 Südtirol Jazz Festival, and in 2018 he received carte blanche from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, resulting in the premiere of String Quartet #1. He received composition commissions from the North Sea Jazz Festival, the November Music Festival and Pynarello. Add to that a prestigious Edison for his album Mostly Improvised Instrumental Indie Music (2017) and one for the album Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix (2017): do we need to say more?

Richard Hallebeek

Voted #1 'Fusion Guitarist' of the Netherlands by Gitarist Magazine for the 7th(!) time in a row: you simply cannot ignore Richard Hallebeek and his fantastic playing. Hallebeek easily fits in the list of international 'heroes' like Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson or Frank Gambale. The list of who Richard has played with is therefore endless: Shawn Lane, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Brett Garsed, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Derek Sherinian, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Hunt, Randy Brecker, Carl Verheyen, Andy Timmons, Eric Gales, Kiko Loureiro, Allan Holdsworth... and the list continues. Fun fact: Hallebeek was the youngest student ever taken on by the Hilversum Conservatory. That says a lot about his special qualities, which you will discover during Heroes Night on Thursday, May 11.

On Thursday, May 11, our heroes will be on stage together with a fantastic band. This unique concert is a must see and must hear for everyone who loves jazz.
Reinier Baas, Martijn van Iterson, Richard Hallebeek: guitar
Clemens van der Feen: bass
Martijn Vink: drums
Matthijs Geerts: keys

One day earlier another Heroes Night will take place in the Effenaar with Leendert Haaksma (Anouk a.o.), Vedran Mircetic (De Staat) and Menno Gootjens (Focus). A rocking evening with three of Holland's greatest rock guitarists. Tickets for this evening can be bought here.