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Energetic jazz, roots, and funk with electronic grooves
Blue Note ClubSessions
Sat 13 Apr ’24 17:00 uur

Bart Wirtz, saxophone & effects
Emiel van Rijthoven, keyboards
Matteo Mazzù, bass
Mark Schilders, drums

Sat 13 Apr ’24
17:00 uur
  • Sat 13 Apr ’24
    Doors open
    16:00 uur
    17:00 uur
    M by Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

After a six-year hiatus, Emiel van Rijthoven and Bart Wirtz introduce a new band where their musical magic and energy take shape. In their quest to merge different musical worlds, a unique raw yet beautiful sound has emerged. It's a blend of electronically-driven grooves, atmospherically composed melodies, and eclectically energetic jazz, roots, and funk. Alongside Van Rijthoven and Wirtz, the regular live lineup of WAAN includes Matteo Mazzù and Mark Schilders.

Emiel van Rijthoven is primarily known to the general public as the regular keyboardist and bandleader for Waylon. However, outside of that, he is a highly sought-after keyboardist in various crossover genres. Bart Wirtz gained recognition, particularly after winning an Edison award with his album "iDreamer" in 2012. Additionally, Wirtz was a co-founder of his own studio, where he composed and produced various albums.

Blue Note ClubSessions

Every other Saturday, established names and surprisingly emerging talent from the contemporary jazz and soul scene take turns in an informal club setting at Blue Note ClubSessions. At Meneer Frits, the focus is on combining socializing with enjoying top-notch live music.

Blue Note ClubCard

Are you a fan of the Blue Note ClubSessions? Then order a Blue Note ClubCard, allowing you to purchase 10 tickets for only €75. That's a €50 discount! 

The ClubCard has a scratch-off layer revealing a unique code. You can use this code to order your Blue Note ClubSessions tickets online prior to the concert. The ClubCard itself does not grant access to the concert, so make sure to order your tickets beforehand. The ClubCard is valid for all Blue Note ClubSessions in the 2023/2024 season, which runs until July 2024. 

You can choose to have the ClubCard delivered to your home for an additional fee or pick it up at our box office. Don’t forget to bring the order confirmation.

Order your ClubCard here


The doors of Meneer Frits open at 4:00 PM, where you can already enjoy a drink and the music of a jazz DJ. The live concert starts at 5:00 PM and will last until 6:15 PM. To wrap up the event nicely, the jazz DJ will play until 7:00 PM.