Jasper Somsen Invites
In 2016 Jazz in Wageningen and Loburg Live are organizing a series of concerts on Thursday evening. Our own Jasper Somsen invites the best jazz musicians from the Netherlands to take up a musical challenge on the stage of Loburg. From 20.30-22.00u. Admission is free so beautiful it is almost impossible.
Jasper is not only the programmer off Jazz in Wageningen, he also is bassplayer and composer. He studied jazz and classical double bass at the conservatories in Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has played with many famous musicians like Joey Calderazzo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Bob Sheppard, Gabriele Mirabassi, John Engels, Toon Roos, Jeroen van Vliet, Yuri Honing, Rita Reys, Eric Vloeimans, Michiel Borstlap, Nancy Marano and Lori Lieberman.
He has made two beautiful albums with his own Jasper Somsen Group and he played on more than 20 albums in jazz, classical music and film music. He has been playing on many international stages and festivals.
An extraordinarily diverse career made him a first call musician in the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds. Multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do the talking. Superstar names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for years. But such praise is simply a byproduct of Sheppard´s years of steady work and dedication to his craft. A tradition that continues on his latest release "Close Your Eyes" at the BFM Jazz label.
Sheppard has been a steadfast member of the Billy Childs Ensembles and the Peter Erskine trio for over a decade. He has toured with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs and performed with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah and with Joni Mitchell on her 2007 Grammy-winning Shine. He also played on a live studio video with Mitchell and Herbie Hancock.
You want us to mention more collaborating artists? What about Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Horace Silver,
Lyle Mays, Nat Adderly, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Scott Henderson, John Beasley, Mark Isham, Otmaro Ruiz, Bill Cunliffe, Kurt Elling, Marilyn Scott, Michael Franks, Diane Reeves, Steely Dan, Rickie Lee Jones, Rod Stewart, Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder. Reasons enough to come to Loburg at Nov 17.
Karel Boehlee started his carreer in the Dutch Jazz scene at an early age. His first albums with the Toon Roos Quartet and Batida where a direct success in The Netherlands and Japan. His European Jazz Trio toured frequently in Japan since 1989. In this period Boehlee’s name grew in the international Jazz scene, being the regular European pianist with Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine and Gino Vanelli. He performed and/or recorded with a.o. Wynton Marsalis, Peter Erskine, Woody Shaw, Roberta Gambarini and the Dutch Jazz prominents: Trijntje Oosterhuis, Benjamin Herman, Toon Roos, Ferdinand Povel and Jesse van Ruller. He is appointed as a teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.