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Jeroen Manders - Saxophone
During his childhood Jeroen passionately fell in love with the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie and from the age of 12 he started performing on trumpet and the trombone with various local groups in the genre (and others not so local, like: Ted Easton's Jazzband, Frits Kaatee, Bert de Kort).

In 1994 he finished his saxophone studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with John Ruocco, Frans Elsen and Peter Niewerf. He has performed regularly at the North Sea Jazz Festival with various ensembles (under the direction of Bill Holman a.o.).
In 1996 he recorded a cd with "The Land of Oobladee", first-prize winners at the famous Jazzcontest of Breda in 1995. Followed up by the cd "Sweet and Swinging" with the Ann Thomas Quintet, which has notably been very succesful in Japan. In 2006 a cd appeared with "Wild Bill and the Invisible Men".

He leads his own quartet and in the course of time has performed with such distinguished artists as: Boris van der Lek, Wouter Kiers, Ben van den Dungen, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Barry Harris, Marco Kegel, Juraj Stanik, Dim Kesber, Rob Agerbeek and Pat Metheny.

From 2007-2009 he played in "The James Brown Tribute Band" (with Tony Wilson a.o., aka "The Godson of Soul" with full authorization of "The Godfather of Soul" himself). From 2010-2011 he was tenor saxophonist and arranger for the soulful hornsection, "The Horn Kings", playing in many venues throughout the country (a.o. together with "48 Special"). Currently he is active with the band "Akasha", that in its spontaneous- and often collective improvisations combines influences from world-music, rock and avantgarde. Moreover he is a member of the "The Residence Funk All Stars".

He has been playing abroad many times. Extensively touring Spain for example, and appearing regularly in Belgium and Germany.

Jeroen also plays with The Jazziezies.

photo's: Eveline van Egdom & Mylène Siegers  ·  design: Matthijs Sluiter  ·  code: Jasper Hoek