On Saturday, November 27, 2021, the West Coast Big Band took part in the (International) Big Band Competition (IBBC) in Hoofddorp. Due to covid no international competitors. Nevertheless, the eight very best Dutch bigbands participated. We are very proud that we have won again! And our own Kees Kamphuis (trumpet) won the prize for best […]
After months of forced rest, the band is back in full swing! The coming months, several nice concerts are scheduled. In October and November, the band will play at two private parties (in Zandvoort and in the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz). But also on Thursday 11 November, in Studio 1 of the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep […]
The West Coast Big Band has delved into the archive of innovative arrangements of the well-known German orchestra leader Peter Herbolzheimer (1935 – 2010). Herbolzheimer, trombonist with Bert Kaempfert, among others, gained great fame as an arranger and composer for German films, TV series and major events (including the 1972 Olympic Games). With his own […]
Very excited to share with you our latest CD: “West Coast Big Band plays Bierens”. In the spring of 2020 we were contacted by Marc Bierens if he could interest us to make a big band recording of his compositions. Of course we were! After hard work from the incredible arrangers, weeks of rehearsals with […]
Our new CD “Frits Landesbergen and the West Coast Dream Band” can now be ordered at https://www.espcd.com/. We are very happy with the result and received positive feedback as you can read here.
Yesterday we participated in the Top Class of the International Big Band Competition in Hoofddorp. It was a nice performance of the repertoire we are working on lately (a.o. Bob Brookmeyer, Bert Joris, Frans Elsen and Francy Boland). We got quite a few positive reactions from the many musicians walking around. Unfortunately it was not […]
We are please to announce a new project with the Vibraphone Maestro Frits Landesbergen. Frits and the West Coast Big Band have teamed up to recreate some of the most swinging big band music to ever come out of the American West Coast. The Terry Gibbs Dream Band was a “who’s who” of west coast […]
On Saturday the 17th of February the West Coast Big Band gave a spectacular performance at the Diamanttheater in The Hague. This time with singer / comedienne Sigrid Hof. Sigrid Hof, known for Holland’s got Talent 2016, felt very much at home in the intimate theater and engaged the audience in her usual witty manner. […]
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the West Coast Big Band took part in the International Big Band Competition (IBBC) in Hoofddorp. This year the band participated in the highest category, the Top Class. The competition in this class consisted of only top big bands from, amongst others, Berlin, Prague and Krakow. And we are very proud that […]
The famous words of Duke Ellington, “It don’t mean a thing”, also apply to us. With the West Coast Big Band you can expect a swinging evening.