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 […]
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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.
We’ve been busy rehearsing with four fantastic vocalists for our upcoming concert on the 11th December. You Can find all the details on our gigs page!
You can view it on the videos page. Please let us know what you think 🙂 It’s a live recording from a concert at Societeit Engels in The Hague back in June 2016. Featuring our guest vocalist Constantijn Schaap.
The band were back to business on Monday after the summer break. We’re currently preparing for an upcoming concert with the wonderful Greetje Kauffeld at the Bussum Cultuureel (more details on the Events page). We’ve also started work on some brand new pieces for the new season as well as brushing up on some of […]
We are very proud to announce that The West Coast Big Band came away from the International Big Band Competition 2016 in Hoofddorp with the first prize in the 1st Class category. On top of this, the best soloist prize for the event went to the fantastic trumpeter Gary Kavanagh!