Ben and Jarmo in the house of hard bop
The year was 1985. The first prize of the NOS Meervaart Jazz Podium went to the Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet. The hard bop formation conducted by Ben (sax) and Jarmo (trumpet) was a sensation and immediately generated wide interest. They toured through the Netherlands, Europe, the US, and Canada. Drummer Eric Ineke – also your programme maker – was part of this quintet’s core composition, just like pianist Rob van Bavel and bass player Harry Emmery. Albums were released in the early 90s: Speak Up, Run from your Wife, Double Dutch. Both wind players wrote most of the compositions. Home-grown energetic hard bop!
Saturday 17 April 2021, 5 pm, ‘House of Hard Bop’ (Eric Ineke)