gigs

January
4 Jan: Session – De Kring, Amsterdam
7 Jan: New Cool Collective – Beauforthuis, Austerlitz
13 Jan: Engels/Teepe/Herman – De Tor, Enschede
14 Jan: New Cool Collective – ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond
15 Jan: Guest appearance @ Dutch Jazz Collective – Bimhuis, Amsterdam
18 Jan: Session – De Kring, Amsterdam
21 Jan: Guest appearance Benjamin Herman Trio @ Kees van Kooten: Zo Wordt U Gelukkig – Carré, Amsterdam
26 Jan: Benjamin Herman Trio – Café Miles, Amersfoort
28 Jan: New Cool Collective – Het Beest, Goes

 

February
1 Feb: Session – De Kring, Amsterdam
3 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – Paradox, Tilburg
4 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – Beauforthuis, Austerlitz
5 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
9 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – Rietveld Theater, Delft
10 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – Bimhuis, Amsterdam
11 Feb: Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Mayuko Katakura – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
12 Feb: Benjamin Herman & Mayuko Katakura (duo show) – Kultuurwerkplaats, Oosterbeek
15 Feb: Session – De Kring, Amsterdam
17 Feb: New Cool Collective – De Vorstin, Hilversum
28 Feb: Session with Joost van Schaik – De Smederij, Groningen

About

For the past 30 years saxophonist and musical omnivore Benjamin Herman has been one of Holland’s most productive musicians of his generation. After taking part in the 1991 Thelonious Monk Competition and studying with Dick Oatts in New York Benjamin, to date, has released over 50 albums as a solo artist and as front man of his groove orientated ensemble New Cool Collective.

His solo work varies from postmodern interpretations of classic Dutch avant-garde with drum icon Han Bennink and enfant terrible Misha Mengelberg to collaborations with Dutch poets, pop singers and hip hop artists. Aside from left field punk jazz projects like Bughouse and The Itch his recordings have ventured into lush seventies Creed Taylor inspired productions (Deal, Project S) and pleasantly understated renditions of classic evergreens (Trouble, Café Solo).

One of Holland’s most visible jazz musicians, Benjamin Herman also writes columns and has had a radioshow for the past 12 years on national radio. He has been presented with many musical awards and is secretly most proud of being voted best Dressed Dutchman by Esquire Magazine…twice. At 54 his contribution to the Dutch musical landscape cannot be underestimated.

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New Cool Collective