Gigs June 24

2-6 Benjamin Herman Trio ft. Thomas Pol & Jimmi Hueting, Duke op het Diemenplein, Diemen
5-6 B. H, OJ Hoogland, Ernst Glerum & Han Bennink, Bimhuis
7-6 Guest appearance Teus Nobel Trio, Schelde Jazzfestival,
9-6 Guest appearance, Ten Club, Red Light Jazz, Amsterdam
12-6 Opening set Session at De Kring, Amsterdam
13-6 Bughouse, Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen.
14-6 Guest appearance with O.J. Hoogland, Sexyland, Amsterdam
15-6 B.H. Trio ft Alessandro Fongaro & Jimmi Hueting, Zeeland Jazz, Middelburg.
16-6 BH, Daniel von Piekartz, Xander Vrienten, Yoran Vroom, Victorie, Alkmaar
21-6 Bughouse, Luxor Live, Arnhem
22-6 Bughouse, OCCI, Amsterdam
23-6 BH & co Soho House
30-6 Guest appearance Daniel von Piekartz, Xander Vrienten, Yoran Vroom, Carré, Amsterdam

Plus new radio show ‘Round Midnight’ every Monday and new podcast ‘Get In’ every Thursday online at NPO Soul & Jazz


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. 

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