Gigs May 24

1/5 Benjamin Herman Opening set, session at De Kring Amsterdam
2/5 Bughouse Hall of Fame, 013 Tilburg
3/5 Benjamin Herman Quartet Hotel Castell d’Emporda, Spain
6/5 VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen Live radio interview
9/5 Benjamin Herman Trio, Nostalgia Blitz, Jazz Festival Breda
10/5 Bughouse Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
11/5 New Cool Collective Bontheater, Medemblik
12/5 Guest appearance Bulltown Big Band Schouwburg, Cuijk
15/5 Benjamin Herman Opening set session at De Kring, Amsterdam
16/5 Bughouse Cafe Wilhelmina, Eindhoven
17/5 Bughouse Ekko, Utrecht
18/5 Bughouse De Kroepekfabriek, Vlaardingen
19/5 Benjamin Herman Quartet, Jazz in Duketown, Den Bosch
20/5 Benjamin Herman Trio Nostalgia Blitz, Hamsessions Gent, Belgium
22/5 Benjamin Herman & Co Soho House, Amsterdam
24/5 Bughouse Willem Twee, Den Bosch
29/5 Guest appearance Opening set, session Studio K 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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