Stemmen en reacties uit New York

De Junior Jazz Unlimited Bigband van de Muziekschool Amsterdam onder leiding van Peter Guidi was in oktober 2015 voor een week in New York om kennis te maken met de ‘city of jazz’, concerten te geven, workshops te volgen en inspiratie op te doen. Ze hadden er vooral ook heel veel plezier. Hier enkele reacties uit New York:

Peter and Maxine Gordon

“I enjoyed the band and their playing and enthusiasm so much. My friends and I were delighted and surprised. That young alto player was particularly good and the two tenor players at the end of course. And the singers and and…
It was marvelous to meet and to hear those young musicians.”
Maxine Gordon
Dexter Gordon’s widow and President of The Dexter Gordon Society who saw the JJU’s first New York concert at Silvana’s in Harlem and later came to see them again at the Netherland Club.

“The Junior Jazz Unlimited in New York gave an awesome performance at The Netherland Club of New York last week. This show was part of their New York City tour; a dream coming true for these young and talented musicians. When they’re on stage you completely forget the band members are not older than 18, because their sound is already so grown-up. Keep an eye on them!”
Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
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Peter Guidi en Arthur Heydendael

“What a feast and what a performance. Your concert was one of the absolute highlights of the events at The Netherland Club of New York this season. The scholieren waren fantastisch in every aspect. The musicianship, pitch, phrasings and beat were very much on target and impressive. The two attractive vocalists were practically accentless in their American-English renditions. Attractive, joyful, disciplined and well indicated for the future of jazz in The Netherlands. A good omen! We salute you!”
Arthur Heydendael,
Vice-President The Netherland Club, New York

“Dear Peter Guidi and members of the Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band, I want to thank you all for the great time I had with you. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you all, and I really enjoyed hearing you play Soul Bossa Nova. You all sounded fantastic! I will always remember the dancing trumpets (and trombone or two) in the back. Groooovy, man! I look forward to hearing great things from all of you, and I’m sure that we will see each other again soon. Until next time………Keep Swingin’!”

“Jullie waren echt geweldig. De ene leraar en leerling naar de andere kwam naar mij toe om jullie te bedanken. Jullie hebben een enorme indruk gemaakt in PS 150 (Primary School in Queens), zowel op de kinderen als de leraren. Wat een succes. Iedereen zegt hallo, Gordon, Nina van de NAF, Loura van het Klokhuis, Cynthia van West End church en Nancy van Systems Two Studio en ze zeggen allemaal het zelfde, COME BACK!!!!
You got my number. Keep cookin!”
Marc Mommaas,
New York Jazz Workshop

“Peter, it was fantastic, what a great group of kids (no surprise) and man do they sound good. 
You are the best:)”
Marc Mommaas, New York Jazz Workshop

“Iedereen was erg onder de indruk van het niveau en het enthousiasme van de band.
Come back again and ‘Keep Swinging’!”
Loura ZijdelKlokhuis, Nederlandse school in New York en New Jersey

“The Junior Big Band was Extraordinary!
Such a Joy.”

Age DiedrickNetherlands America Foundation


Lees meer over de New York Tour

➔ De Junior Jazz Unlimited Bigband ging naar New York – Een verslag

➔ Peter en bandleden over de New York Tour

➔ Stemmen en reacties uit New York

➔ De New York Tour – Op video

➔ De New York Tour – Het programma

➔ Dank aan iedereen die de New York Tour mogelijk maakte!