First Music at Night review

Reviews are beginning to come in for Music at Night and we’re starting on a high note! Jazz Dergisi in Turkey wrote this wonderful review: “The New York Second is Holland’s latest gift to the modern jazz world… This sound reminded me of the orchestration approach of Herbie Hancock’s album “The Prisoner”… When the album […]

Karel Van Eerd Music Award video

Earlier this year we were honored to play in the finals of the Karel van Eerd Music Awards – and now the lovely people at KVEMA made this beautiful video with excerpts from our performance and from the interview we did afterwards. With thanks to Koen Smits, Tom Beek, Vincent Veneman, Max Sergeant, Mark Alban […]

M@N at VPRO’s Vrije Geluiden

A very cool new milestone for the group today: we were invited to play music from our new album Music at Night for VPRO Vrije Geluiden, THE preeminent music TV show in the Netherlands. Watch this space, or follow us on facebook, for news on when / where the video will be made available! UPDATE: […]

Him a Bull? on Spotify’s Late Night Jazz

Our new album Music at Night (and Other Stories) has hit Spotify. And one of the tracks – Him a Bull? Ha! a Bird – was added to Spotify’s Late Night Jazz playlist. (You know, the one that is “the perfect backdrop to an evening spent relaxing in solitude.”) Along with our song, 99 other […]

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@ Karel Van Eerd Music Award finals

Good or bad news? In January 2022, out f 119 bands, we were nominated for the Karel van Eerd Music Awards. The public vote brought us to the next round and we were allowed to play the finals, together with five other fine bands. In the end, after the Live Concert on 13 March, we […]

Music at Night expected spring 2022

After rehearsals in May 2021, in July the recordings took place in the well-known Wedgeview Studio for my new album project, Music at Night. Teus Nobel is back again, this time not only as a trumpet player but also as co-producer and compiler of the band. Besides Teus himself, this resulted in a beautiful ensemble: […]

Music at Night – new project for jazz septet!

It was a long winter, but a fruitful one: the long lockdown evenings often found me behind the digital piano, working on a new and challenging project: nine new compositions; this time not for the well-known quartet, but for a septet with flute, trumpet, sax and trombone. Besides the regular piano, bass and drums of […]

Sublime Dutch Jazz draait The White House

Nog van voor de zomer, leuk om te delen: Emergo werd gedraaid in het fraaie programma Sublime Dutch Jazz. Luister op Spotify “The White House” terug, waar presentatoren Rolf Delfos en Bart Wirtz in hun commentaar toch nog een Washington D.C.-tintje aan geven:…

Emergo-recensie NTB

Fijne recensie van Emergo op de site van de muzikantenvakbond NTB. “Wat (…) onmiddellijk opvalt is de fluweelzachte trompettoon van special guest Teus Nobel. Zijn geluid gaat onder de huid en dwingt je verleidelijk om te blijven luisteren.” “Componist en pianist Harald Walkate heeft acht zeer afwisselende stukken geschreven waarin drummer Max Sergeant superactief aanwezig […]