Dutch saxophonist Dick de Graaf celebrates four decades on stage this year! A milestone calling for celebration, of course, and we will; on August 11 at De Observant where he presents brand new vinyl accompanied by a book full of honest tales about his experiences the last 40 years. Festive, as the release is aptly named, consists of 8 new pieces that De Graaf wrote during lockdown.

In De Graaf’s own words: “I consider my music a hospitable reception room where musical elements from all genres are more than welcome. As long as they inspire us as a band to create surprising rhythms and warm solos, and have a ton of fun together!” De Graaf loves his metaphors; as creative as his project descriptions are his approaches to improv and composition. Festive will no doubt be another surprising release – we’re looking forward to welcoming it.

Dick de Graaf – sax
Barry Green – piano
Jos Machteld – contrabas
Pascal Vermeer – drums


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