Groovy beats, swingin’ solos, and driving riffs: that’s what the Utrecht Student Bigband is all about. Guided by conductor Daan Bogers and powerful vocalist Hannah Stradmeijer these rocking students will bring a party to any stage or event. The Utrecht Student Bigband is a crowd favorite at festivals (Montreux Jazz Festival!) and parties, but also organizes their own concerts. In 2015 the Utrecht Student Bigband organized a unique collaboration, ‘Big Blend’ with renowned trumpet master Eric Vloeimans, Fontys Jazz Choir and the band. The band’s grooves mixed with close harmony singing and Vloeiman’s lyrical playing lifted the crowd at TivoliVredenburg to a next level of musical ecstasy. In 2016 the band had the honor of playing with saxophone colossus Benjamin Herman. The funky rhythms, soulful sounds and amazing atmosphere made for an evening full of adrenaline, attitude, and jazz. What are you waiting for? Book these jazzmasters!
Maarten Hogenhuis: “These guys have so much energy, dedication, and passion for music, professional musicians should take note!”
Eric Vloeimans: “A fantastic concert with great music, beautifully played and with very good vibes!”
Jan van Duikeren: “Playing with the Utrecht Student Bigband was a blast! I would do it again.”
Benjaming Herman: “This band plays so well! And then to think they’re all smart and study other subjects…”