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Rotterdam SKA-Jazz Foundation


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In an era of overproduced Pop and electronic DJ superstars, the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation (RSJF) keeps it real. Taking the music of the sixties as a starting point, they start where others have left. But be careful! The Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation is NOT a retro band in any perspective. Armed with drums, bass, guitar, piano, organs, and a wide range of horns, the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation has been refining their mix of Ska, Jazz, Rock-Steady, Reggae and Soul over the past seven years.

The idea of forming a Ska-Jazz band started when Arjen Bijleveld and Dimitri ‘Dim’ Jeltsema met each other again at a party in Rotterdam in 1999, where they spend the evening reviewing their musical past and future. In the early 90’s they used to play together in ‘The Obnoxious’, a band famous at that time for its loud music and attitude. Young as they were, each went their own way. Arjen went into business and Dim ended up playing drums in the uptempo ska band ‘Let’s Quit’, where he met bass player Michael ‘MOK’ Kragt. After a while, Michael and Dim decided to put honor to the bands name and started their own musical adventure. Finally, all came together and the foundation for the Foundation was created.

Now, over half a decade later, the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation has recorded an EP single and two fulllength studio albums. All released on the Grover Records (Germany).


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  • udikman

    WELCOME !!!!!!!1 best track

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DouglasAWh

    I don't know if anyone from the band ever checks this page, but I'd like to get someone from the band to come on my podcast. You can hit me up here or email me at if interested!

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • stsamarsky

    А й да маладцы :)

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ruizmussa

    grandiosa banda ! ! ! ! la versión de a nigth in tunisia que hacen es de lujo

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lowerthanlow27

    more than very good!

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • skacorekiller

    lo mejor que hay en el ska actualmente

    10 Dec 2009 Reply

    Very good

    27 Mar 2009 Reply

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