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Willem Breuker Kollektief


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(1974 – present)

The Willem Breuker Kollektief is a jazz group formed in 1974 by 10 musicians leaded by Dutch bandleader Willem Breuker. The band plays unconventional jazz mixed with different styles, from latin to (contemporary) classical to theater and vaudeville.

The bandmembers are:
Willem Breuker - soprano, alto, tenor saxophone, e flat, b flat, bass clarinet, lead vocal.
André Goudbeek - alto saxophone, vocal.
Peter Barkema - soprano, tenor, alto saxophone.
Andreas Altenfelder - trumpet, vocal.
Boy Raaymakers - trumpet, vocal.

Gregg Moore - trombone, vocal.
Bernard Hunnekink - trombone, tuba, vocal.
Arjen Gorter - double bass.
Henk de Jonge - piano, celesta, synthesizer.
Rob Verdurmen - percussion, tympani.

Willem Breuker also has his own label BVHaast

He sadly passed away on July 23, 2010. So we will never see him perform again but we can all enjoy the tunes he left us …

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  • outerotter

    Aahh... Google just autocompleted "Willem Breuker" with "Willem Breuker obituary". Very bummed -- I hadn't even heard he was ill. I saw the band 4 or maybe 5 times. Always a great time. RIP.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • dhaffner

    in the pittsburgh area? free WBK show at Carnegie Mellon:

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • relatoid

    Willem Breuker and Sergey Kuriokhin vinyl collection seeks new home. send email for listing.

    23 Sep 2007 Reply

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