Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw – connecting through jazz
As far as the Netherlands is concerned The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw put big band music back on the map. One of the most widely read Dutch newspapers described the orchestra as ‘the most swinging big band in Europa.’
Fronted by a wide range of eminent soloists, The Jazz Orchestra performs both in the Netherlands and abroad. All band members are outstanding soloists and ensemble players. They also often work as composers and arrangers, with many of them serving as professors at various music conservatoires across the Netherlands.
Dozens of arrangers and soloists and tens of thousands of visitors have connected to the Orchestra over the past 20 or so years. The band always aims to move you, the audience, with this very special music called jazz. What counts for us is ‘to connect with you, move with you and join together’, sometimes for just a short stretch and sometimes for the rest of your lives; connecting through jazz.
Connect and support the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
In order to maintain the quality of the band, The Jazz Orchestra utilises the widest possible financial support. In addition to this support, we also offer you, our audience, the opportunity to support us by donating towards the costs of soloists or to assist in the launch of our new music on CD (or vinyl). Your donations help us to sustain and develop the many projects that The Jazz Orchestra delivers such as bringing upcoming talents to the stage. With mentoring from the members of The Jazz Orchestra, emerging, young talents make their first steps into the professional world of Big Band jazz. The benefit is twofold; the young musicians have the opportunity to perform with professionals and in turn they bring in their fresh new musical ideas and offer a huge inspiration for The Jazz Orchestra.
Donations are also welcome to support opportunities that arise during our tours abroad when we aim to connect to the local jazz talents by giving master classes and involving soloists from the local jazz scene.
How to donate to the Jazz Orchestra?
There are a number of different ways to donate to The Jazz Orchestra to support our projects and concerts. You can either offer a one-time donation or connect to The Jazz Orchestra for a longer period of time. Please see below for details.
Be a Soulmate to the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw!
If Jazz moves your soul – become The Jazz Orchestra’s soulmate and you will become ours!
Please fill in the form below. Your donation enables us to continue our projects and concerts in the best way we can!
If you would like to discuss how you wish your donation to be used or how you can become involved in supporting a project or concert, please contact us.
Jazz Bond: investing in culture
In the Netherlands the government’s role towards cultural has changes. For us this change initiated a search for new ways of financing our plans, resulting in the so-called Jazz Bond.
If you are interested in investing in the Jazz Orchestra, let us know, contact Eveline Alders at email@example.com. Looking forward!