» Bert Brandsma - Saxophone Virtuoso
Foto Bert Brandsma (born in 1965) is a versatile Saxophone player who also has a reputation as doubler on Clarinet. He played classical music with many Symphony Orchestra's in the world and toured as guest soloist with name Jazz bands like the Big Chris Barber band. He played more than 250 performances in the Cologne Opera House. On clarinet he has ...

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» Clarinet doubler - Rhapsody In Blue
Foto As a child, age 8 Brandsma started on the clarinet, only at age 20 starting to study Saxophone seriously. This was due to the fact that the clarinet studies at that time were pretty boring with a conservatory teacher who thought that Barney Bigard was nothing.... But the love for the clarinet itself didn't fade, so Bert kept it as a double, in the long run earning a reputation for his tastefull interpretations of the famous Clarinet introduction of Rhapsody in Blue, composed by George Gershwin. ...

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» Composer - Bert Brandsma
Bert Brandsma composed a lot of music, some of it for TV , Radio, CD or DVD. A partial list includes : - Happy Dance (premiered by the Dixieland Crackerjacks - Beauty Beyond Barlines (premiered by Bernard Berkhout orch.) - Summernight Fiësta - Nassau - Halloween In New Orleans - The Caribbean Suite - Fort George - Jackies Blues - Swing ...

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» Contact Page
To get in contact with Bert Brandsma there are several options : Bert Brandsma The Netherlands Phone : 0 (031) 653 463730 Email : mister_bertje@hotmail.com
» Tour with Chris Barber 2011 (Dutch) First published in Doctor Jazz Magazine
Inside the band: op tournee met Chris Barber. Sinds januari 2011 maakt het 23 jaar jonge aanstormende saxofoontalent Amy Roberts deel uit van de Big Chris Barber band. Wegens haar muziekstudie is ze echter niet dadelijk in staat om alle internationale tournees mee te spelen. Op zoek naar een mogelijke vervanger wordt door Bob Hunt de Nederlandse ...

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» Arranger
As arranger Brandsma wrote music for the Cologne Opera House, Dutch Palladium Orchestra, Bernard Berkhout Swing orchestra, Dixieland Crackerjacks and many others. They include works for Big Band, Symphony Orchestra, Saxophone quartet, Jazz band and more.
» Saxophone Collection
Bert Brandsma owns an impressive collection of instruments a partial list includes : - Sopanino saxophone (Eb) - Conn (1925) Snr. M147244 - C - Soprano saxophone - Conn (1922) - Soprano saxophone - Conn (1929) straight, silver with art deco engravings. Snr. M224913 - Soprano, curved - Prologue - Mezzo Soprano ...

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» BB played with :
Scott Hamilton, Dukes of Dixieland, Big Chris Barber Band, Metropole Orchestra, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Orkest van het Oosten, KMKJWF, Noordpool Orkest, Bergische Symphoniker, Slidin' Selena, saxofoonkwartet Les Boréades, Bernard Berkhout and the Swing Orchestra, Storyville Stompers (New Orleans), Maryland Jazzband (Ger), Uralsky All Stars (Russia), ...

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» Dixieland Crackerjacks
The Dixieland Crackerjacks concert band is the most direct link to how it all started in 1994. Usually with six musicians, occasionally with added guest soloists. This setting is used during concerts at musical festivals, in theatres, at dances or when easy listening music is required. The band did play at numerous Jazz festivals and in Jazz clubs ...

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» History of the Dutch Swing College Band (published in Doctor jazz Magazine 2010)
Dutch Swing College Band 65 jaar, een fenomeen. Op 5 mei 2010 bestaat het vlaggenschip van de Nederlandse traditionele jazzmuziek, the Dutch Swing College Band exact 65 jaar. Een feit dat wordt gevierd met een uitgebreide Nederlandse theatertour en een speciaal jubileumconcert op 8 mei in Den Haag. Wellicht een goed moment om eens stil te staan ...

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