Dear friends and fans,

Welcome to my website… stay tuned, updates will be added… if you have any questions let me know!

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Update 20 March 2019


Coming up Thursday 4 April 2019 / AINSI Maastricht

Looking forward to finally play again in Maastricht, the city where I used to teach at the conservatory from 1992 till 2001.

On Thursday April 4, 2019 I will perform at the wonderful AINSI Theatre in a trio line up, with Karel Boehlee on piano and the Belgian double bass player Sal La Rocca. We’ll be playing two sets of standards, classics and originals.

More info & tickets here

Coming up 22 May 2019 / Bimhuis Amsterdam 

A wonderful evening with a great line up is coming on 22 May 2019 at the Bimhuis… with musicians like Ack van Rooijen, Fay Claassen, Bart van Lier, John Engels, Karel Boehlee, Frans van der Hoeven and several others, we will play an hommage for jazz promotor Bob Hagen who turns 85 years this year. The evening is an initiative of singer Fay Claassen.

More info & tickets here


The ten concerts at the end of 2018 in Austria and Holland were very enjoyable… doing a masterclass at the     MUK Conservatory in Vienna and performing two nights at the Jazzland with sax player Andy Middelton, pianist Renato Chicco, bass player Uli Langthaler and drummer Klemens Marktl was all very inspiring… most of the gigs in Holland were with pianist Karel Boehlee in different line ups… duo, trio and quartet. For pictures and memories of these lovely nights visit my Facebook page 

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John Clayton

On 7 March 2019 I had a lovely encounter with the great bass player, arranger & conductor John Clayton, who gave a masterclass at the Conservatory in Utrecht where I am teaching at the saxophone department. We jammed with piano teacher Bert van den Brink…  more info on my Facebook page







































Update 3 September 2018


VPRO INTERVIEW Radio 1 (in Dutch)

Ik ben dinsdagnacht 28 augustus 2018 geïnterviewd door Pieter van der Wielen in het VPRO radioprogramma Nooit Meer Slapen. We hebben gesproken over mijn muzikale ervaringen en inspiraties… het was een fijn gesprek van ongeveer een uur, Pieter heeft mooie muziek erbij gekozen. Het was een latertje, maar ben toch maar gaan slapen na afloop… Luister het interview terug op deze link.



Returning from a relaxing holiday in France, a number of concerts are scheduled… several line ups with pianist Karel Boehlee in Leiden, Wassenaar, Enschede and Maastricht…  also playing as a guest soloist with a beautiful big band in Arnhem, playing with pianist Ivan Paduart in Belgium, and three days of teaching and playing in Vienna with saxophonist Andy Middleton… check the dates and info on the concert page…  hope to see you there!


CELEBRATING LIFE 1, 2 & 9 June 2018

The mini tour of the three Celebrating Life concerts last June was amazing! Full clubs, warm audiences, an exciting program with both my acoustic quartet and electric funky band, extra vocals for a tribute to Al Jarreau & Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, and a steaming funky afterparty… many thanks to all the musicians, the technical crew, the organization of the venues, and of course the audiences for all the support and great vibes… we had a wonderful time!


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Toon Roos & Friends – Celebrating Life at Bimhuis / Lantaren Venster / Tivoli Vredenburg

1, 2 & 9 June 2018 – A photo impression…

(video impression is coming!)


Pictures by Hans Speekenbrink – with Karel Boehlee keyboards, Hein Van de Geyn double bass, Joost van Schaik drums, Peter Tiehuis & Tim Langedijk guitar, Boudewijn Lucas bass guitar, Danny Sahupala drums, Martin Gort & Martin Verdonk percussion, Lo van Gorp vocal, Simone Pormes, Debbie Helaha & Diana van Putten background vocals.
















































































































































































Lyrical funky jazz in original compositions, with Weather Report legends Peter Erskine and Alex Acuna on drums and percussion, Karel Boehlee on keyboards, Hein Van de Geyn on double bass and Eddie Conard on percussion.

AngelDance_albumart_600pxAngel Dance was internationally praised as a perfect and wondrous album. US reviewer Scott Yanow wrote: ‘A major veteran saxophonist from Holland who played for years with the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Toon Roos has been an important jazz artist since the mid-1980s. On Angel Dance, he is heard in prime form. (…) What is particularly noteworthy about Angel Dance is that all ten compositions come from the band (Roos contributed five), and many are worthy of becoming standards in the future. The music ranges from heated romps (particularly “Keep It Going”) to melancholy ballads and relaxed medium-tempo pieces, with Erskine’s “Song For Jaco” being a particularly touching ballad. (…) Angel Dance is a perfect introduction to the music of Toon Roos.’  (Full article on review page)

Vince Mendoza on Angel Dance: ‘Lovely, well played and soulful… the DVD is a cool bonus.’ 

On the included DVD ‘Dancing With Angels’ Toon is interviewed in his home environment on inspiration and several highlights of his musical career, from the making of Angel Dance with drummer Peter Erskine to his tour with Steely Dan and his performances with keyboard legend Joe Zawinul. He speaks about his long-term musical relationship with master pianist/composer Karel Boehlee, highly talented drummer Joost van Schaik and bass virtuoso Hein Van de Geyn. The film includes images from the recording studio with an extensive interview with Peter Erskine, live performances of several groups of Toon at the Bimhuis and the North Sea Jazz Festival, and footage of Toon performing with Joe Zawinul.

Check out Angel Dance and get your copy on

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