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Update 7 October 2014

This last month I have been enjoying some gigs in the Netherlands, playing several tribute concerts to one of my favorite bands, Steely Dan… it was so much fun! Ever since I started listening to Steely Dan about thirty years ago, and after the opportunity to tour with them in 2009 to open their shows, this was the first time to be able to actually play some of there music myself… luckily the tribute band had a line up with some of the finest Dutch musicians, headed by singer Lodewijk van Gorp. If any more gigs with this band will happen, I’ll let you know!

My next performance will be with pianist/composer Ivan Paduart in the lovely jazz club the Music Village in Brussels, two nights at the end of October 2014. Ivan is my Belgian partner for many years now, and we’ll be playing standards and (mostly) originals from Ivan and myself. More details below…  if you want to enjoy a weekend at the beautiful center of Brussels with some good music, come on over!

All the best, keep it going,




At the Music Village with Ivan Paduart and Hans van Oosterhout, December 2013.

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Ivan Paduart (piano), Sal la Rocca (bass), Hans van Oosterhout (drums)  & Toon Roos (tenor/soprano sax)

Master pianist Ivan Paduart invites the leading tenor sax of Holland and a European Jazz Star: Toon Roos.

This jazz star started his international career with his performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1984, to which an extensive tour in Holland and abroad immediately followed. Over the years he has performed and/or recorded with many celebrities like Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, Jack Macduff, Art Blakey, Enrico Pieranunzi, Hein van de Geyn, Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer. In 2001 Toon Roos won the Bird Award, the famous international jazz prize, (other winners of this prestigious prize are amongst others Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Joe Zawinul and Pat Metheny…). Together with Sal la Rocca and Hans van Oosterhout: a world class jazz concert. Book early.

“One of the few saxophone players in the world with a sound of their own.” Peter Erskine

TICKETS: 20€ – 22€




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.


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