Dear friends and fans,
Welcome to my website… stay tuned, updates will be added… if you have any questions let me know!
Best wishes to you all,
Update 19 January 2015
Wishing everybody a beautiful and inspired new year… with love, peace and compassion… and lots of beautiful music!
The concert in The Hague on 18 December was wonderful, a full house with a warm audience and an exciting musical encounter with pianist Juraj Stanik, drummer John Engels and bassist Jasper Somsen. Special thanks to Prospero for organizing this event, and hopefully till next time!
On Friday 6 february 2015 I am invited to perform as a guest soloist at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam. I will play several songs with three fine singers accompanied by the house band of the club called The Fresh Cuts. These ladies are Ntjam Rosie, Maria Mendes and Agnes Gosling.A fine club, exciting music with a strong Brazilian flavor, lots of soul and funk… afterwards DJ The Groove Supplier, dancing on Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown… sounds groovy indeed.
CU there or elsewhere, all the best!
6 February 2015
NORTH SEA JAZZ CLUB
Toon meets Ntjam Rosie, Maria Mendes & Agnes Gosling
Music from Brazil & Kameroen, jazz, soul & funk | accompanied by The Fresh Cuts
TICKETS & INFO: www.northseajazzclub.com
TOON’S LATEST RELEASE ANGEL DANCE
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.
Angel 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