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Update 3 May 2016
TOON ROOS & FRIENDS – CELEBRATING LIFE
24 June 2016 | North Sea Jazz Club | Amsterdam
A colorful night of jazz, fusion, funk & soul
An intimate dinner concert & funky afterparty
On Friday night 24 June 2016 Toon presents a whole new show with nine wonderful musicians at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam. An evening with two different bands, playing a swinging acoustic set and a funky electric set… special guest is top vocalist Humphrey Campbell. The North Sea Jazz Club offers an intimate club setting to enjoy music and have dinner before the concert. Toon also invites you to join him dancing at the funky after party! He will revive the wonderful seventies as DJ Tony Dandruff… enjoying the great soul, funk and fusion classics of artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and George Duke.
Celebrating Life with Roos & Dandruff… Don’t stop till you get enough!
INFO & TICKETS click on http://www.northseajazzclub.com/event/toon-roos-friends/
Toon & Humphrey Campbell – Den Bosch Jazz Festival 2015
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.
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