Dear friends and fans,
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Update 9 September 2014
Hi everybody, hope you’re all having an enjoyable summer time! Just returned from a wonderful holiday in Northern Italy with my family… Want to let you know that my 50th birthday concert was a blast! A sold out Bimhuis with 400 fans, and a great line up with some of my favorite musicians… a double concert with my acoustic quartet and my electric group, and some great special guests… on stage were my band members Karel Boehlee on the keys, Joost van Schaik on drums, Frans van Geest on double bass, Theo de Jong on bass guitar and Martijn van Iterson on guitar. Surprise guests that evening were Ivan Paduart on piano, Eline Slagboom, Fay Claassen and Humphrey Campbell vocals, and Hans van Oosterhout on the drums. Also I sang a song with my band, and played a duet with my wife Eline who was singing with me on the piano…
It was a memorable evening and surely one of the best birthday’s, if not the best birthday I had so far! Stay tuned for an update on this site of the concert with photographs, audio and video. Also more pictures and updates you can find on my Facebook page!
Greetings from Toon
At the Bimhuis birthday concert with Fay Claassen. (Picture by Truus de Boer)
Steely Dan Tribute | 11 September 2014 | 21.00 hours | Muziekhuis Qbus | Leiden | www.muziekhuis.nl
On tour with Steely Dan | Backstage in Padova, Italy | July 2009
TOON’S LATEST RELEASE ANGEL DANCE
Funky acoustic 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 extended 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