Dear John (vinyl)

Dear John (vinyl)

Jan Van Duikeren’s JVD4

Label: Challenge Records
Format: LP 12inch
Barcode: 0608917341928
Catalog number: CR 73419
Releasedate: 09-09-16
- Dear John saw the light thanks to a warm friendschip between trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (40 yrs) and drummer John Engels (80 yrs)

- the album contains new compositions by Jan van Duikeren and personal favorites of John Engels

- Many people have listened to Jan van Duikeren's trumpet playing, but never realised it, he is a steady force in many brass sections for both pop musicians (Marco Borsato, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Candy Dulfer) and jazz orchestra (Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw)

Music friends, that’s how trumpet player Jan van Duikeren puts his relationship to drummer John Engels. Inspired by their friendship, Jan started writing tunes for John and asked him for his favorite compositions to record. Their chemistry lead to the establishment of the quartet JvD4 in 2015 and to the recording of Dear John. Even before the recording of Dear john started in June 2015, the quartet was invited to play at Tokyo Jazz festival and some other Japanese venues. Both Jan and John love Jan. Jan performs in Japan almost every year, with Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis or Jazzinvaders. John, who turned 80 this year, experienced one of this career highlights in Japan in 1987, when he recorded a live record with Chet Baker.
With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jab van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and band representing virtually all music genres.

The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Mathilde Santing, The Four Tops, Moon Baker, Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Benjamin Herman, Liquid Spirits, Temptations, Paul Young, and Bob Brookmeyer.

Jan van Duikeren is currently performing with:

Fingerprint, his own band which also features Tom Beek, Martijn Vink, Jesse van Ruller, Manuel Hugas and Ronald Kool
Candy Dulfer, with whom he has been touring the main stages of the world for 15 years now. Jan is also responsible for a large section of Candy's brass arrangements as well as some compositions.
The Special Request Horns, Jan's own brass section including saxophone player Guido Nijs and trombone player Louk Boudesteijn, for whom he also writes and arranges music
The New Cool Collective Bigband
The Jazzinvaders
Caro Emerald. With the Special Request Horns
Compositions by Jan are played within all of these project, except for Caro.

In addition to playing with a wide range of artists, Jan has also written compositions and arrangements for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Moon Baker, the Jazzinvaders, Gare du Nord, Liquid Spirits, Leona, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Sheila E, Leon Ware, The Players, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Xandra Willis, Mathilde Santing, Beef, Natalia, Thank God It's Friday (a live television programme in 2008 featuring Claudia de Breij), Rosemary's sons, Edwin Pennock and many others.