Big Band Blast!
Big Band Blast! from Sliedrecht provides a platform for avid and talented musicians who together make the music that has collectively stolen their hearts: Big Band Jazz. A driven ensemble, seen on many stages and always noticed, under the inspiring leadership of Nils van Haften the band is working hard on special arrangements and original compositions.
Big Band Blast! is the winner of several awards including: 1st in the Veluwe Big Band Festival, 2 times the soloist prize at the Meer Jazz Festival, "Best Trumpet Section" at the Seabreeze Festival, and recently the 2nd Prize at Bigband Festival in Brielle. For 30 years long Big Band Blast! has supported big (inter)-national names from the jazz scene during the "Sunday Jazz" concerts such as, Carlo de Wise, Angelo Verploegen, Ilja Reijngoud, Rob van Bavel, Povel, Frits Landesbergen, Ronald Douglas, Ack van Rooyen, Rolf Delfos, Bert Boeren, Peter Tiehuis, Ernie Hammes and many others.