Central Heat Big Band
Central Heat Big Band is based in Heelsum, Gelderland. For more than 20 years the band has been led by Hein Buying, who has managed to develop the orchestra into a jazz band par excellence. To this end they have achieved in both 2010 and in 2013 a first prize in the First Class of the International Big Band Competition of Hoofddorp.
The big band is far from finished with special projects. The orchestra has twice worked with bandleader and Grammy-winner John Clayton, the last time being in 2014. Clayton is thus a great inspiration for Hein and the orchestra. In late 2015 the band provided a full evening concert of music of the Flemish trumpeter Bert Joris in which the trumpeter himself was the featured guest soloist. Via this type of project the Central Heat Big Band has built up an excellent reputation with a sophisticated and high-quality repertoire.