Yvonne Smeets Band

The Yvonne Smeets Band has been playing repertoire written, arranged or adapted by Yvonne for many years. Recently a selection of this repertoire was recorded on CD.
In "Under a Cloud" songs tell stories of finding your place and strength, either together or alone, positively or struggling. Point of view on life and you.
Together with the beautiful woman's stories written by a.o. Kate Bush and Norma Winstone, the cd offers a wide selection of wonderful lyrics and great songs.
Songs that find their origin in instrumental jazz, are given lyrics and are naturally brought in to the vocal jazz repertoire. Added are songs from Brazilian repertoire, jazzed up popsongs, and original songs written by Yvonne.

Jens Larsen

Was born in Egvad, Denmark in 1973. He attended the University of Aarhus for studies in mathematics and computer science and received his bachelor degree in mathematics in 1995.
After attending the eight-month course in jazz at the Vestbirk Hojskole he was accepted as a guitar student to the Royal Conservatory in 1998, where he graduated cum laude from the 1st phase in 2002 and 2nd phase in 2004. He has during and after his studies been active performing and recording with Bob Wijnen, Jan Verwey, John Engels, West Coast Big Band, Yvonne Smeets and Willem “Wild Bill” Kiewit and many others.

www.jenslarsen.nl

Maciej Domaradzki

At the age of 12 begins with his music education as a classical trompet player and later as a double bassist. Studies the double bass at the Musik Hochschule in Graz ( Austria ) with Wayne Darling and Ewald Zimmermann and from 1996 to 2002 at the Rotterdams Conservatorium with Marius Beets, Stefan Lievestro and Hans Krul. Tours, radio, tv and studio recordings in Austria, Germany, Hungary, USA, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkye, Greece.
Played with Gruppe Horsturz, Mark Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Steve Altenberg, Martin Drew, Lee Harper, John Engels, Asaf Sirkis, Kruno Laevaecic, Thorsten Grau, Hub Hildenbrand, Max Vax, Ray Smith, Ed Verhoef, Ken Ard, Alberto Marsico, Mark Gratama, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Rotterdams Fabrikaat big Band, Antilogos, Ratko Divjak, Matja Dedic, Emil Spanyi, Fernando Correa… Sinds 2002 member of Het Zeeuws Orkest ( symphony orchestra ).
www.maciejdomaradzki.com

Emanuel Donadelli

Emanuel Donadelli percussionist, is born in Palmanova, north Italy in 1976,  moved to Holland in 1998, where he studied music first in Groningen an then at the Royal  Conservatory in The Hague.
In 2002 he participates  to the Umabria Jazz master classes in Italy. In 2005 he is in New York and San Francisco where he meets and he is trained by local musician  as  Larry Granardier, Adam Nussbaum, Suzie Ibarra. In 2004 obtains the Bachelor degree in jazz drums in 2004 and two years later the Master Degree.  

He is actively participating in the Dutch musical world performing with various musicians in different styles from improvised music, to brazilian and  traditional  jazz  (Tharana, Yvonne Smeets Band, Dj Maestro, various Cobra Project).
www.myspace.com/donadelli

Tilmar Junius

Freelancer, accompanist and pedagogue in many styles
Toured the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Israel with several bands
CD recordings as a sideman for Basta, Brigadoon and A Records
Recently The Tilmar Junius Trio performed at important Dutch Jazz venues like Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (Utrecht, NL) and Jazz festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival (the Hague, NL)
Tilmar currently is faculty member of the Royal Conservatoire (the Hague, NL) and ArtEZ School of Music (Zwolle/Arnhem/Enschede, NL)
www.tilmarjunius.com