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Alexander Beets

Netherlands

When the Beets name rings anywhere in the world, a jazz lover somewhere will stand up and

listen. Tenor powerhouse Alexander Beets has garnered international acclaim with his

explosive sound and undeniable swing over the last few decades, appearing in lineups with

greats such as Igor Butman (RU), Deborah Brown (USA), Sylwester Ostrowski (PL) and Koh

Mr Saxman (TH).

Paying tribute to the legends that inspired him throughout the years, his latest release Big

Sounds features original compositions as well as long-time favorites by Stanley Turrentine

and Cole Porter, among others. Sporting a lineup of latest and greatest musicians, he is

joined by Miles Davis Institute-acknowledged trumpeter Ellister van der Molen, Beets brother

Marius on bass, no less than two Dutch drum prodigies in the form of Sven Rozier and Tim

Hennekes and, finally, renowned jazz-meets-classical Sebastiaan van Bavel and Spanish

powerhouse Miguel Rodriguez on piano.

Aside from his own quintet, Beets also works with Saskia Laroo International Band, New

York Round Midnight Orchestra and the Sound of Siam Band. Citing Stanley Turrentine and

Hank Mobley as two of his prime influences, Beets continues to charm audiences all over the

world with a perfect blend of swing and ballads: a prime cocktail of contemporary tenor jazz.

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On the Scene with Alexander Beets