Six instruments, five Nationalities, One passion: New Orleans Jazz. That’s the best description of the United Nations Jazz Band.
This band is a unique combination of some of the finest and most talented ‘young’ traditional jazz musicians that unite every now and then on special occasions. The band have played beside some clubs also on several important Jazz Festivals like Sancy Snow Jazz (France), Snake City Jazz Festival (Slangerup, Denmark), Ascona (CH) and River Boat Jazz Festival (Silkeborg, Denmark)
The band has some fabulous solo players: On Clarinet it’s the ClariDude of Austrialia: Chris Tanner. Born in the area of Melbourne Chris played in several bands like the “The Hoodangers” and “Yarra Yarra Jazz Band” and also did some tours through Russia and Europe. Beside his melodious playing Chris is also a pure performer when singing (on vocals).
France is represented by Jerome Etcheberry on Trumpets. Jerome is a professional trumpeter for many years now and used to play in bands like the institutional French band “Les Haricots Rouges”. Especially in slow down numbers Jerome’s way of trumpeting makes every woman (and even some men) fall in love.
Niklas Carlsson is one of the most famous Trombone players in the scene and is a co-founder of the well-known Swedish “Second Line Jazzband”.
On the Banjo we find a Dutchman. Norbert Reijngoud plays the banjo in the swinging style of Jim McIntosh and George Formby and was a co-founder of the former Dutch ‘youngster’ Hot Revival Stompers.
The Danish Stefan Andersen is the stimulating drummer that completes the rhythmics section. Stefan, extremely good in playing the second line rhythm, is also the drummer of the well-known Danish “Jazzfive”.
The lowest tones of the rhythmics of the stimulating engine of the band come from Kopenhagen with Kasper Tagel Double bass. He is an experienced musician in the New Orleans genre, and best known for his work with the Danish neo-trad band Six City Stompers…”