Gidon Nunes Vaz



              Gidon Nunes Vaz Sextet

In front: Recording engineer Max Bolleman. In the back: Gidon, Jean-Clair, Jasper, Tijs, Floris and Caspar.

''I feel very lucky and tremendous joy to play with the musicians of my sextet. They are all very talented musicians and good friends of mine. Every time we play I learn so much from them!'' - Gidon


Gidon Nunes Vaz - trumpet/fluegelhorn        

Jasper van Damme - altosax/flute      

Caspar van Wijk - tenorsax       

Floris Kappeyne - piano   

Tijs Klaassen - double bass 

Jean-Clair de Ruwe - drums                                                 

Since the autumn of 2015 the Gidon Nunes Vaz Sextet was formed. A group of  friends who has been playing together in the past years in various settings. Previous to the birth of the sextet, the group played gigs around the Netherlands as a quintet, which resulted in the album: Tribute to KD (June 2015). With the addition of another close friend on saxophone, the palate of colors for composing expanded, which resulted in the second album Night Life (Dec. 2015).                                                                                    In March 2017 the sextet recorded new material with legendary recording engineer Max Bolleman in Belgium. A direct recording on tape, similar to the Blue Note style of recording. Suitably, the album title is: Carry It On! As the passion of the sextet is to carry on the spirit of jazz and share it with the people. The album was released in October 2017.