From the moment Berend van den Berg started playing piano at a young age, he loved improvising, arranging and composing. Once Berend discovered the founders of jazz, playing jazz became his second nature. Playing together with other musicians in front of an audience is a lifelong inner motivation for Berend. At the Red Light Jazz festival in Theater Café Mascini, Berend forms a duo with guitarist/bassist Joep Lumeij.

Besides acoustic and electric bass Joep also plays guitar and banjo. He has worked throughout the Netherlands and in Europe with numerous theater and music productions. His early roots are the blues. Later he discovered jazz, without forgetting the blues.

For eleven years Joep was the musical leader of the Dutch vocal group Deep River Quartet. He also played with the Millennium Jazz Orchestra featuring (jazz) soloists from all over the world. Currently Joep is touring regularly with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Europe. He has played with Phil Woods, Monty Alexander, Phil Upchurch, Ferdinand Povel, Jon Eardley, Benny Bailey, Dee Daniels, New York Voices, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Scott Hamilton, Ack van Rooyen and numerous other Dutch jazz artists.

Special guest of the duo Van den Berg/Lumeij on Friday September 3rd is jazz guitarist Martien Oster. Martin studied at the Musician Institute in Los Angeles and has played and/or recorded with Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Deborah Brown, Monty Alexander, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Larry Coryell and Diana Krall.


  • Berend van den Berg
  • Piano
  • Joep Lumeij
  • Bass
  • Martien Oster
  • Guitar