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 Saturday 4 September is one-armed trumpeter Menno Daams who, with his beautiful tone and phrasing, sets a very personal stamp in all styles of jazz, with a preference for music from the swing period. From 1996 until 2003 Menno played in The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw for which he also wrote arrangements. Menno also arranged for the Metropole Orchestra and the Dutch Swing College Band, among others. Menno has played with Jake Hanna, Scott Hamilton, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, Monty Alexander. At previous editions of the Red Light Jazz Festival Menno often played with The Red Boot Quartet at Café De Roode Laars.

Line up

  • Berend van den Berg
  • Piano
  • Joep Lumeij
  • Bass/span>
  • Menno Daams
  • Trumpet