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 Sunday September 5th is sax-player Miguel Martinez. Miguel studied alto saxophone at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory and has won several national and international prizes with various bands, including the Heineken Crossover Award with The Cool Collective Bigband.

Miguel studied in New York with, among others, Kenny Garrett, Lee Konitz, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison and Dick Oatts. He released 4 CDs with his own group Martinez Move.

In 2009 Miguel started the trio Barnicle Bill, with Mark Haanstra on bass and one of the icons of Dutch Jazz, John Engels on drums. With this trio Miguel played at the Red Light Jazz festival in 2015.

Line up

  • Berend van den Berg
  • Piano
  • Joep Lumeij
  • Bas
  • Miguel Martinez
  • Altsax