Acoustic bassist Joris Teepe (1962) is from The Netherlands but has been living in New York since 1992. He has been working with many Legends & Stars in Jazz such as Benny Golson, Rashied Ali, Barry Harris, Bobby Watson, Sonny Fortune, Tom Harrell, Chris Potter, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker. His longest stint was with Rashied Ali (John Coltrane’s last drummer), with whom he recorded 4 CDs and toured the world for 9 years.

Teepe has been leading his own groups for 25 years and has recorded 16 CD’s as a leader and over 50 CD’s as a sideman. In 2004 Joris Teepe has been nominated for the Bird Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the category Artist deserving wider recognition. A new project of Joris is the CD In the Spirit of Rashied Ali which includes a 66 page book. The album is nominated for an Edison (the Dutch equivalent of a Grammy) and will be performed in July at the 2019 North Sea Jazz Festival.

For the opening concert of Red Light Jazz Festival Joris Teepe will be joined by Anton Goudsmit and John Engels.

Anton Goudsmit (guitar, 1967) made a name for himself with Eric Vloeimans Quartet, New Cool Collective and The Ploctones. In 2010 Goudsmit got the Boy Edgar Award. He also won “het Duiveltje”, an award for the best Dutch pop guitarist.

John Engels (drums,1935) played with Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Ben Webster and Chet Baker. He received the Bird-Award at het North Sea Jazz Festival (1985), the Boy Edgar Award (1989) and he got 6 Edisons (Dutch Grammy) for records that he played on. He also played with many Dutch jazz heroes such as Pim Jacobs, Pia Beck and Cees Slinger.

These 3 musicians are all Amsterdam based. Their music is a whirlwind of creativity. Their irresistible groove and unique musical personalities will make this concert a thrilling ride for the audience, and also for themselves!

Line Up

  • Joris Teepe
  • Double bass
  • Anton Goudsmit
  • Guitar
  • John Engels
  • Drums

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