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Simon Rigter

Simon Rigter (Leiden, 1973), the son of saxophonist Bob Rigter, studied from 1989 to 1996 at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with John Ruocco. He continued his studies with Ferdinand Povel at the Hilversum Conservatory, where ge graduated in 1997.

Simon recorded with the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Ochestra of the Concertgebouw, The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, The Reeds, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, John Marshall, Cees Slinger, Victor Kaihato, Peter Beets, Ruud Breus and many others. He performed with artists such as George Coleman, Elvin Jones, Joe Cohn, Jim Rotondi, Nancy Marano, Alvin Queen, Ferdinand Povel, Ruud Jacobs, Pim Jacobs, Frans Elsen, Rob van Kreefeld, Peter Beets and Marco Kegel and gave concerts in China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Jamaica and Japan.
He is a member of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, The Reeds, Saxology and various ensembles.

Ruud Breuls
Ruud Breuls is a jazz trumpeter and session musician, who is also a member of the Metropole Orchestra. He studied at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. He won the Wessel Iicken prize in 1988, a prize to encourage young talented musicians. After his graduation he started teaching at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He is one of the most sought after trumpet players in the Netherlands and, in addition to playing in the Metropole Orchestra, he is also a member of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and the Dutch Jazz Orchestra.

Featured on

Threnody (double-vinyl)
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Threnody
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
The Jazz Influencers
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Rise and Shine
Ruud Breuls / Simon Rigter Quintet
Crossroads (double vinyl)
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Crossroads
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw