Bob Kaper Quartet
Bob’s musical career started in 1955. He founded The Beale Street Seven, conducted a military band and was a show business entrepreneur before he joined the Dutch Swing College Band in 1969. He got his nickname: The Dutch Benny Goodman as virtuoso clarinet player due to his successful contribution to the Flashback Quartet.
After Peter Schilperoort's sudden death in 1990, Bob was asked to take over the musical leadership of the DSC Band. That year de band received the Dutch Export Award and in 1994 the prestigious Bird Award from the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 1999 Bob received a knighthood in the Order of Oranje Nassau for his important contribution to the development of jazz music in The Netherlands.
Pianist Harry Kanters is, due to his tasteful accompaniment and virtuoso soli, a much sought after pianist in so-called All Star line-ups. He has traveled all over the world for this, from Japan to New Orleans, from the Middle East to Tasmania. Pocked and razed in the swing repertoire, Harry is probably the most appropriate pianist to accompany Bob Kaper with his trio. Harry often organizes performances with bands that he puts together for the occasion and often plays a spectacular stride solo piece.
Multi-instrumentalist Jeroen Koning has realised a professional career on 2 different instruments. As a guitarist, Jeroen was already part of the 'Bernard Berkhout Swingmates' who regularly appeared on television.
And as a bassist, Jeroen is much in demand with jazz orchestras.
In addition, Jeroen is a fantastic singer
Fons Toonen is a drummer and double bassist with a preference for jazz and music theatre. He studied in Tilburg at the conservatory with Frans van Grinsven and plays in small and big bands, in theatre performances, orchestra pits and streetbands