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Bernard van Rossum Quartet (feat A.Palau/J.Davis/J.Downard)

Taking a breath from the successful BvR Flamenco Big Band, Van Rossum presents his debut Quartet album Trampoline.
The feeling of hanging in mid-air: that’s what saxophonist and composer Bernard van Rossum aims to to evoke with his new album Trampoline.

Purposely seeking contrast with his Flamenco Big Band, he strives for Music with depth but at the same time light and playful.
Joining him on this quest are some of the UK scene top talents; Alberto Palau (piano), Joe Downard (double bass) and Jay Davis (drums).

“His engaging compositions and arrangements are awash in perception and authenticity”
All about jazz
“Modern, innovative, and highly skilful composition. His improvisation also reveals a master soloist”
Kenny Werner

Bernard van Rossum is a Hispano-Dutch saxophonist, composer and arranger. After studying in Barcelona and USA, he obtained a Bachelor and Master degree in Jazz Saxophone at the Amsterdam Conservatory. As well as playing his original music and touring with “Bernard van Rossum Quartet”, he also leads the “The BvR Flamenco Big Band” with which he won the Meerjazz International Big Band Competition (2014), the Keep an Eye on Jazz Award (2015) and released 2 critically acclaimed albums “Jaleo Holandés” (2015) and “Luz de Luna” (2017). The latter features Paco de Lucia musicians Antonio Serrano (harmonica), David de Jacoba (voice) and saxophonist Ben van Gelder.

As well various international tours, Bernard has performed as a leader in world class venues and festivals like North Sea Jazz festival, Flamenco Biennale, Rotterdam International Jazz Festival, Capetown Jazz Festival, Eurojazz Mexico, Bimhuis, Tivoli, de Doelen, Jazz in Duketown, Amersfoort Jazz, Grachten Festival, Festival de Jazz de San Javier, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Alicante.

Bernard is also an active sideman and teaches at the Amsterdam and Rotterdam (Codarts) conservatories.


Bernard van Rossum – tenor/soprano sax
Alberto Palau – piano
Joe Downard – double bass
Jay Davis – drums

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