The year 2016 started well for us. Lots of enjoyable concerts, the release of A Jazz Tribute to ABBA and great reviews. Now on to the summer. We hope our music, either played at festivals, small concerts or through your private speakers will make the summer even more cheerful. Enjoy the weather, the music and each other!

CD release

Releasing our fifth album, A Jazz Tribute to ABBA, was a fantastic experience. Attendance was great and I am also very proud of our performance at this beautiful concert, giving us the chance to finally distribute our first CDs. A huge surprise was the 10” single on vinyl of Waterloo, which was pressed for the occasion.

The CD is now available on iTunes.


The first reviews for our new CD are in. And they make us very happy.

‘That A Jazz Tribute to Abba turned out to be so extraordinary excellent is a result of the studious, professional and creative way Nijland and her band arranged the songs.’

Click here for the complete reviews.

Interview Radio 5

In April I was interviewed by Hijlco Span for his Radio 5 show Volgspot.
It might have been my favourite interview ever.
Curious? Here you can replay the complete interview. For those not familiar with the Dutch language it might be a challenge.

New encounters

It was not all about A Jazz Tribute to ABBA in recent months though. We showcased our project Trav’lin’ Light with the Alexander Beets Quartet at several great concerts as well. And I also participated as a soloist in a number of other groups, such as the Jan Learbuch Orchestra at the Breda Jazz Festival. Great encounters with great musicians.

Concert England

This Wednesday we will travel to England performing our jazzed up versions of ABBA songs. In Swansea (Wales) we will raise the roof of St. James Club. With pianist Tico Pierhagen, bass player Pieter Althuis and Paul Smith (UK) on drums. Looking forward to this enormously.

Website Swansea Jazzland


25-05-16 Swansea Jazzland, UK
28-05-16 Amersfoort Jazzfestival
19-06-16 De Afzakkerij, Veghel
18-12-16 Swingclub, Breda
22-01-17 Cultuurschip Thor, Zwolle
10-02-17 Cultuurpodium, Den Dolder

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