The beautiful Dijf hosts a special jazz concert: the Ian Cleaver Quintet! A seasoned jazz musician who has already broken through the status of talent. Ofcourse he won't be alone, at his side will be his regular partner Gideon Tazelaar on tenor sax. The two of them recorded an album last year with Benjamin Herman. For this concert they have invited two talented musicians from abroad, Jacob Artved (guitar) and Felix Moseholm (double bass).
Trumpeter Ian Cleaver (1996) is one of the most promising young jazz musicians in the Netherlands. He grew up in Amsterdam and was introduced to the art of improvisation at an early age. He has performed with various jazz groups and big bands at venues such as the BIMHUIS, the Concertgebouw and the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2016 he won first place at the prestigious Prinses Christina Concours. He won a study trip to New York City and performed as a guest soloist with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Since then, Cleaver has worked hard and shared the stage with world-renowned musicians such as Reginald Workman, Ack van Rooyen, John Engels, Eric Ineke, Dick Oatts, Jason Marsalis, Ben van Gelder, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman and Jasper Blom.
Ack van Rooyen (91) says, "With Ian I often performed. Even though he was in his early twenties, our age difference never mattered while playing."