Mo van der  Does

Alto saxophonist Mo van der Does (1997) is an upcoming talent in the Dutch jazz scene.  He is praised for his improvisations, sound and lyricism. After following the young talent course at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam named the Junior Jazz College, he was admitted to the bachelor jazz saxophone. In this programme he is studying with renowned teachers like Simon Rigter, Jasper Blom, Ferdinand Povel and Ben van Gelder. With bands like the Mo van der Does Quartet,  Ikodo, het Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest and All Ellington, Mo performed in seven different countries and on stages like the BIMhuis, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Royal Concertgebouw, het Grachtenfestival, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Lantarenvenster. In 2014 he won the first prize and the Laureate jury prize of the prestigious Prinses Christina Concours, in 2017 the public prize of the Leidse Jazz Award and last May the Expression of Art Award. Mo played concerts as guest soloist with orchestras like the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and shared the stage with great musicians like Benjamin Herman, Anton Goudsmit, Wilbert de Joode and Reinier Baas.