Bert Brandsma - clarinet & saxophones

Bert Brandsma - clarinet, saxophones

Since 2012, Bert Brandsma plays solo clarinet and saxophones in Europe's leading classic jazz orchestra, the famous Big Chris Barber band. In 2019 he took over the role as Master of Ceremonies, announcing the shows in German, English and Dutch languages.

 

Experience in classical music

- saxophone quartet Les Boréades

- 12 years Cologne Opera House

Guest appearances with symphonic orchestra's :

- Bergische Symphoniker

- Noord Nederlands Orkest

- Duisburger Philharmoniker (soloist)

- Het Symphonieorkest, Orkest van het Oosten

- Noordpool Orkest

- Metropole Orkest

- Junge Philharmonie Köln


Military :

- KMKJWF (as civilian guest musician) 


Backing musician for artists:

- Andy Fairweather Low

- Georgie Fame

- Beryl Bryden

- Chris Farlowe

- Maggie MacNeal

- Lee Towers

- Harry Muskee

- Ellen ten Damme

- André van Duin

- Corry van Gorp

- Marga Bult

- Klaus Doldinger

- Joe Wulf

- Linda Wagenmakers

- Jan Vayne

- Ernst Daniël Smid

- Nol Havens & VOF de Kunst
- Peter Faber


 

Experience in jazz

- Dutch Palladium Orchestra

- Dixieland Crackerjacks

- Big Chris Barber band

- Joe Wulf and the Gentlemen of Swing

- Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra



Guest appearences with:


- Dukes of Dixieland (New Orleans)

- Storyville Stompers (New Orleans)

- Uralsky Allstars

- New Orleans Syncopators

- Big Band van de landmacht

- New Metronome Big Band

- Stageband

- Eemsmond Big Band

- Moonlight Big Band