At the moment, Bert has 3 tenor saxes in his collection.
The first is a Selmer, serial # N393389 bought brand new, while he was a student at the Conservatory in Groningen.
The other 2 are both Conn Connqueror 30M horns, with the sterling silver side keys. They both have a serial # that list it to 1937.
Bert plays tenor sax regularly with the Big Chris Barber band.
Symphonic experiences on tenor:
- The Wooden Prince -Béla Bartók
- Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin
- Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
- Bergische Symphoniker
- Duisburger Philharmoniker (soloist)
- Orkest van het Oosten
- Noord Nederlands Orkest
- Cologne Opera House