The New Manhattan Big Band
A band of all trades!
Big band and jazz music at high level; that's what this Amersfoort based formation aims for. Eighteen well-trained and motivated musicians, a fantastic singer and a very experienced musical director.
The band has an inspiring repertoire that ranges from well-known jazz standards, swing music, funk, blues, Latin and film music, but also whisper-soft ballads and smashing up-tempo songs. Even challenging works of modern top big bands, such as music from for example Michael Bublé, are not avoided.
Performances by the NMBB are always energetic, original, mood enhancing and make every occasion a fun event with something for everyone.
The line-up consists of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano and a rhythm section sometimes supplemented with percussion. The band can rely on several singers, each with an own style.
Since its founding in 1992, the NMBB has developed into one of the most versatile amateur big bands in Amersfoort and surroundings. She does not hesitate to collaborate with professional musicians from home and abroad. Occasionally one wants to compete with other big bands and then take part in so-called big band battles, where professional musicians and conductors take the judging on their behalf. The band is always open for special project. Whether a singer, an instrumentalist or a rapper, the band does it all and is always under the direction of a professional conductor / arranger.