Gideon Tazelaar

Gideon Tazelaar (1997) started playing the saxophone when he was seven years old. When he was eight he performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and from the age of 11 he played at the North Sea Jazz Festival almost every year, among others, with his own quartet. At 14 he was admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme at the Conservatory of Amsterdam wich he just finished summa cum laude. This summer he had the opportunity to perform with dr. Lonnie Smith's sextet (in Germany and France). He repeatedly joined with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and the New Cool Collective and played with the world leaders of jazz: Dick Oatts, Eric Alexander, Benjamin Herman, Ruud Jacobs, Peter Beets, John Engels etc.