Bernard van Rossum Quartet + Big Band

Jazz / Dsg Hall

Bernard van Rossum is an Amsterdam-based saxophonist, composer and arranger. As well as playing his original music and touring regularly with his quartet, he also leads the innovative and award-winning BvR Flamenco Big Band. We get a taste of both in Makhanda in a gig that begins with his quartet and then adds a powerful South African horn section to showcase some pared-down Big Band music. Van Rossum has garnered several awards for his solo and ensemble projects and performed in popular venues around the globe, and he is also active as an educator, teaching saxophone, music theory and arranging as well as leading flamenco-jazz workshops.

We are grateful to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Swiss Arts Council, and Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL for making this performance possible.


Bernard van Rossum (sax – NL)
Xavi Torres Vicente (piano – ES)
Marco Zenini (bass – IT)
Jeroen Batterink (drums – NL)
Marc de Kock (sax)
Justin Bellairs (sax)
Marcus Wyatt (trumpet)
Sakhile Simani (trumpet)
Thabo Sikhakhane (trumpet)
Kyle du Preez (trombone)
Murray Buitendag (trombone)

We are grateful to the Performing Arts Fund NL (Netherlands) for their support in making this performance possible.

  • Venue: Dsg Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Worcester St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
June 30, 2022   20:30 - 21:40