Reinier goes back a long time with guitarist, composer and bandoneonplayer Dick Vanderharst. Already at Reinier’s graduation at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague they were musical friends. Since then they have been working together in many a project like Piceni with singer Nannette Currie. Not much of this group has been recorded and material of this is hard to find… It’s worth checking out the web for the album 20 Jaar De Vieze Gasten. Reinier and Dick are featured on De Kakkerlakkenkoningin and Tango Deprimo. (and for what’s more… Koen de Cauter is on this album as well!)
In the summer of 2018 Robin Nolan invited the band to come and play at his festival in the Bimhuis. Reinier invited Dick for this special event. The band rehearsed, played some gigs in Belgium to prepare a fun night at the Bimhuis
January 13th took the trio, with Karin van Kooten as a special guest, to the legendary Studio 2 of MCO (Muziek Centrum van de Omroep) in Hilversum. The studio that was designed as the fist radiostudio for live music in Holland has seen many jazzheros since it was built in the early 1930ies.
Even Django has played there, as part of his short stay in Holland in November 1937. He was invited to play a live radioshow with members of the, then immensely popular, Dutch dance band The Ramblers.
Reinier cooked up a lovey set of Django tunes, gypsy jazz classics, more unknown material and of course some Voet tunes for a live cd-recording.
Reinier, Jan, Jet and Karin spent a productive afternoon and morning in the studio and the result is to there!
Jan met Sims and Maggie, of Harmonious Wail, in the late 1990ies while touring the US with the Robin Nolan Trio.
What fun it was to host an evening with these musical friends in Kapitein Zeppos in 2015 when they toured Europe. The Pigalle44 trio supported them in a fun packed evening of songs. Karin van Kooten joined band as well for some tunes.