In this episode, my guest is drummer Kevin van den Elzen. We discuss the scene in Los Angeles, why he chose to move there and what that has meant for his career, as well as his love for Big Band music.
Kevin recommended Kenny Werner's book "Effortless Mastery", that you may remember was previously recommended by Bobby Petrov in episode 3 of the show!
Please visit Kevin's website to find his tour dates and to purchase any of his music.
Music featured in this episode:
"Take it Day by Day" live at the Bimhuis on 06/10/2017.
Kevin van den Elzen - drums, composition
Ben van Gelder - alto saxophone
Mike Lebrun - tenor saxophone
Adam Hersch - piano
Max Kraus - bass
"Hero with a thousand faces" by the Dutch Concert Big Band live at the Grachtenfestival on 16/08/2018.
Vince Mendoza - composer
Jasper van Damme, Donald Simoen, Bernard van Rossum, Joao Driessen and Jessie Brevé - saxophones
Jos van den Heuvel, Peter Keijsers, Matthias Konrad and Bart van Gorp - trombones
Ywo Lamonaca, Florian Sperzel, Coos Zwagerman, Gidon Nunez Vaz and Jan-Willem te Kiefte - trumpets
Koen Schalkwijk - piano
Durk Hijma - guitar
Tobias Nijboer - bass
Kevin van den Elzen - drums