Born: October 20, 1965 Primary Instrument: Clarinet
Last Updated: August 9, 2010
Founder and bandleader of the Dixieland Crackerjacks is Bert Brandsma. He is one of the few saxophonists in the Netherlands to have earned Bachelors degrees in music for both Jazz and Classical music. Besides playing all members of the saxophone family, ranging from C-soprano till Bass saxophone and the clarinet, his activities also include singing, arranging, composing and even being assistant drummer. Starting at the age of twelve, he lives his passion for the classical jazz music. Initially as a passionate youth, then as an engaged music student and eventually as a fulltime performing artist. He guested with numerous bands worldwide, like: The Storyville Brassband (USA), Dukes of Dixieland (USA), Maryland Jazzband (Ger), Uralsky All Stars (Russia), New Orleans Syncopaters (NL), Dutch Palladium Orchestra (NL), Jazz-O-Matic-Four (NL), and soloists like Beryl Bryden, Ian Wheeler, Tony Nüsser (First drummer of the Dutch Swing College Band in 1945), Lee Towers, Georgie Fame and Olivier Franc. Besides this, he performed more than a 100 concerts in the Cologne Opera House, recorded a lot of CD's at various studios and played concerts in classical music with symphony orchestra, saxophone quartet or as a soloist. Under his guidance and leadership the Dixieland Crackerjacks has rapidly grown to a top quality band that is much in demand.
Our first DVD is released now!
Dixieland Crackerjacks - Great Live Performances
12 tracks, all recorded between 2008 - 2010.
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DVD Great Live Performances
1. Nassau 4:26
2. Hello Dolly 3:51
3. Happy Dance 2:53
4. South Rampart Street Parade 5:05
5. St. Louis Blues 5:15
6. Jambalaya 3:48
7. Royal Garden Blues 4:25
8. Goody Goody 5:23
9. Progreso 4:13
10. Fidgety Feet 4:34
11. Canal Street Blues 4:21
12. Hindustan 6:26
Slidin' Selena - trombone, vocal (tr. 8) Michel Muller -
Bert Brandsma - bass saxophone, clarinet (tr. 4, 10, 12),
comp. (tr. 1, 3, 9)
Lielian Tan - drums (except tr. 2 ,10, 12), banjo (tr. 2)
Koos Greven -
banjo (tr. 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12) Rocky van Schaik - banjo
(tr. 1, 3, 6, 9)
vocal (tr. 6) Ray Vanderhooft - drums (tr. 10, 12)
H. Haverhoek - bass (tr. 10) Bert van Erk - bass (tr. 12)
Gruno's Postharmonie, conducted by Peter Kleine Schaars (tr.
Schiermonnikoog, Mai 12. 2008 : track 5
Jazz Festival Cantanhede (Port) : June 14. 2008 : track 8,
Appingedam, concert NNJG : Sept. 27. 2008 : track 10
Jazz Festival Augustow (Pol) : July 10. 2009 : track 7
Jazz Festival Poznan, (Pol) : Oct. 24. 2009 : track 12
Groningen, Oosterpoort : March 20. 2010 : track 4
Amstelveen, April 24. 2010 : track 2
Schiermonnikoog, Mai 24. 2010 : track 1, 3, 6, 9
Copyright : Dixieland Crackerjacks 2010
DVD DCJ 201065
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Sopranino saxofone (Eb) - Conn (1925) Snr. M147244
C - Soprano saxophone - Conn (1922)
Soprano saxophone - Conn (1929)
Mezzo Soprano saxophone (Alto in F) (1928)
Alto saxophone - Conn Connqueror 26M (1937) Snr. 279332
C-melody saxofoon - Conn straight neck (1922)
Tenorsax - Conn Connqueror 30M (1937) Snr. 282925
Baritone saxophone - Buesher (Big Buesher)
Bass saxofone - Conn Ladyface 14M (1940 with high F)
or Conn goldplated, special artist engravings (1921)
Clarinet - buffet crampon