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At this moment, Diederik Rijpstra is one of the most talented and promising young trumpet players of the Netherlands. He distinguishes himself by a good share of creativity and originality in both his playing and compositional skills. He is an unconventional, intuitive and emotional player with a unique and subtle sound. His current group with Joost Lijbaart (winner Dutch jazz competition 2002 and a.o. member of Yuri Honing trio), Clemens van der Feen (a.o. semi-finalist of the Thelonious Monk Competition), and Dimitar Bodurov (winner Young Pianist Foundation Jazz Competition 2007) is looking for diversity in their music in playful and surprising ways
Jazzism, December 2010
“Wampum is impressive. The music can start out dreamy to be pursued by heavy, exciting, challenging and emotional music, guided by associative thoughts.”
Volkskrant, June 2010
“The debut album of Diederik Rijpstra (27), studying in New York, is surprising. Not only because of his storytelling, etherical and brave playing, but mostly the unhindered and developing compositions are intriguing.“
NRC Next, July 2010
“Rijpstra’s debut shows more compositional talent than before. His music is intriguing.”
Parool, June 2010
“A young and exciting trumpetplayer. Diederik Rijpstra is in the middle of the age of discretion, what an individual sound he has, both in his playing and in his compositions.”
Elsevier, June 2010
“The creativity is intensely present; traditional and modern sounds blend together
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