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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. The Diederik Rijpstra Quartet plays compositions that combine lyricism and intense interactivity. His new album Wampum was released in June 2010. This album also included some duo improvisations with the renowned Eric Vloeimans. Years ago Diederik initiated the founding of QUINCEY, currently one of the most innovative jazz quintets in the Netherlands. They will release their new album in Februari 2011. In 2004 Diederik toured with the Gideon van Gelder Quartet (winner Princess Christina Concours, finalist Deloitte Jazz Award 2008). Two years later he reached the finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2006 with QUINCEY and played with this group at the North Sea Jazz festival. The same year, his great talent clinched him a berth as guest soloist for the Jazz Impulse tour with the popular band Room Eleven

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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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