Jazzy, Bluesy, Motown, Pop, Boogie Woogie:

The right music, for every occasion!


The Blue Note Rollers repertoire has got lots of variation to it and is therefore suitable for many different occasions. This variety in their repertoire is possible because Jeroen is not only a gifted piano player, but he can also sing beautifully blues, new-orleans, jive, boogie-woogie and rock ‘n’ roll. Rene Postma is the bass player and Arnoud de Graaff brings in the saxophone. Here you can listen to a couple of blues oriented recordings and that’s why they’re called ‘Bluesy’. In ‘Easy and Bluesy you can hear Arnoud’s baritone saxophone and he’s accompanied by Rene with the upright bass and the pleasant piano playing by Jeroen.
The musical landscape is varied and on all continents you can find beautiful music. We have been obviously influenced by some styles, like the Bossa Nova from South America. The Calypso music which has its origin in the Caribbean but also Motown, Soul and Pop music have inspired us.
During our study at the conservatory we: Rene, Jeroen and Arnoud started to explore the American songbook which resulted in the Blue Note Rollers. We all discovered that we were fond of nice and cool jazzmusic. The kind of music that stars such as Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum and Lady Gaga are nowadays playing at their concerts. Here you can listen to some jazzy tunes. Enjoy.
Boogie Boogie music we love to play. This style is the source of our pianist / singer Jeroen Sweers, and lends itself extremely well to dance. We have many well-known songs given our own “Boogie Sauce” and if the opportunity is there we can switch on it so you can enjoy yourselve on the dance floor.
With christmas coming on you can really enjoy the Blue Note Rollers. Their christmas repertoire is filled with lots of different well known holiday tunes. Beautiful ballads are alternated with medium -tempo, up-tempo and extremely danceable christmas classics. Some of these tunes are sung by our own Bing Crosby, Jeroen Sweers. The Blue Note Rollers are always looking for an opportunity to give the songs a nice twist. This makes the songs suitable for almost any occasion. So let’s bring on the winter…….

Listening Tips of Arnoud

Radio Swiss Jazz is my tip to listen this time. This station I discovered a few weeks ago and runs great jazz and the occasional blues music. Good artists and fine versions of tracks passing. Never too much in the foreground, little to no advertising. Great to have...

Listening Tips of Arnoud

Listening Tips of Arnoud: I hope that you also enjoy listening to "Lucky Chops". Since some time there are circulating some Facebook films about a trio which plays in the subway of New York. They are called: Too Many Zoos, and the line-up is percussion, trumpet and...

Listening Tips of Rene

My choice of the month is Sonny Rollins with the song Softly as i a morning sunrise. Live from the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, New York. The recording was made on November 3, 1957. There are two sessions done that day. The first one with Don Bailey (bass)...

Listening Tips of Jeroen

Gene Harris, born in Benton-Harbor, Michigan, USAe (1933-2000) was an american jazz pianist, wellknown for his warm sound and with blues and gospel infused style of playing that is known as 'soul jazz '. Gene Harris always inspired me as a pianoplayer and the first...

The Blue Note Rollers

The Blue Note Rollers , a conservatory schooled instrumental trio with a singer in their midst. Professional, passionate and presentation are words that describe their performing intentions the best. Their repertoire contains a swinging mix of mainstream jazz, blues, pop, motown, bossa nova,latin, soul, rock ´n´ roll and boogie-woogie.
Due to the variety in their repertoire the blue note rollers play atmosphere increasing background music during for example receptions, diners and get-to-gathers. But they also play on festivals, in jazzclubs, bars and at party’s where everybody is expected to dance and have a good time.