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.
The sound of the Blue Note Rollers with saxophone, piano/vocals and upright bass is best defined as pleasant, stylistic, playful, exciting,joyful and timeless. With their experience the band can easily change the volume if the occasion requires this.
An extra option to surprise and receive your guests in an original way is to let the bass- and saxophone player play in the doorway/outside and the pianist inside. There’s also the possibility that we can function as a talking host for the evening. We can also provide lights, sound and DJ’s to complete our performance. We can even bring a stylish grand piano along . We invite you for a personal conversation to fulfill all wishes for your party.
Arnoud de Graaff
Arnoud de Graaff is the saxophonist and has in recent years earned his spurs in jazz and pop music. He is known from his work with pop diva Caro Emerald. With her he is on the album what the longest stood at number one sometime in the Dutch charts. In the theater he has to see and hear with Mr. Boogie Woogie in the theater shows “A Tribute To Fats Domino,” “The Big Easy” and “Blueberry Hill”. Arnoud is regularly on tour abroad, Arizona USA 2013 , 2014 and 2015 in Brazil with the instrumental funk band “The Jig“. He regularly performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival and he has been working as a studio musician.
Piano & Zang
Jeroen Sweers, pianist and singer, is wellknown in the Netherlands as a boogie-woogie ‘killer’. He shared the stage with Jaap Dekker (the most famous boogie woogie player in the country) during the theatre show the Grand Piano Boogie Train. He also performed on many national and international festivals with his own Jeroen Sweers Boogie Woogie Band. He toured Norway, Switserland, South Korea, French, England, Germany and Belgium. He also performed at the North Sea Jazz festival and the international boogie woogie festival Holland.
In 2015 he recorded a cd in the famous american Sun studio in Memphis Tennessee. As a pianist / singer Jeroen especially feels at home with styles like jazz, blues, new orleans and rock ‘n’ roll. At the moment he’s touring the country with his Jerry Lee Lewis cover band Them Lewis Boys.
Rene Postma plays double and electric bass. In 2000, he graduated at the Artez Conservatory in jazz music on electric bass. In 2001 he did the same for double bass. He met Jeroen and Arnoud during his study there. Since then they’ve played together in various ensembles including The Blue Note Rollers. Jeroen and René also play in Them Lewis Them Boys, a Jerry Lee Lewis tribute which plays many jazz, blues and pop festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. They have played in Norway, England and Belgium. René likes to play jazz and pop but also loves classical music. He is the owner De Geluidwerkplaats. “The Sound Workshop” is a production company for music and sound design for films, commercials and podcasts