4+ (group) performers
Indoor and outdoor
5 x 3 m2
The ideal festival band of saxophonist Ruud de Vries who, with his powerful saxophone sound and versatile repertoire, always gets the audience on board.
Saxophonist Ruud de Vries is at home in many markets. He bought a saxophone at the age of 27 and developed into a much sought-after saxophonist in both the jazz and the DJ world.
Ruud de Vries played at the North Sea Jazz Festival with his band and is known as a versatile saxophonist with a compelling sound. Ruud de Vries combines many music styles, where improvisation is key and entertaining the audience is the ultimate goal. He can just as easily turn the place upside down at a festival with his Funky XL band as solo at a dance party with a DJ.
His seven albums released so far (all available on Spotify) also show his broad musical horizon. The melancholy album 'Moodprints' received the maximum 4 stars from the leading jazz magazine Jazzisme. This is the only 'quiet' album, with his bands he recorded a number of very funky and danceable albums.
With his innovative FUNKY XL band, Ruud de Vries excels as most people know him: with funk, soul, Latin, rock, dance and recent pop songs in the repertoire, Ruud and his energetic band are guaranteed to get every audience involved!
***RECOMMENDED FOR FESTIVALS ***
Ruud was great. Besides the fact that he is very nice to work with and was open to our wishes he gave a great performance. Our guests were surprised and loved it Ruud you are a topper!
August 2022, Jorem & Kimberley
Wooow Ruud, you are a saxophonist with a very fine character and beautiful appearance! What have we enjoyed! And not only us but also our guests only fine comments!
Ruud how wonderful you were. You did the opening for the party honoring my mother's birthday. We are impressed. Thank you for your contributions to this wonderful evening.
April 2022, Willem Biemans
Very much above expectations! Was really cool!
September 2021, Maika
Really enjoyed this act. Compliments on everyone who was there. What a talent and also very friendly. On behalf of us all: Thank you!!!
July 2021, Heidi
It was great.... He'll be at the next party.... Blessed that saxophone.... ????
People really enjoyed it. I think most of them enjoyed it.
It was a nice performance and Ruud did a nice job too. He'll be back tomorrow for another birthday, so it was a success for sure! Also nice, the combination with saxophone player and DJ!
May 2021, Cordaan de Buitenhof
What a wonderfully intimate and cheerful performance by Ruud. We hope to see him again soon!
October 2019, Salvador
Act was good, everything was fine. Nice music and everybody enjoyed it!
August 2019, Arnout
Thanks to Ruud we had a fantastic party. Ruud feels good about the atmosphere he has to create with the music and in combination with his saxophone he is enjoying it! Ruud is very sociable and keeps his appointments. An absolute must. Ruud thanks!
Ruud completed what we wanted from our first contact. He sensed very well which song fitted at which moment and played all our favourite songs and supported them from time to time with the Saxophone. We and our guests enjoyed it. Good timing. Even though he had to go up and down twice because of different venues it was perfect. Especially because he gave our 2 singers my husband who played oknog mouth organ and my daughter gave her boyfriend the opportunity to sing their song as well. He kept on playing until the end of the party. Thanks a lot Ruud. It was an unforgettable day also because of you. Rik and Margit from Leek (Groningen)
We are very satisfied! Ruud is a very nice man, it was a good act, well dosed and beautifully played. I would book Ruud for the next party in no time!
April 2019, Lash and Face Clinic
Ruud knows exactly how to transform the atmosphere as expected. It was very relaxed with nice songs. The opening act was really successful. Thank you Ruud and see you next time.
We enjoyed Ruud! He was super! Everybody loved it. It was super relaxed! Great!
It was awesome! Ruud was great! We danced all evening. He's great on the sax! Definitely worth repeating!
May 2018, Luuk Borgerink
Super nice fitting for the evening. Everyone was enthusiastic about this saxophonist. Very professional, had good contact.
November 2017, Inge van Miert
By arrangement quietly started with beautiful songs, later worked towards swinging party, the sax has really added value Our guests were also all very enthusiastic
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