1 July 2020 NEW ALBUM COMING UP!
Over the last weeks the recordings of the new CD have been finalized at the Wedgeview Studios. The band consists of Robert Koemans on piano, Vincent Koning on guitar, Cas Jiskoot on bass and the legendary Eric Ineke on drums. The songs on the album were beautifully arranged by Koning and Koemans. The CD also features the great Ruud Breuls as a special guest on trumpet. More news coming up soon. Stay tuned!
24 March 2019 CELEBRATING LEX JASPER
Lex Jasper Sweet 70 at the Oosterpoort in Groningen, celebrating our friend Lex' 70th birthday with Miranda van Kralingen, Greetje Kauffeld, Marjorie Barnes, Lies Jasper, Ellister van der Molen, Elaine Delmar, Edwin Rutten, Jurjen Donkers, Frits Landesbergen and Edwin Corzilius, accompanied by the fantastic Noordpool Orkest conducted by Reinout Douma. Lex also celebrated his 55 year on stage jubilee. Over the years he shared the stage with Shirley Bassey, Rita Reys, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, the Metropole Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover and many more.
Currently no events (due to COVID-19), new performances to be announced soon.
12 July 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet: Tribute to Fred Astaire | Zeehelden Festival, The Hague |
7 June 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Trio with Robert Koemans - piano and Cas Jiskoot - bass | Theater Onder de Molen, Vorden |
11 May 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Brody' s, The Hague
11 May 2019 | Guillaume Marcenac Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers, Patricia Wisse a.o. | Diamant Theater, The Hague
5 May 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Floriaan Wempe & Remco Hofman Quartet | Hudson, The Hague
17 April 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet with Timothy Banchet, Wouter van Deventer and Cas Jiskoot| Murphy's Law, The Hague
14 April 2019 | Guillaume Marcenac Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers, Patricia Wisse a.o. - Album release | Studio Loos, The Hague
24 March 2019 | Lex Jasper 70 ft. Greetje Kauffeld, Miranda van Kralingen, Marjorie Barnes, Edwin Rutten, Jurjen Donkers et al. with the Noordpool Orkest | Oosterpoort, Groningen
16 March 2019 | Peter Beets, Simon Rigter, Eric Ineke, Cas Jiskoot & Jurjen Donkers | World Forum, The Hague |
24 February 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Ewout Pierreux, Jos Machtel & Eric Ineke | De Hopper, Antwerp
10 January 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Robert Koemans, Cas Jiskoot | Ich Bin Ein Hamburger, The Hague
23 December 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Bebop, Delft
16 December 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Eric Ineke | Jazz on Sunday, Burght, Leiden
13 December 2018 | Christmas special | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Eric Ineke | Murphy's Law, The Hague
9 December 2018 | Remco Hofman Trio ft. Floriaan Wempe & Jurjen Donkers | Comeonin, The Hague
2 December 2018 | Jurjen Donkers, Gidon Nunes Vaz & Remco Hofman Quartet | Hudson, The Hague
24 November 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Francesca Tandoi | Pancho Bar, The Hague
18 November 2018 | Harbour Jazz Band ft. Jurjen Donkers | Figi Theater, Zeist
11 November 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Simon Rigter | Haagse Jazz Club, Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Hague
13 October 2018 | Guillaume Marcenac Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers | Twee Spieghels, Leiden
4 October 2018 | Jurjen Donkers, Vincent Koning, Cas Jiskoot | Fred Astraire Tribute | Ich Bin Ein Hamburger, The Hague
18 September 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Eric Ineke | September (Grote Markt), The Hague | 21:30 hours
26 August 2018 | The Hague Jazz All Stars ft. Jurjen Donkers & Edwin Rutten | Jazz aan Zee, Kurhaus, Scheveningen | 19:00 hours
25 August 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Jazz in de Gracht 2018 | 20:00 hours
24 August 2018 | Jurjen Donkers, Wouter van Deventer, Yussif Barakat | Lange Voorhout, The Hague
4 August 2018 | Jurjen Donkers duo | Hilton Hotel, The Hague
7 June 2018 | The Hague Special: Marco Kegel, Wim Kegel, Vincent Koning, Michiel Muninghoff, Noah Nicoll & Jurjen Donkers | Regentenkamer, The Hague
27 June 2018 | Francesca Tandoi & Jurjen Donkers: Our Favorite Ballads | Murphy's Law, The Hague
26 May 2018 | Jazz-O-Matic ft. Jurjen Donkers | Theater De Appel, The Hague: opening exhibition Triple A Projects
29 April 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Nick Vollebregt, Laren
22 April 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Ruud Breuls (trumpet)| Florence Swingt Festival, The Hague
5 April 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Lewis Taylor (trumpet) | Murphy's Law, The Hague
25 March 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Eric Ineke | Jazz on Sunday, Leiden
3 March 2018 | Jurjen Donkers & Francesca Tandoi | Hilton Hotel, The Hague
25 February 2018 | Jurjen Donkers & Harbour Jazzband | Oude Kerk, Heemstede
28 January 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet ft. Vincent Koning | De Gouden Karper, Hummelo
9 January 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | De Hoppzak, The Hague
7 January 2018 | JD & Koos Mark Bigband | De Hollandse Tuin, Leiderdorp
4 January 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Savanna, The Hague
17 December 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio ft. Simon Rigter | Jazz at
the Bridge, Waddinxveen
6 December 2017 | JD & Francesca Tandoi: Our Favorite Songs | Murphy's Law, The Hague
3 December 2017 | Lex Jasper Trio ft. Marjorie Barnes and JD | Wolthoorn & Co, Groningen
11 November 2017 | JD & Francesca Tandoi Trio | De Hoppzak, The Hague
8 October 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio ft. Tom van der Zaal| Haagse Jazz Club, The Hague
7 September 2017 | JD & Francesca Tandoi Trio | Savanna, The Hague
31 August 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio | Murphy's Law, The Hague
26 August 2017 | JD & band | Florence Swingt Mariahoeve, The Hague
19 August 2017 | JD & Francesca Tandoi Trio | Jazz in de Gracht festival, The Hague
30 July 2017 | JD & Vincent Koning | Ich Bin Ein Hamburger, The Hague
13 July 2017 | JD & Francesca Tandoi Trio | Savanna, The Hague
2 July 2017 | JD, Tom van der Zaal & Remco Hofman Trio | Hudson, The Hague
25 June 2017 | JD & band | Voorburg Jazz Culinair, Voorburg
23 June 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio | Murphys Law, The Hague
10 June 2017 | JD & Rob Agerbeek | Bacon Street Festival, The Hague
23 May 2017 | JD & Vincent Koning | Luden, The Hague
30 April 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio | De Bieb, The Hague
2 April 2017 | JD & Robert Koemans Trio ft. Simon Rigter | Fascinating
1 April 2017 | Eric Ineke 70 Super Jam | Bimhuis, Amsterdam
"What a beautiful voice you have”, Rita Reys responded after hearing Jurjen Donkers sing. She and other legendary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, such as Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, would set the standard for his own singing. It is characterized by both a heartfelt interpretation of the lyrics as well as a great sense of timing. Or as pianist Peter Beets said recently: “This guy swings!”. The late bass player and record producer Ruud Jacobs commented: "He is a real talent."
Jurjen Donkers got into the world of jazz music at the age of 14 when he met Europe's First Lady of Jazz Rita Reys, who's personal assistent he was from 2004 till her passing in 2013. Through her he was introduced into the Dutch jazz scene. In recent years he shared the stage with well known artists and musicians such as Ruud Jacobs, Eric Ineke, Marjorie Barnes, Peter Beets, and Lex Jasper. He regularly performs with Robert Koemans, Vincent Koning, Cas Jiskoot and Francesca Tandoi, and recently sang as a guest soloist with the West Coast Big Band and the Harbour Jazz Band.
Besides his own projects Donkers has through the years been involved in organizing several events, such as Greetje Kauffeld's 60 Years On Stage tour, Eric Ineke's 70th birthday concert, a tribute concert for Rita Reys at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2016, and the celebration of Ack van Rooyen's 90th birthday in 2020. In 2018 he was one of the producers of Rita Reys Collected, a 3CD released worldwide by Universal Music.
I've Got The World On A String - live at the Bimhuis with Peter Beets - piano, Marius Beets - bass, and Eric Ineke - drums
In concert with Lex Jasper Greetje Kauffeld, Miranda van Kralingen, Marjorie Barnes, Edwin Rutten a.o. accompanied by the Noordpool Orchestra.
Jurjen Donkers. Photo by Carl Mierop
Rita Reys and Jurjen Donkers
Jurjen Donkers and Robert Koemans Trio ft. Simon Rigter
Robert Koemans, Eric Ineke, Cas Jiskoot, Jurjen Donkers and Simon Rigter
Harbour Jazzband ft. Jurjen Donkers, Oude Kerk Heemstede - 25 February 2017.
Gouden Karper, Hummelo, January 2018: Vincent Koning, Robert Koemans, Cas Jiskoot & Jurjen Donkers
Ruud Jacobs and Jurjen Donkers
Savanna Sessions, The Hague 2017
Marjorie Barnes, Jurjen Donkers, Peter Beets, Marius Beets & Hans Braber - Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin).
Jurjen Donkers, Ruud Jacobs, Rob van Bavel & Martijn van Iterson
Bimhuis 2017 - Peter Beets Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers
All Stars Night 2016
Jurjen Donkers and Rob Agerbeek Trio
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