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24 February 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Ewout Pierreux, Jos Machtel & Eric Ineke | De Hopper, Antwerp | 16:00 hours
 

16 March 2019 | Peter Beets, Simon Rigter, Eric Ineke, Cas Jiskoot & Jurjen Donkers | World Forum, The Hague | 14:30 hours | Tickets & info

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 | Tickets & info 

14 April 2019 | Guillaume Marcenac Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers, Patricia Wisse a.o. - Album release | Studio Loos, The Hague

17 April 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet with Timothy Banchet, Wouter van Deventer and Cas Jiskoot| Murphy's Law, The Hague | 21:00 hours

5 May 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Floriaan Wempe & Remco Hofman Quartet | Hudson, The Hague, 16:00 hours

11 May 2019 | Guillaume Marcenac Trio ft. Jurjen Donkers, Patricia Wisse a.o. | Diamant Theater, The Hague, 20:00 hours

11 May 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Brody' s, The Hague, 21:30 hours

7 June 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Trio with Robert Koemans - piano and Cas Jiskoot - bass | Theater Onder de Molen, Vorden | 20:00 hours

12 July 2019 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet: Tribute to Fred Astaire | Zeehelden Festival, The Hague | 19:30 hours

PAST SHOWS


10 January 2019 | Jurjen Donkers, Robert Koemans, Cas Jiskoot | Ich Bin Ein Hamburger, The Hague 

23 December 2018 | Jurjen Donkers Quartet | Bebop, Delft | 15:00 hours

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

Jazz, Zoetermeer

1 April 2017 | Eric Ineke 70 Super Jam | Bimhuis, Amsterdam

24 December 2018
Coming up on 24 March 2019: 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 will also be celebrating 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. Tickets for the jubilee concert are available now on the website of the Oosterpoort

 

 

 

1 December 2018

Coming up on 16 March 2019: in 2019 the World Forum The Hague, formerly known as the Congresgebouw, will celebrate its 50th anniversary. It is also the place where the North Sea Jazz Festival took place for its first 30 editions. Therefore an all stars line up will perform during the World Forum jubilee festival on 16 March 2019. With a.o. Peter Beets - piano, Eric Ineke - drums, Cas Jiskoot - bass, Simon Rigter - tenor saxophone, and Jurjen Donkers - vocals.

15 March 2018

Coming up on April 22: the Florence Swingt jazz festival 2018. This year's edition will feature (a.o.) Scott Hamilton, Francesca Tandoi, the North Sea Big Band, Deborah Carter, Sanna van Vliet and Niels Tausk. The Jurjen Donkers Quartet will perform with special guest Ruud Breuls (WDR Bigband, Metropole Orkest) on trumpet. With: Robert Koemans - piano, Vincent Koning - guitar, and Matheus Nicolaiewsky - bass.

1 July 2017

Review by renowned jazz journalist Bert Jansma in newspaper Den Haag Centraal (The Hague Central). Click on the image to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 April 2017
On the 1st of April legendary drummer Eric Ineke celebrated his 70th birthday at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam with performances by the Eric Ineke JazzXpress ft. Tineke Postma, the Rein de Graaff Trio ft Simon Rigter and the Peter Beets Trio. Jurjen Donkers performed during the event with the Peter Beets Trio.

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"What a beautiful voice you have”, Rita Reys responded after hearing Jurjen Donkers sing. She and other jazz legends, such as Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, would set the standard for his singing which is characterized by both a genuine interpretation of the lyrics he performs and a great sense of timing. Or as pianist Peter Beets said recently: “This guy swings!”. Bass player and record producer Ruud Jacobs commented: "He is a real talent."

Jurjen got into jazz 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 Dutch jazz scene. In recent years he shared the stage with a number of jazz giants such as Ruud Jacobs, Eric Ineke, Marjorie Barnes, Peter Beets, Lex Jasper, Rob van Bavel, Simon Rigter, Martijn van Iterson and Rob Agerbeek. He regularly performs with musicians such as Robert Koemans, Vincent Koning, Cas Jiskoot and Francesca Tandoi and recently joined a project with the West Coast Big Band. His vocal teachers were Marjorie Barnes and Ingrid Voermans (Lichtenberger Method). 

Besided his musical activities Jurjen is also involved in organizing jazz events, such as Greetje Kauffeld's 60 Years On Stage tour, Eric Ineke's 70th birthday concert and a tribute concert for Rita Reys at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2016. In 2018 he was involved in the production 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

 
 

Contact

E-mail: jurjendonkers@gmail.com

Phone: ++31 (0)6 5085 8676
The Hague, The Netherlands

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Deborah Brown and Jurjen Donkers