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Peter Beets, Piano
“Impeccable technique, incisive sense of swing, very New York-like. The material has been carefully and cleverly chosen and covers many bases, in most cases the treatments being highly unusual.”
- Tony Hall, Jazzwise
He has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter and John Clayton. He recorded with Jeff Hamilton, Larry Grenadier, Greg Hutchinson and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 his album “New York Trio” was released, which brought him international acclaim.
Peter studied from 1992 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. From 1985 the brothers performed together as “The Beets Brothers”. In 1988 Peter won the prestigious Pall Mall Swing Award and a year later the Princess Christina Award. After this point, Peter’s career began to rise rapidly. In 1990 the first recording of The Beets Brothers appeared, followed by two more, School is Closed Now (1993) and Brotherwise (1995). In 1996, Peter recorded a remarkable trio album called “First Date” with drummer Jeff Hamilton, the driving force behind Monty Alexander and Oscar Peterson. Peter became a much wanted pianist both inside and outside the Netherlands, accompanying, among others, Deborah Brown, Dee Daniels and “First Lady of Jazz” Rita Reys. In 1998 he finished his conservatory studies and won the Prix Martial Solal in Paris. In the same year he became the regular pianist of “The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”. With trombone and jazz legend Curtis Fuller, Peter made a live recording in 1999 and won in that same year yet another prize, the Concours de Solistes de Jazz in Monaco. More recordings followed: in 2000 “Powerhouse”, in 2001 “All Or Nothing At All”.
In 2001 he recorded the CD “New York Trio” with the stunning rhythm tandem Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III, the first CD of Peter on the renowned Criss Cross label. After the sequel, “New York Trio Page Two”, recorded with the world-famous Larry Grenadier on bass, he made a third CD for Criss Cross, this time with bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Herlin Riley. In 2007 Criss Cross released the CD “New Groove”, on which Beets chose to perform without drums, but with the exciting line-up of piano, bass and guitar. In October 2010 Peter went back to the studio in New York to record his 5th CD for Criss Cross, “Chopin meets the Blues”, with exciting jazz-arrangements of the Polish grandmaster’s music. On this record he plays with Joe Cohn (guitar), Reuben Rogers (bass) and Greg Hutchinson (drums), with whom he occasionally plays throughout the year. In February of 2013 he recorded again with this rhythm section. This CD, called “Portrait of Peterson” is an hommage to one of his biggest idols, Oscar Peterson.
Peter Beets has been successfully touring with his trio in most countries in Europe as well as in Asia, Russia and the USA. He played twice at the famous New York club “Birdland” for a week and at the high class Lincoln Center in New York. Also memorable are his performances at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, Yoshi’s in Oakland and the Composer’s Union Hall in Moscow. An extraordinary duet for two grand pianos with Chick Corea in the main hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw resulted in regular performances of Peter’s trio there since April 2005.
The success of the trio’s first Dutch theatre tour “From Bach to Blues” (2003) demanded a return in the theatres. It came in 2005 with the program “Chopin meets the Blues”, followed by “Porgy and Bess” (2006), presenting his arrangements of the famous Gershwin opera. In fall 2007 he performed in the theaters again with the program “The Blues goes Latin” in which Latin American rhythms are highlighted.
After touring extensively in foreign countries throughout 2008 Peter’s trio returned in the Dutch theatres in 2009 with “a tribute to Oscar Peterson”, dedicated to one of his biggest heroes. In 2010 Dutch piano legend Louis van Dyke invited Peter to do an extensive theatre tour called the Piano Kings and in the following theatre season Peter Beets worked together with the world famous Rosenberg Trio. Coming year he will furtherly develop his program “the Blues goes Latin” in the Dutch theatres.
Marius Beets, Contra Bass
Playing music became a pure necessity for Marius at the age of ten. At that time his musical career started with playing the bass in various local pop- and rock bands.
At home Marius came in touch with jazz music. His father had a big collection of the best jazz records and his younger brother Peter developed himself as a true jazz freak. Marius’ continued to explore these jazz influences and started studying double bass at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
From that moment on his career set of with great force. Marius became part of young jazz bands such as the Houdini’s, the Hoogendijk/Van den Dungen quintet and the Beets Brothers. With these bands Marius performed on the most important jazz venues in the Netherlands and toured in the United States of America, Australia, Thailand and Russia.
Beets struck the attention of, and got much loved by, established Dutch jazz artists such as Rita Reys, Rein de Graaff en Piet Noordijk. The strong beat and forward motion in his playing fit seamlessly with the sound of the esteemed older jazz generation.
In 1999 Marius gave a new boost to the Rein de Graaff trio and set for several European tours with jazz legends as Johhny Griffin, James Moody, Bud Shank, Gary Bartz and Ronnie Cuber.
Marius has an impressive discography with over a hundred recordings. Featured artists are a.o.: Herb Geller, Jeff Hamilton, Deborah Brown, Rita Reys, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Peter Beets, Houston Person, Ronnie Cuber and Dave Liebman.
Beets is a well know guest at large Dutch orchestras such as the Metropole Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble, Skymasters and the Jazz orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Gijs Dijkhuizen, Drums
Gijs Dijkhuizen started playing music at the age of six, classical piano and later also cello. At the age of twelve Gijs started to play the drums. He graduated at the conservatory of Amsterdam, where he studied from 1994 until 1999. His teachers were Gerhard Jeltes, Marcel Serierse and Cees Kranenburg. He got masterclasses, from Bill Stewart, Jeff Hamilton, Horatio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Joey LaBarbera. In 2001 he followed a jazz-course in New York with “The B&W Quintet”.
His main influences are Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Philly Joe Jones. In his professional career Gijs Dijkhuizen played with many different groups like: Ruud Jacobs Quintet, The Peter Beets Trio, The Beets Brothers, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen Quartet, The Hague All Stars, The Ben van den Dungen Quartet, The Dolf de Vries Trio, The Hans Dulfer Band, The Reeds, The Erik Doelman Quartet, and many more.
He did tours in: USA, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, India, Denmark, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, Ukraine, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and Russia.
Gijs Dijkhuizen played concerts with various artists like: Michael Brecker, Georgie Fame, Deborah Brown, Frank Morgan, Tom KirkPatrick, Madeline Bell, Lonnie Smith, Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel, Rita Reys, Jesse van Ruller, Bob Malach, Rein de Graaff, Benjamin Herman, Martijn van Iterson, Henk Meutgeert, Marius Beets, Ben van den Dungen.