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Joan Reinders  -  Ensembles

Dutch composer/arranger/conductor Joan Reinders works mainly with his jazz orchestra: The Millennium Jazz Orchestra.

This band allows him to work with and write for artists as Toots Thielemans, Lew Tabackin, Kenny Wheeler, James Moody, Jiggs Whigham, Lee Konitz, Peter Weniger, Herb Geller, Bobby Shew, Philip Catherine and many others.

 

With The Millennium Jazz Orchestra Joan Reinders recorded several CDs:

• In 2014 the newest album ‘Safety Zone’ will be    

released with compositions

and arrangements by Joan Reinders.

 

• The CD 'Pretty Pumps' (2010), contains only  

compositions of Joan Reinders

and played by the Millennium Jazz Orchestra.

This CD features the whole  orchestra.

 

• The CD 'Oattsnotes' contains compositions of both  

Dick and Joan, all  arrangements, however,      

are written by Joan Reinders. The album, with the  

amous American alto saxophonist Dick

Oatts, is released in the autumn of 2005.

 

• The CD ‘Specially Arranged For Fay’ (2002),

played by the Millennium Jazz Orchestra is  

arranged and conducted by Joan Reinders.

Special guest is the fantastic singer Fay  

Claassen.

 

• On the CD of The Millennium Jazz Orchestra,

‘Triangular’ (2000), with the famous Belgian guitar  

player Philip Catherine as guest soloist, all tracks

have been composed and/or arranged by    

Joan Reinders.

 

• The CD ‘Magnifying-glass’ (1998), played by the

Big Barchem Band, contains compositions and

arrangements of Joan. Guest soloist is the

German soprano-and tenor saxophonist Peter

Weniger.

 

As an arranger Joan Reinders writes for the Metropole Orchestra, de WDR big band (Cologne), the Big Band of the Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt). His composition ‘Confluence’, a  35 minute suite, was recorded in July 1999 by the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Vince Mendoza, for the NPS radio programme 'The Bands'.

 

Reinders is also an arranger for symphonic band, fanfare band and other orchestras / ensembles. Orchestras who play his arrangements are for instance the Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Air Force and the Royal Military Band ‘Johan Willem Friso’.

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