JEROEN PEK QUARTET
The JEROEN PEK QUARTET plays original compositions mainly written by the bandleader. The roots
of the repertoire are in the late hard-bop idiom in which the compositions are a hang-up for adventure
and communication. This is intensified by the uncommon line-up with flute in the frontline. The acoustic
rhythm section is a very sensitive and alert unit that completes this extremely vivid quartet. The group
contains three generations of Dutch Jazz musicians. This is very much a live band!
The new album “Uplands” (Munich Records) is out now!!
JEROEN PEK is one of the very few jazz flute players from Holland. Besides his own projects he played
with a great deal of the Dutch jazz scene like Michiel Borstlap, Eric Vloeimans, Pierre Courbois and
Nueva Manteca. International he toured in France, England, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Poland. With
the Jeroen Pek Band he released two c.d.’s. As a composer he received three times honourable
mentions during the composition contest of the Jazz composers Alliance in Boston (USA) and was with
the best ten (190 competitors) on the composition contest of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in
The career of pianist ROB VAN DEN BROECK starts in the late 60’s and covers a great deal of the
European jazz history. He played and recorded, among others, with Ben Webster, Joe Farrell, Billy
Higgins, Kenny Wheeler, Philip Catharine, Tony Levin, Enrico Rava, Charlie Mariano, Chris Hinze,
Joachim Kühne and is member of the European Jazz Ensemble. He toured in Europe, Canada and
Australia. He feels himself at home in many different styles in jazz music (between bop and free jazz)..
WIRO MAHIEU is recognized as probably the bass player with the most virtuosity in Holland. Besides
that quality he is also a very melodic and subtle musician. Next to his Low Motion Trio (3 cd’s) he played
with many different musicians like Thomas Chapin, Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Denise Jannah
and is also member of the Jeroen Pek Band. He toured through Europe and Asia. In 1996 he won the
very prestigious Dutch jazz contest the Wessel Ilcken Award.
Drummer ONNO WITTE is very much an all-round drummer with a great deal of energy and creativity.
He toured through Europe, USA and Kenya. With his Brazilian Batucada band Medicamento he won the
Phillip Morris Street Parade Award and the International Oranjeboom Jazz contest where he also
received the award for the best instrumentalist. In 2000 he was selected in the top ten of the best Dutch
jazz drummers during the readers poll of the drum magazine “Slagwerkkrant”.
Contact: JéPé Music Productions
3951 CL Maarn
Tel.+ 31 343 444 727 Fax.+ 31 343 441 114
e-mail: email@example.com website: www.jeroenpek.nl
“A very vivid and crispy group. A band to check out and to follow in the future”
Swing Journal (Japan).
“Pek combines virtuosity with emotion and plays with an enormous joy”
l’Echo de Dordogne (France)
“Pek is not afraid of some un-American behaviour. Hard-bop as if it was invented yesterday. A very fine
rhythm section. Probably the best in Holland”:
“A very few flute players play good jazz. Pek is one of them. He is a passionate player”:
Rotterdams Dagblad (Holland).
“Pek is a very good soloist on flutes. He knows how to give his instrument body”:
“The audience was so enthusiastic about the talented performance of Pek; his playing and is personal
and energetic compositions. They kept on asking the band back for an encore”
La Depeche (France)
“Pek’s playing is very ornamented. His tone has a lot of colour and through that its own character. A
band with a perfect togetherness”.
Wormser Zeitung (Germany).
“Pek gives the flute its dignity back as a full-fledged jazz instrument”
Dordogne Libre (France)
“Remarkable strong ensemble. The touching, seducing and tempting flute which makes you curious”
Hans Dijkstal (former minister of the interior in Holland), Financieel Dagblad (Holland).
“Pek’s sound is incomparable. This is pure hard bop, continuous on the move in original and rich
“Pek walks the thin line between the ballad like and groovy approach, paints beautiful moody
landscapes, and leaves a lot of space for his fellow band members”
Rheinische Post (Germany)
“This quartet masters complex changes in harmonics, dynamics and rhythm. The repertoire contains a
wide array of genres from philharmonic jazz through West Coast and modern jazz to hard bop”
Mainzer Algemeine (Germany).
“Pek distinguishes himself from other flute players by his personal timbre and his energetic and dynamic
Diari de Terrassa (Spain)