New Cool Collective have just received a ‘golden record’ for the album ‘Hollandse Meesters’, for selling more than 20000 copies. The album was released in 2014 as a special project by singer Guus Meeuwis and New Cool Collective Big Band. Joost with the gold record we just received, we’re very proud and grateful #hollandsemeesters #guus […][..] Read more »
The ‘Things You Love’ tour has started! The Atak in Enschede was the first stop and the show was a great succes. Check out the short impression below. Want to see more New Cool Collective & Mark Reilly ? Come to the ‘The Things You Love’ Tour: 18-12 LantarenVenster, Rotterdam (SOLD OUT) 19-12 Paard van Troje, Den […][..] Read more »
Our brand new EP ‘The Things You Love’ is out now! You can get your digital copy via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer or in the Dox Records webshop. Webshop Package deal Order your vinyl copy via the Dox Records Webshop and receive a free cd version (and download). This offer is only available in the webshop or at one of our concerts. […][..] Read more »
New Cool Collective is made up of saxophonist Benjamin Herman, drummer Joost Kroon, percussionists Frank van Dok and Jos de Haas, pianist Willem Friede, bassist Leslie Lopez, guitarist Rory Ronde and trumpet-player David Rockefeller.
In 1993 saxophonist Benjamin Herman began experimenting with DJ Graham B at nightclub Soul Kitchen in Amsterdam. The combination of playing live to spinning records was still unusual at the time. But the results worked and ended up evolving into the eight-piece New Cool Collective. The band soon became a regular at clubs and festivals all over the Netherlands.
As a pioneer of Dutch jazz, the band was long regarded as the ugly duckling of the scene. Jazz purists found their ‘soul jazz latin flavours nineties vibe’ too hard and fast. But once a group of younger club goers found their way to Café Meander where the sizzling orchestra played regularly, people were convinced. Now everyone, both jazz lovers and haters, comes to visit their concerts. The band released well received albums and toured all over the world. Not only as an 8-piece band, but also in big band formation counting 19 musicians.
Fast forward around 20 years and New Cool Collective has won several awards: an Edison, the Heineken Crossover Music Award, the Gouden Notenkraker and a Golden Calf for Best Film Music. They have toured England, Germany, Benelux, Africa, Canada, Russia and Japan. They have not only played in the hippest clubs but also big rock, pop and jazz festivals such as Roskilde festival in Denmark, Sziget in Hungary, North Sea Jazz Festival & Lowlands in the Netherlands, Camden Mix Festival in London, Fuji Rock & Tokyo Jazz in Japan and the Aberdeen Alternative Festival in Scotland. And they collaborated with many Dutch and international artists on tour and in the studio. To name a few: Tony Allen, Mapacha Africa, Andrew Roachford, Jules Deelder, Typhoon, Guus Meeuwis and Georgie Fame.
At the moment the band is working on an exciting new collaboration project with Mark Reilly (Matt Bianco). Together they recorded a 5-track EP entitled ‘The Things You Love’. It will be released on vinyl on November 6. The music will also be available digitally. There is also a tour planned for the end of 2015 / start of 2016.