Paul van Kemenade Quintet

The quintet 2.0 was founded in 1989 by Dutch altoist and composer Paul Van Kemenade

and the band played hundreds of concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. The

quintet played in this setting for almost 20 year together and recorded a dozen LP’s and

CD’s. They combine their music with different musical disciplines and cultures. They played

with wind – and brassbands, popbands and symphonic orchestras. Van Kemenade has a

longterm relationship with South African musicians Feya Faku, Louis Mhlanga, Sydney Mnisi

and Sonti Mndebele. The quintet performed with artist such as David Murray, Kenny

Wheeler, Zim Ngqwana, Philip Catherine, Pierre Blanchard, David Linx, West african Les

Frères Guissé and more.

Nowadays the bandmembers have their own international career but every once and a while

the quintet comes together for special occasions to perform. When they do, they enjoy each

others musicianship and play mostly the leader’s original compositions.

Jeroen Van Vliet – piano

Eric Van Der Westen – double bass 

Pieter Bast – drums 

Louk Boudesteijn – trombone

Paul Van Kemenade – altosax/ compositions