Bop2B is a swinging Jazz quintet with Gary Kavanagh (trumpet) Simon Rigter (tenor sax) Timothy Banchet (piano) Cas Jiskoot (double bass) and Sander Smeets (drums)
Gary Kavanagh started playing the trumpet at the age of 6. He started playing professionally from the age of 15. His main influences are Art Farmer and Kenny Dorham. Gary studied with Ack Van Rooijen, Frans Elsen and John Rocco at the Royal Conservatoire. He now continues his studies with Barry Harris.
Gary starred alongside Louis Stewart, Al Cohn, Dave Cliff, Joe Newman, Spike Wells, Tony Coe, Bobby Wellins, Lee Konitz and Jeff Hamilton to name a few.
Simon Rigter plays 1st tenor in The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and he also leads his own quartet and in 2020 he received two Edison nominations for the CD “Rise and Shine” which he released with the Ruud Breuls/Simon Rigter Quintet. In addition to the performances, Simon is a principal subject teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Timothy Banchet started playing the piano at the age of 4. Thanks to his father's huge record collection, he came into contact with jazz, soul and gospel music at a very young age. He was trying to figure out what music he was listening to on the piano. In 2012, he graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Timothy is now a sought-after pianist and is building an international reputation
Cas Jiskoot started playing guitar when he was seven years old, five years later he started playing electric and acoustic bass. He was taught by Ron Carter and Marius Beets and played with Dick Oatts, Philip Harper, Benjamin Herman, Peter Beets, Jesse van Ruller and many others. He plays in many ensembles such as the Gijs Idema Trio, Idema/Seriese Quartet and The Dutch Jazz Collective.
With the Gijs Idema Trio he won the Princess Christina Jazz Competition in 2014, the Leiden Jazz Award in 2016 together with the press prize, the Expression of Art Award from the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam in 2017 and the Conservatorium Talent Award in 2020.
Sander Smeets started drum lessons when he was only 5 years old. At the age of 16 he started his studies at the Conservatory in Tilburg. A year later he started at the conservatory of Rotterdam, Codarts. Here he was taught by none other than Hans van Oosterhout, Joost Patocka and Mark Schilders. During his fourth year he went on an exchange to New Orleans, where he was taught by ao. Herlin Riley, Ricky Sebastian and Jason Marsalis. At a young age, Sander has been able to share the stage with the big names from the national and international jazz scene, including: Roy Hargrove, Rufus Reid, Ellis Marsalis, Peter Beets, Benjamin Herman, Philip Harper, Khari Allen Lee, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and many others.
Dates and Times
Sunday 27 March, 15:00