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Upcoming Gigs:

1
MAR
FR
Little Witley, England
20:00 - 23:00
Little Witley Village Hall
2
MAR
SA
Louth, England
20:00 - 23:00
Louth Jazz Club
3
MAR
SU
Dove Holes, England
13:30 - 16:30
Dove Holes Village Hall
17
MAR
SU
Village Church, Oosterleek (NL)
15:00 - 17:00
Village Church
28
APR
SU
JazzHall '72, Gorinchem (NL)
11:30 - 13:30
Jazz Club Gorinchem
1
JUN
SA
Jazz Festival, Enkhuizen (NL)
11:00 - 13:00
De Eendracht - van Bleiswijk
1
JUN
SA
Jazz Festival, Enkhuizen (NL)
15:00 - 18:00
Rijksmagazijn
2
JUN
SU
Jazz Festival, Enkhuizen (NL)
20:30 - 23:00
Het Station
31
AUG
SA
Wildeshausen, Germany
20:00 - 23:00
Jazzfreunde Wildeshausen
27
OCT
SU
Hotel de Rousch, Heerlen (NL)
14:00 - 17:00
Hotel de Rousch
Freetime Old Dixie Jassband Jazz Festival 2024
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Rob Vlam

Trombone, Vocals, Arrangements

Rob has been a band member of the Freetime from the very beginning. As a leader/arranger he had a great influence on the creation of the characteristic "Freetime sound". In his younger years he was taught by Henk van Bergen (for many years a member of the Concertgebouworkest), later he graduated from the conservatory of Alkmaar. His very own style still has a lot of imitation with other trombonists and certainly in Enkhuizen his influence can be heard clearly. Rob himself was inspired by trombonists such as Jack Teagarden, J.C. Higginbotham, Chris Barber and Dick Kaart.

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Piet de Wit

Banjo

Piet is also co-founder of the Freetime. As a banjo player, Piet has developed his own style, in which traces of Eddie Smith, Ari Ligthart and Jim McIntosh can be heard. Furthermore, he is known as the banjoist with "the lowest hanging banjo in Europe". Together with brother Jaap he had an audio shop in the city center of Enkhuizen. Because of his organizing qualities, he is the driving force behind the band. In the past he has also been closely involved in the organization of the Enkhuizer Jazz festival.

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Jaap de Wit

Double Bass, Sousaphone, Bass Saxophone

Jaap (also from the formation of the band) his original instrument was trombone, but when Rob already played this, he took up the double bass. He immediately purchased the famous sousaphone, which he plays to this day. With this instrument he has demolished stages and just barely blown down walls, although this often made little difference. Despite his violent musical excesses, Jaap loves peace in daily life. He knows how to convey the love for jazz music, this is evident from the fact that his sons are also part of a jazz formation.

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