I am happy to announce that I’ve been awarded the Edison Jazz in the Netherlands for the CD TESTIMONI- with trumpetplayer Eric Vloeimans and Matangi Quartet. Thanks to everyone involved!

The Edison jury selection is based on criteria of quality and artistic value. The jury compliments Testimoni on being a suite in two parts featuring: ‘Interiori’ , the introspective part – and ‘Exteriori’, a celebration on expression. The listener is swept away into the beautiful compositions by Martin Fondse – who is inspired by a wide range of sources, the powerfull imaginations of trumpetplayer Eric Vloeimans and the outstanding achievements of Matangi Quartet. Testimoni is a project in which contemporary compositions and improvised music are combined in such a fascinating fashion – evoking a compelling musical experience.

The Award Gala Concert was a collaboration with the Metropole Orchestra. I was very happy to perform with Eric in my own composition and arrangement.

Photo’s by Eddy Westveer and?BCM/Eric Waterschoot.