Arrangements Martin Fondse Orchestra

New arrangement of Martin at Lenine’s new CD Carbono (Release april 30)

29 December 2014
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Martin Fondse Orchestra recorded a new track for the upcoming CD of Lenine: Carbono.

The track is called O Universo na Cabeça do Alfinete and it’s a Brell like chanson, with lots of space for all the timbres of the MF Orchestra.

The release is planned for april 30, Sesc Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil.















Listen to the track HERE! 



New Artistic Leader Dutch Youth Jazz Orchestra (NJJO)

29 December 2014
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Pianist, composer, bandleader and arranger Martin Fondse is the new artistic director of the Sena National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NJJO).

NJJO it is more than a bridge between school and practice. The experiences of the participants in the areas of musical collaboration, personal coaching, program level, prestige of the venues and festivals, offer a unique value and can be decisive for the rest of their musical, creative and social career.

The repertoire will consist of new and existing work of the versatile Fondse itself. For the 2015 edition Martin will compose new works to his ever-evolving Jazz Orchestra suite ‘City Lights’.












Photo: Thomas Huisman

Website NJJO



Cristina Branco

29 December 2014
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1999: NPS TV Show ‘Paradiso Life’, with Cristina Branco and Cello Octet Amsterdam (named Conjunto Iberico in those days).

I made an arrangement of the wonderful composition Corpo Iluminado for Cristina and 8 cello’s.

Recorded live at Paradiso, Amsterdam.