Ad is a personality in the Dutch jazzscene with his interpretator, compositions and his unique sound on the tenor and sopranosaxophone.(Sweet Briar Records)
Ad is a personality in the Dutch jazzscene with his interpretator, compositions and his unique sound on the tenor and sopranosaxophone.Since 1997 he has released 5 albums with his jazzquartet where he showed his capabilities as a composer and saxophoneplayer.In 1997 the Ad Colen Quartet released their debut album “Naked” (Via RecordsAfter that 4 more CD’s were released, Eyes Wide Open (2000), Bitter but Sweet (2005).Starting from September of 2008, Ad Colen got to work with a new quartet. The new Quartet consists of Gé Bijvoet. He was joined by bassist Wiro Mahieu and drummer.With this quartet two albums haven been released. In 2010 “Free” and in 2013 “Spark”. All cd’s were received very well by the national and international musicpress.The quartet has played at the international jazzfestivals such as: the North Sea Jazzfestival in the Hague and the JavaJazz festival in Jakarta.Colen’s versatality personal style also shows in the range of other different projects in which he contributes.He performed with modern jazzsinger Masha Bijlsma, a Jazzchambermusic in ensemble‘ Miros Move”, composed for a Theaterperformances. Nowadays he performs with HENK a dutch Jazzquartet of Henk de Ligt and, a new ensemble Freephonique with Albert van Veenendaal, Yonga Sun and digitaldrawingartist , performer Tejo Verstappen. He had a series of concerts with writer Ronald Giphart, choreographer Iris van Peppen,bassist Dion Nijland, Denise Jannah and pianist Rembrandt Frerichs.