Author Archives: Marnix Busstra


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“…Busstra’s group rewards the attention paid them with music that has been well thought out and deeply experienced by it’s performers.” The Dutchman Marnix Busstra uses long, electrically colored tones but distinguishes himself from the masses of jazz-rock guitarists by never bowing to the temptation to exaggerate. His quartet, beautifully recorded in a direct manner, (and with an excellent tenor… Read more »

India – 2011

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Around 9:00 AM the BBBand gathers at Schiphol Airport for a ten-day tour to India – our first time! Our regular drummer Chris Strik can’t make it; he’s replaced by Marc Schenk, who joins the Buzz Brothers Marnix (guitar) and Berthil (keys) Busstra, and bassist Frans van Geest. Organizing this tour took a lot of time… Read more »

Poland – 2011

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The Buzz Bros Band had a very nice and inspiring long weekend in Krakow, Poland, from Friday the 15th untill Tuesday the 19th of July, 2011. Here some nice pictures… Bandmembers: Marnix Busstra – guitars Berthil Busstra – keyboards Frans van Geest – double bass Marc Schenk – drums

Hong Kong, China and South Korea – 2010

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Thursday, September 30 Around noon, the band gets together at Schiphol Airport for a two week trip to Hong Kong, China, and South Korea: Berthil and Marnix Busstra (the Buzz Bros), drummer Chris Strik, substitute bassist Jurre Hoogervorst, and Berthils wife, Monika Haas. Checking in with the band is always kind of scary, as we do want to take our… Read more »

Germany, 2009

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September/October 2009 the Mike Mainieri/Marnix Busstra Quartet toured through Germany. From an intimate jazz club in Hannover to the big Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the tour was diverse and inspired. And as always in Germany, very enthusiastic and concentrated public! Mike Mainieri – vibes Marnix Busstra – guitar Eric van der Westen – bass Pieter Bast – drums

Malaysia – 2009

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On Monday, November 30, the Buzz Bros Band once again gathers at Schiphol for a journey to the Far East. Malaysia, to be precise. The quartet – Marnix, Berthil, Frans, and Chris – is joined by manager Natasha Gerold, and Berthil’s wife, Monika Haas. The couple will enjoy a holiday week in Malaysia after the tour. Malaysian Airlines’ great onboard… Read more »