Category Archives: Tour Blogs

Kuwait, 2015 

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Thursday, April 23 Another trip abroad for the Marnix Busstra Band. Kuwait? Yes, Kuwait. Not the first place that comes to mind when you think ‘jazz’ – but that simply proves once more that jazz is indeed an omnipresent style of music… We’re invited as the main act at the Gulf Jazz Festival, a yearly event. Unfortunately, bassist Arnold Dooyeweerd… Read more »

Philippines, China and Hong Kong, 2013

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Our 2013 tour to the Philippines and China starts with an unpleasant surprise: our bassist, René Dissel, has health issues and decides not to join us – no more than two weeks before our departure. Fortunately, we find another great bass player to join us: Udo Pannekeet, and he’s fully available. He’s eager, too: he turns out to know the… Read more »

Poland – 2012

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Again, the Buzz Bros Band had a very nice and inspiring long weekend at the 14th. FESTIWAL JAZZOWY, SUMMER JAZZFESTIVAL, KRAKOW, POLAND  from Thursday the 12th until Sunday the 15th of July, 2012, at the Bandmembers: Marnix Busstra – guitars Berthil Busstra – keyboards Frans van Geest – double bass Marc Schenk – drums

Indonesia – 2011

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Saturday, December 10 The plane that takes us on our second trip to Indonesia leaves Schiphol at 09:00 PM: the Buzz Brothers, Marnix (guitar) and Berthil (keys) Busstra, drummer Chris Strik, and bassist Thomas Pol, a 22-year old (!) super talent who replaces our regular bass player Frans van der Geest for this series of concerts. We had picked Malaysian… 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 »

Oman – 2008

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It’s March 14, 2008 as the Buzz Bros Band leaves Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, for a brief but exciting international tour to the Gulf state of Oman. An eight hour flight takes us there. At 104°F, the temperature takes a little getting used to: it’s quite a change from Holland’s spring weather. The band has been invited to Oman by the… Read more »