BvR Flamenco Big Band wins International Big Band Competition

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The Bernard van Rossum Flamenco Big Band has won International Big Band Competition, organised by the Meer Jazz Festival.

Band leader and saxophonist Bernard van Rossum, who graduated in 2013 from the CvA's master degree programme, also won the prize for Best Soloist in the final. Pablo Martínez, trombone student in the CvA's master degree programme and a member of the BvR Flamenco Big Band, won the prize for Best Soloist in the semi-final. The judges were pianist Kenny Werner, pianist Michel Herr and trombonist Erik van Lier.