Composer and saxophonist Efraïm Trujillo has been nominated for the Edison Jazzism Audience Prize 2019 for his album Blue. Efraïm recorded Blue with his band The Preacher Men as part of his master’s research project at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, entitled Into The Blue: Revealing the essence of a musical genre. Efraïm was awarded a ‘9 with distinction’ for his research.
Efraïm Trujillo is a saxophonist in various bands (The Preacher Men, The Ploctones, New Cool Collective, Frafra Sound), band leader (Amsterdam Funk Orchestra) and composer. In 2018, at the age of 49, he decided to go ‘back to school’, to carry out a master’s research project at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Other CvA alumni and teachers to receive a nomination
More CvA alumni and teachers have been nominated for the Edison Jazzism Audience Prize 2019:
* BRUUT!, with alumni Maarten Hogenhuis, sax; Folkert Oosterbeek, hammond; Thomas Rolff, double bass, and Felix Schlarmann, drums, for their album V
* CvA teachers Reinier Baas and Ben van Gelder with the Metropole Orchestra for their album Smash Hits
* alumnus Benjamin Herman for his album Bughouse
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The album Smash Hits by Reinier Baas and Ben van Gelder has also been nominated for an Edison in the category 'Jazz Nationaal'. Another nominee in this category is the band Kapok (all CvA alumni) for their album Mirabel.