Double bassist Jort Terwijn has won the Biopartner Leiden Jazz Award 2021 with his band Önder. The prize consists of a trophy and an amount of € 1500,-. The jury was impressed with the originality of the music and the good balance between the whole and the personal artistic freedom in the band.
Jort Terwijn is an alumnus of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Jazz Department. The other members of Önder are bass guitarist Daan Leever and (former) CvA students Federico Calcagno, bass clarinet, and Nick Thessalonikefs, drums.