Hermine Deurloo is a jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam. She has performed all over the world and has recorded several albums.

One of her latest albums, Riverbeast, released December 2019, available from Zennez Records, features legendary drummer Steve Gadd, with special guest Alain Clark.

“It is clear that Deurloo adds a new dimension to the brilliancy of the immortal Toots: complex rhythms, soft dissonants, and attention to current musical trends. It’s a question of time for an international breakthrough for this unique harmonica musician.” —  Cyriel Pluimakers

“Hermine Deurloo plays the chromatic harmonica with the effortless fluency of a saxophonist and is a creative and melodic musician. It is obvious that she ranks among the top jazz harmonica players of this decade.”Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

Hermine's Featured Bands

Hermine with Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker

Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker, two founder members of the much loved UK group “The Impossible Gentlemen”, have established a unique rapport through their love of music of all kinds from rock to classical, jazz and folk.

They met Hermine Deurloo at Ambleside Festival in England in 2019 and found an instant musical rapport. This is a new trio with much to explore and several scheduled performances, such as at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in England in 2021 and in the Amsterdam Bimhuis in 2022.


 

Hermine with Mike Boddé

In 2023/2024 the new program “Jazz from the Low Countries” is available.

Mike and Hermine have put together the highlights of well established modern Dutch and Belgian jazz musicians, such as Toon Roos, Philip Catherine, and Jesse van Ruller, as well as beautiful and sometimes lesser known melodies by, amongst others, Rogier van Otterloo and Jacques Brel.

Hermine with Cor Bakker

Cor and Hermine have been making music together for years and are therefore a close and sparkling duo… and that really shines through on stage! Cor hosts music TV programs with his own orchestra in which he’s played with Michel Legrand, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, and many other stars. When Al Jarreau was a guest on the program, Cor also invited Hermine to play the harmonica part.

The music that the duo plays varies from film music, such as Cinema Paradiso, Brazilian music and their own pieces. An ode to Toots Thielemans will not be missed!

Hermine & Steve Gadd Wisseloord studios

Hermine with Steve Gadd

Hermine Deurloo and drum legend Steve Gadd, together with Tony Scherr and Kevin Hays, have released “Riverbeast“, a collection of tunes composed by Hermine, as well as other members of the group, performed together with Alain Clark as special guest.

Steve Gadd, Hermine Deurloo, and Tony Scherr were on tour, together with pianist John Cowherd and guitarist Luca Benedetti, during February and March 2020.

Hermine with Erik Verwey Trio

In 2023/2024, Hermine Deurloo released “About a Home”, an album recording, as well as a tour, with this young and upcoming trio, led by pianist Erik Verwey.

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Hermine with Orchestras

Hermine can be booked as a soloist with an orchestra or big band. For example, Hermine has worked with the SWR Symphonieorchester, the Metropole Orchestra, the Schönberg Ensemble, and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

Most recently, she performed with the SWR Symphonieorchester at the Donaueschingen Musiktage, performing a piece written especially for her by composer Saed Haddad.

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Hermine in the Studio

Hermine has worked in every imaginable studio, while recording for film, TV, and radio, in addition to as a supporting artist in a wide range of projects around the world.

Hermine as Sidewoman

Throughout her career, Hermine has featured as a solist or supporting feature artist on a wide range of projects led by her colleagues and friends in the jazz and pop worlds, and beyond.

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