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

Her latest album, 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

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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 2022/2023 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 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.

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 Verweij Trio

In 2023, Hermine Deurloo will do a tour with the young and upcoming trio led by pianist Erik Verweij.

 

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