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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, Kevin Hays, and Tony Scherr, 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 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 Mike Boddé and Lilian Vieira

Hermine has been performing with pianist Mike Boddé and Brazilian singer Lilian Vieira for some years.

They share a musical preference for the lyrical Toots Thielemans repertoire, combined with fast Brazilian music, such as by Hermeto Pascoal.

They’re continually on tour performing in a wide variety of theaters.

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 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 in 2020, such as at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in England in May 2020.

Hermine with Rembrandt Frerichs

Since 2013, Hermine Deurloo and Rembrandt Frerichs have been performing together, in various combinations and settings, often with bass player Tony Overwater and percussionist Vinsent Planjer, on the chromatic harmonica and piano.

They bring a mixture of exciting improvisation, strong melodies, and their own compositions. Together they released “Living Here” (Zennez Records) in 2016 and performed at a number of festivals around the world.

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