About

Floriaan Wempe (4-12-1989)

Saxophonist, composer

Photo: M. van den Broek

From early childhood Floriaan was very much exposed to jazz and classical music and already at the age of 5 he asked for Charlie Parker and John Coltrane CDs to be played. It was inevitable for him to start playing the saxophone at the age of 9, after changing teeth.

After a few years of tuition he started focusing on jazz. Only 12 years old, he was awarded a second prize in the national Princess Christina Jazz Competition. In the next few years he was part of a band of promising young players, coached by Robert Veen, bringing him to many stages, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival. This formation, “The New Arrivals”, won the 1st prize in the Princess Christina Jazz Competition 2006.

In May 2014 Floriaan cum laude received his Master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he studied with John Ruocco, Toon Roos and Rolf Delfos. During his studies he represented the RC at the IASJ Meeting 2011 in Sao Paulo (Brazil) led by David Liebman and in 2010 he was awarded the Leidse Jazz Award and nominated for the prestigious Deloitte Jazz Award. In 2012 and 2015 he made private study trips to New York City.

In 2012 Floriaan released his debut CD ‘Flo’s Flow’ on Challenge Records with an international stellar cast of pianist Karel Boehlee, bassist Jos Machtel and drummer Willie Jones III. Furthermore Floriaan studied with and/or shared the stage with Chris Potter, Roy Hargrove, Aaron Goldberg, Benjamin Herman, Peter Beets, Rik Mol, Juraj Stanik, New Cool Collective, Frank McComb, Slide Hampton, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson.

“The ease Wempe demonstrates in his playing is as staggering as lithe and frivolous. The saxophonist displays a handwriting all his own that is bound to grow even more characteristic.”
Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzism

“Wempe’s sound is strong and controlled, distinctive and at times referring to big names such as John Coltrane, Joe Lovano en Joshua Redman.”
Peter J. Korten, Jazzflits

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Agenda

Date Artist City Venue Country
21 April Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Admission: €24. Age restrictions: All Ages. Location: Cloud Nine.
NJO with Camille Bertault
22 April Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Rotterdam Lantaren Venster Netherlands
Time: 15:00. Admission: €20. Age restrictions: All Ages. with Camille Bertault
22 April Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands
Time: 20:15. Admission: €20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Concertgebouwplein 10. “Kleine Zaal”, with Camille Bertault
25 May Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amersfoort Amersfoort Jazz Festival Netherlands
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
28 May Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Izmir Izmir Arts Festival Turkey
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. “Crossroads”
02 June Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Rezekne Rezekne Concert Hall GORS Latvia
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw feat. Madeline Bell
03 June Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Vilnius Vilnius Festival Lithuania
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw feat. Madeline Bell
04 June Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Riga Riga Festival Latvia
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw feat. Madeline Bell
02 August SMOKE Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands
Time: 19:30. Admission: €22. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Concertgebouwplein 10. “A Tribute to Roy Hargrove” – JazzClub Koorzaal
02 August SMOKE Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands
Time: 21:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Concertgebouwplein 10. “A Tribute to Roy Hargrove” – JazzClub Koorzaal
15 August Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amsterdam Grachtenfestival Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Time t.b.a.
21 September Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus Netherlands
Time: 20:15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Churchillplein 1.
11 October Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Leusden Leusden Jazz Festival Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages.
13 November Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Concertgebouwplein 10.
16 November Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Baarn Theater De Speeldoos Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Rembrandtlaan 35.
22 December Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amsterdam Bimhuis Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Piet Heinkade 3. Christmas concert

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Past Shows
Date Artist City Venue Country
11 April Ben Schröder Sextet Den Haag Regentenkamer Netherlands
Time: 20:15. Admission: €15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cort Heyligersstraat 4. New location: Koorenhuis!!
23 March Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Bussum Goois Jazz Festival Netherlands
Time: 18:30. Age restrictions: All Ages.
21 March Philip Harper Den Haag Regentenkamer Netherlands
Time: 20:15. Admission: €15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cort Heyligersstraat 4. New location: Koorenhuis!!!

Philip Harper trumpet, Floriaan Wempe tenor sax, Timothy Banchet piano, Cas Jiskoot bass, Roberto Pistolesi drums
10 March SMOKE Den Haag Pavlov Netherlands
Time: 16:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Spui 173.
03 March Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Admission: €24. Age restrictions: All Ages. Cloud Nine
01 February Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam Bimhuis Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Admission: €26. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Piet Heinkade 3. “Tribute to Roy Hargrove”
JOC with guests Benjamin Herman, Jesse van Ruller, Ramon Valle and Floriaan Wempe
30 January Jean Claire de Ruwe Utrecht Back & Fourth Netherlands
Time: 21:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Loeff Berchmakerstraat 4. Jean Clair de Ruwe drums
22 December Peter Beets Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra Amsterdam Bimhuis Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Piet Heinkade 3. Featuring Fay Claassen (voc)
25 November Floriaan Wempe Trio tba tba Netherlands
Time: 17:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
30 October Nitin Parree Den Haag Café Restaurant September Netherlands
Time: 21:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Grote Markt 26. with Juraj Stanik piano, Cas Jiskoot bass, Nitin Parree drums

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