Saxophones, Clarinets

Solo, DASH!

Compose, arrange

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About me

Maarten Ornstein plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. On occasion he plays tarogato, electric saxophone, MPC and laptop computers. He is also a composer and arranger. He leads the free funk ensemble DASH! and performs as a soloist.  Additionally, he plays with performance poet and singer Jeannine Valeriano, and is a member of Splendor Amsterdam.

Maarten Ornstein has composed for the Calefax Reed Quintet, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Ties Mellema, Koor Nieuwe Muziek Amsterdam, Xenia Meijer, the Metropole Orchestra, New Cool Collective Big Band, Orkater Theatre Company, Anouk van Dijk DC, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Helena Rasker, the Ricciotti Ensemble etc etc, he was co-leader of the modern jazz trio Jungle Boldie (with Tony Overwater and Wim Kegel) and has played with the likes of Pat Metheny, The Ebony Band, Sunna Gunnlaugs, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Ilse de Lange, Ayman Tayseer, David Liebman, Arturas Bumsteinas, Claron McFadden, Red Mitchell, Rima Kcheich, the Schoenberg Ensemble etc etc.

Music

News and stuff

  • DASH! at the Orgelpark Amsterdam
    August 30th we played a short gig at the Uitmarkt Amsterdam, in the beautiful Orgelpark right next to Vondelpark. The place has fantastic sounding acoustics.…
  • Spoken Beat Night new series
    This is just great. After a long break we're finally going to do another series of Spoken Beat Night. Four brand new editions, featuring writers…
  • In concert: Maarten Ornstein - Sunna Gunnlaugs Duo
    Last May we played a few concerts in Amsterdam with the duo with Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs. We recorded the gig in Splendor Amsterdam on…

contact

info@maartenornstein.com