Maarten Ornstein plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. On ocassion he plays tarogato, electric saxophone, MPC and laptop computers. He is also a composer and arranger. He leads the avantgarde funk ensemble DASH! and performs as a soloist. Additionally, he plays with performance poet and singer Jeannine Valeriano, and is a member of Splendor.
Use the player below to listen to some music, use the << and >> buttons to navigate. I composed all of the music, I play on most of it.
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 and has played with the likes of Pat Metheny, Ebony Band, Ilse de Lange, David Liebman, Arturas Bumsteinas, Claron McFadden, Red Mitchell, the Schoenberg Ensemble etc etc.