Maarten Ornstein plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet and is a composer. On occasion he plays tarogato, electric saxophone, MPC and laptop computers. He leads the free funk ensemble DASH! and performs as a soloist. Additionally, he plays with lutist Mike Fentross, singer Rima Khcheich, pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs and performance poet and singer Jeannine Valeriano. Maarten Ornstein endorses Légère reeds and is a member of Splendor Amsterdam.
Maarten Ornstein has composed for the Calefax Reed Quintet, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Ties Mellema, New Music Choir Amsterdam, the Metropole Orchestra, Anouk van Dijk DC, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, the Ricciotti Ensemble, Gerard Bouwhuis, Daria van den Bercken, Dudok Kwartet as well as many of his own projects. He 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 Khcheich, and the Schoenberg Ensemble.
(Banner picture by Friso Keuris)
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