Ronald Snijders Extended Band
Ronald Snijders (Paramaribo, 1951) is the most swinging flautist in the Netherlands at present. Snijders started to play the flute at the age of seven, inspired by his father who was a professional musician. Despite studying civil technology in Delft in 1970, five years later Snijders became a professional musician. Over the years Snijders has produced twenty cd's and records with his own innovative compositions, varying in style from North American jazz and fusion to new African Caribbean jazz. Snijders is the creator of the Afro Surinam kawina-jazz. As a musician Snijders is in great demand and is very succesful with his Ronald Snijders Extended band, which has toured and played throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Surinam, the United States, Cuba and Curaçao.
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Flautist, composer and band leader Ronald Snijders is one of Surinams most important musicians.With his 'Extended Band' he will introduce at Winternachten his new programme 'Kawina pan Americana'. It is the first, and up to now the only, Surinam-Netherlands jazz ensemble that embraces the Surinam kawina and kaseko music influence . The fast and catchy rhythm of the kawina drum is ideally suited for improvisation and combines well with other musical sources, like funk, Latin, R&B and world music. The band has a large number of musicians and instruments, such as flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, percussion and kawina drum.