Joan Reinders - Ensembles
Dutch composer/arranger/conductor Joan Reinders works mainly with his jazz orchestra: The Millennium Jazz Orchestra.
This band allows him to work with and write for artists as Toots Thielemans, Lew Tabackin, Kenny Wheeler, James Moody, Jiggs Whigham, Lee Konitz, Peter Weniger, Herb Geller, Bobby Shew, Philip Catherine and many others.
With The Millennium Jazz Orchestra Joan Reinders recorded several CDs:
• In 2014 the newest album ‘Safety Zone’ will be
released with compositions
and arrangements by Joan Reinders.
• The CD 'Pretty Pumps' (2010), contains only
compositions of Joan Reinders
and played by the Millennium Jazz Orchestra.
This CD features the whole orchestra.
• The CD 'Oattsnotes' contains compositions of both
Dick and Joan, all arrangements, however,
are written by Joan Reinders. The album, with the
amous American alto saxophonist Dick
Oatts, is released in the autumn of 2005.
• The CD ‘Specially Arranged For Fay’ (2002),
played by the Millennium Jazz Orchestra is
arranged and conducted by Joan Reinders.
Special guest is the fantastic singer Fay
• On the CD of The Millennium Jazz Orchestra,
‘Triangular’ (2000), with the famous Belgian guitar
player Philip Catherine as guest soloist, all tracks
have been composed and/or arranged by
• The CD ‘Magnifying-glass’ (1998), played by the
Big Barchem Band, contains compositions and
arrangements of Joan. Guest soloist is the
German soprano-and tenor saxophonist Peter
As an arranger Joan Reinders writes for the Metropole Orchestra, de WDR big band (Cologne), the Big Band of the Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt). His composition ‘Confluence’, a 35 minute suite, was recorded in July 1999 by the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Vince Mendoza, for the NPS radio programme 'The Bands'.
Reinders is also an arranger for symphonic band, fanfare band and other orchestras / ensembles. Orchestras who play his arrangements are for instance the Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Air Force and the Royal Military Band ‘Johan Willem Friso’.
RENOWNED ARTISTS AND TEACHERS