The prize-winning Jazzmania big band at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 2000
Jazzmania at the European Youth Big Band Festival in Harkany, Hungary, 2001
The Jazzmania Big Band winners of the Dutch National Big Band Competition, May, 2001
The Peter Guidi Quatet at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois, France, June, 2002
The Jazzmania Big Band performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival, with 'Clifford Brown - Stan Getz Award' winner Joris Roelofs on alto sax
Peter Guidi accepting the 1st prize at the Dutch National Big Band Competition 2001. Jazzmania has won this competition five times. Go to the prize page for a complete list of prizes
Jazzmania at the Amsterdam Uitmarkt August, 2000
Peter Guidi performing with the 'Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw' for a live radio broadcast celebrating 30 years of the leading Dutch jazz radio program TROS 'Sesjun', May 2003
The Jazzmania big band at the Haarlem Jazz Festival, August 2002
Peter Guidi performing with the Jersey big band at the Jersey 'Jazz in the Park' Festival, 2004
Peter Guidi with the 'Holland Feel Good Jazz Award' presented for his work
in promoting jazz in The Netherlands.
The Jazzmania big band - plus some past and some future members - during the CD presentation and 15th anniversary celebrations, October, 2004. Also to be seen (4th from the left) is the legendary trumpeter Benny Bailey who also appears as guest soloist on the band's latest cd 'Further Impressions'
Peter together with the late, great Benny Bailey at the CD presentation held in the Amsterdam BIM Huis, Holland's 'Temple of Jazz' October, 2004
Peter Guidi celebrating 15 years as leader of the Jazzmania big band at the BIM Huis, October, 2004
Peter on alto sax at the Sibiu Jazz Festival in Roumania, May, 2005
Peter leading the Jazzmania big band with guest soloist Anton Goudsmit who joined us for our third encore at the Sibiu Jazz Festival in Roumania, May, 2005
The Jazzmania Big Band at the famous 'Schlot' Jazz Club in Berlin, June 2005
The Peter Guidi Quartet performing a special concert at the Castello dei Conti Guidi, Poppi, Italy, June 2005
Peter's prize-winning Jazz Juniors, plus educators Matt
Wilson and Jay Anderson, at the Langnau
Junior Jazz Festival in Swizerland, July, 2005.
Watch the Jazz Juniors in action - click on the link below for a video on Youtube of the Juniors playing Charlie Parker's 'Crazeology' at the Langnau Jazz Festival in Swtzerland. These young musicians can really swing and they sure know how to have fun playing jazz music. Reminds you of what jazz is supposed to be all about.
The Jazz Juniors on Youtube: Live in Langnau - Crazeology
The Peter Guidi Quartet at the Padova Porsche Jazz Festival November, 2005 (photo: Francesco Martinelli)
Peter leading the Jazzmania Big Band at the Meerjazz Festival, May 2006.
Peter leading the Jazzfocus big band winners of the 1st Prize in the Princess Christina Jazz Concours Big Band Category, December 2006.
Peter leading the Jazzfocus big band winners of the 1st Prize in their category at the International Big Band Competition Enschede, May 2007
The Jazzmania Big Band at the Teatro Dei Differenti in Barga, Italy home of the international Barga Jazz Festival, August 2007
The Jazzmania Big Band at the Riva Del Garda Festival, Italy, August 2007
The Jazzmania Big Band at the Castello Guidi in Poppi, Italy, August 2007
The Jazz Focus Big Band playing to a packed BIM Huis during the presentation concert of their CD 'Focused', Amsterdam, January 2008
Peter Guidi accepting the 1st prize at the Dutch National Big Band Competition 2008. This brings the total of prizes won by Peter's bands to fifty two.
The latest edition of the Jazzmania big band winners of the 1st Prize in the Dutch National Big Band Competition 2008. Jazzmania has won this title no less than five times. For a complete list of the SIXTY FOUR PRIZES won by Peter's bands go to the prize page.
The Jazzmania Big Band performing at the Teatro Corallo during the Divino Jazz Festival Naples, Italy, September 2008
The Jazzmania Big Band performing at the Molini Meridionali, during the Divino Jazz Festival Naples, Italy, September 2008
Peter Guidi on flute leading the Jazz Mania Big Band during its 20th Anniversary Celebration at the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, October 2008
Photo copyright Jazzbofoto Hans S. Sirk
Peters' Jazz Juniors one of the prize winners in the Prinses Christina Jazz Competition, December 2008
Peter's Jazz Focus Big Band at Amsterdams' famous Toomler Club, March 2009
Peter in his 'don't mess with me' Italian suit during the Jazz In Paradise show in the Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 2009
Peter and the Jazz Focus Big Band in a sold-out Paradiso during the Jazz In Paradise concert, Amsterdam, March 2009
Peter and the Jazz Juniors in a sold-out Paradiso during the Jazz In Paradise concert, Amsterdam, March 2009
Peter rehearsing the first edition of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rotterdam April, 2009
Peters' Jazz Juniors with Job Cohen the Mayor of Amsterdam, May 2009
Peter performing with the first edition of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in the BIM Huis Amsterdam, May 2009
Members of the Jazz Juniors interviewed by Dutch National News (Een Vandaag, Ned 1) after a performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival
with the Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Peter Guidi, July 2009
Peter with the Jazz Focus Big Band performing during the Uitmarkt, Amsterdams' annual music festival. August 2009
Members of Peter's Jazz Juniors appearing with Walter Hamel at the Tivoli, Utrecht as part of the 1st Prize they received at the IJAZZ Awards, September 2009
Peter in his 'don't mess with the band leader' outfit celebrating his birthday in the BIM Huis, Amsterdam (dig the Italian 'Correspondent' shoes!)
Peter and the Jazzmania Big Band during the Big Band Party in a sold-out BIM Huis, Amsterdams' international jazz arena, January 2010
On 29 April 2010 Peter Guidi was awarded a Knighthood by the Dutch government (Knight In The Order Of Oranje-Nassau) for his pioneering work in jazz education in the Netherlands
The Jazz Juniors directed by Peter Guidi with Benjamin Herman as guest soloist on alto sax in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, June 2010
Peter giving a workshop to the Straight Ahead Big Band at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, July 2010
The Jazz Kidz directed by Peter Guidi appearing at the North Sea Jazz Festival For Kids, July 2010
Peter's Jazz Juniors at the Junior Jazz Festival in Langnau, Switzerland, July 2010
Conducting the Jazz Focus Big Band winners 1st Prize in the National Prinses Christina Big Band Competition, November 2010
Peter performing with his Quartet at the Stavelot Jazz Festival, Belgium, November 2010
The Jazz Focus Big Band directed by Peter Guidi during the second edition of Jazz In Paradise in the Paradiso, Amsterdam, May 2011
Peter soloing with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw during the second edition of Jazz In Paradise in the Paradiso, Amsterdam, May 2011
Peter and the Jazzmania big band featuring Mathilde Santing at the Jazz In Duketown Festival, Den Bosch, June 2011
Peter leading the Biggest Big Band Ever to play in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. June 2011
Peter performing on flute with the Biggest Big Band Ever in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. June 2011
Conducting the Jazz Focus big band 1st prize winners of the International Big Band Competition, Kerkrade. October 2011
Conducting the Jazzmania big band during the launch of the Hans Dijkstal Foundation, Theater Diligentia, The Hague. March 2012
The Jazz Focus Big Band performing in the new DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam. May, 2012
Peter's Jazz Juniors during the European EMU Music Festival in Teatro Astra, Misano Adriatico, Italy. May 2012
The Jazzmania Big Band performing at the Jazz in Duketown Festival, Den Bosch. May, 2012
The Jazz Juniors together with the Jazz Focus big band at the Enkhuizen Jazz Festival. June, 2012
The Jazz Juniors at the Huizen Jazz Festival. June, 2012
Peter's Jazz Juniors on the Heineken square during the iLike Music Festival Amsterdam. June 2012
Peter's Jazz Focus Big Band playing on the Dam square opening the iLike Music Festival Amsterdam. June 2012
Peter's Jazz Kidz winners of the AMP, Amsterdam Muziekscholen Prize, June 2012
Peter playing with the Jazzmania Big Band during the bands' 25th Jubileum celebration at the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, July 2012
The Jazzmania Big Band during the bands' 25th Jubileum celebration at the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, July 2012
The Jazzmania Big Band conducted by Peter Guidi at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, July 2012
Peter's Jazz Juniors performing in the Delft Junior Jazz Festival, Delft, September 2012
Peter's Jazz Juniors performing on the Dam Square during Sinterklaas celebrations, November 2012
The Jazzmania big band about to play to a full house in the famous Concertgebouw Amsterdam, February 2013. This picture was taken through the door window at the top of the infamous red stairway.
Luckily nobody tripped and later the band received a standing ovation!
Peter's Jazz Juniors in En Pluche, Amsterdam during a performance for sponsors of the Metropole Orchestra. March, 2013
The Jazz Focus Big Band winners of the Royal Big Band Battle held in the Zaantheater on the Coronation Day of King Willem-Alexander, April, 2013
Peter Guidi with his Jazz Focus big band crowned Kings of the Big Bands at the Royal Big Band Battle on the Coronation Day of King Willem-Alexander (Willem IV of Orange), April, 2013
* To watch videos of Peter and his bands visit the Video Page. For a detailed biography of Peter Guidi go here. For a detailed biography of the Jazzmania big band go here. For a complete list of the EIGHTY TWO prizes won by the jazz department go here. For more photos and information about the Jazz Workshops, including the prize-winning Jazzfocus big band and Jazz Juniors, visit the Jazz Department page.