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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.
February 2004

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's Jazz Generation on the Dam Square celebrating the 60th anniversary of Liberation Day, May 2005


Peter leading the Jazzmania Big Band at the Meerjazz Festival, May 2005

Peter's Jazz Juniors winners of the Gala Prize 2005. For a complete list of the EIGHTY SEVEN won by Peter's bands go to the prize page


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 EIGHTY SEVEN 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's Jazz Juniors performing in the Leiden Cathedral May 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

Peter's Jazz Generation performing at the Grachtenfestival during Sail Amsterdam August 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

The Jazzmania biga band with special guest Benjamin Herman at the Jazz in Duketown Festival, May, 2013

Gideon Tazelaar soloing with Peter's Jazz Focus Big Band at the Jazz At The Lake Festival, June, 2013

Jazz Ensemble III and the Jazz Focus big band playing to a packed BIM Huis during the Jazzavond June, 2013

Peter's Jazz Kidz winners of the regional Amsterdam Music Schools Prize, June 2013, standing in front of the Jazz Department prize cabinet containing just some of the eighty three prizes won by the jazz ensembles.
For a complete list of the EIGHTY FOUR PRIZES won by Peter's bands click here.

Peter Guidi with vocalists Denise Jannah (l) and Mette Oskamp (r) after the Jazzmania BUSTED! show in the BIM Huis Amsterdam, July 2013

The Jazz Juniors Unlimited conducted by Peter Guidi with guests Mathilde Santing (l) and Mathilde Emanuel (r) performing in the large hall of the Concertgebouw during a special concert for the Concertgebouw share-holders. Amsterdam, October, 2013

JJ Club Cheers

Peter's latest edition of the Jazz Juniors Unlimited performing in Club Cheers in Voorhout, November, 2013

 

Peter's Jazz Focus Big Band sound checking and performing during the kick-off concert of Amsterdam World Jazz City in the Melk Weg Rabo Zaal, Amsterdam, January 2014 (Photo Trombone section: Sinaya Wolfert)

 

 

Peter with Greetje Kauffeld, Shirma Rouse, Candy Dulfer & Joris Roelofs at the Melk Weg, Amsterdam. january 2014. (Black & white photo Ronald van Beek)

Peter's Jazz Focus big band and the Jazz Juniors Unlimited performing in Amsterdam's North Sea Jazz Club. April 2014

 

Peter's Jazzmania Big Band and Jazz Focus Big Band performing to a full house at the famous Amsterdam Concertgebouw. April 2014

 

Peter Guidi performing with the Focus rhythm section at the North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam. April 2014

 

Peter Mexico 1

Peter and pianist Roberto Blanco rehearsing before a performance in the Municipal Theater Comitán, Mexico May, 2014 (foto drummer Klaas Balijon)

Peter Mexico 2Peter Mexico 3

With bassist Vico Diaz enjoying Cocoliche jazz club, in San Cristobal, Mexico and giving Masterclasses 'Accentos en Swing' at the UNICACH Music Academy in Tuxtla Guttierez, Mexico, May 2014

Peter performing with drummer Klaas Balijon in the Municipal Theater in Tuxtla Guttierez, Mexico, May 2014

 

JF Volendam

Peter and the Jazz Focus big band at the Volendam Jazz Festival, May 2014

 

JJU PINC

Peter with the Jazz Juniors Unlimited at the PINC Jubileum Celebrations, Zeist, May 2014

 

Peter with vocalist Sanne Huijbregts and the Jazz Focus big band during the MA Jazzavond, in the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, July 2014

 

Peter soloing with the Jazz Focus big band in the North Sea Jazz Festival, July 2014

 

The Jazz Juniors Unlimited conducted by Peter performing at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival, the biggest yearly music festival held on the Amsterdam canals, August 2014

Peter's Jazz Focus Big Band plus a choir of 75 children perform Amsterdam songs arranged in a jazz style for the Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan (left) in De Duif, Amsterdam, October 2014

The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band conducted by Peter Guidi performing at the Dutch Premiere of the jazz film 'Whiplash', Amsterdam, October 2014

The Junior Jazz Unlimited lighting up the Alkmaar Big Band Festival, November 2014 - note the illuminated trumpet section.

The Jazz Juniors performing at the SAX '14 Congress reception in the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, November 2014

As part of Amsterdam World Jazz City the Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band perform at the first presentation of the Louis van Dijk award for young composers. Berhard Haitink Hall, November 2014

The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing at a party in the Chateaux Frankendael (with illuminated brass section!). Amsterdam, December, 2014

The Jazz Focus Big Band performing in Zaal 100, Amsterdam, February, 2015

 

The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing as guests at the Princes Christina Radio 4 Prize, Tivoli /Vredenburg, Utrecht, March, 2015

Peter with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band raising money for their upcoming trip to New York in the Groot Melkhuis, Vondel Park, Amsterdam on Kingsday, April, 2015

Peter leading the Jazz Focus big band with guest soloist Benjamin Herman in Tobacco Theater, Amsterdam, during International Jazz Day April 30, 2015

Peter's Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band at the Meer Jazz Festival, May, 2015

Conducting and playing bass flute with the Jazz Focus Big Band at the North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, June, 2015

Conducting and playing bass flute with the Jazz Focus Big Band at the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, July, 2015

Peter and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Robeco Volvo Festival. July, 2015

Peter Guidi during a video interview and photo shoot with DJAZZ t.v. at the Jazz Museum in Roterdam, July, 2015. (Photos: Ferrie Knijn)

The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band conducted by Peter during the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival, August, 2015

The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band conducted by Peter during Sail Amsterdam, August 2015

Peter Guidi conducting the Jazzmania Big Band playing jazz music from Woody Allen movies in conjunction with a special Woody Allen week in the EYE Cinema Museum, Amsterdam, September 2015


The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band conducted by Peter in the Club New Orleans, Amsterdam, October 2015

 


The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band conducted by Peter in the Loosdrecht Jazz festival, October 2015


Peter Guidi and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Childrens Music Education Congress in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam. October 2015

 


Anna-Luna van Dijk from the Jazz Juniors performing with Jungle By Night in the Paradiso, Amsterdam for NTR T.V. Zapp Challenge October 2015


Peter recording with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band in the famous Systems Two Studio, New York. October 2015


Peter Guidi and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band in the Netherlands Club, Fifth Avenue, New York. October 2015


Peter with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Alkmaar Big Band Festival, November 2015


Peter and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the International Childrens Museum Day Conference in the Tropen Museum, Amsterdam. November 2015


Peter with the jumping Junior Jazz Unlimited big band during a photoshoot in the Atrium of the Muziekgebouw Theater, Amsterdam. December 2015

 


Peter and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Robeco Christmas Dinner in the World Trade Center Rotterdam, December 2015


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Open Je Oren event in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, January 2016


Peter with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing and giving workshops in Roeselare, Belgium, January 2016


the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing at Splendor in Amsterdam during the premiere of the video made about their trip to New York. January, 2016


The Jazz Focus and the Junior Jazz Unlimited big bands conducted by Peter Guidi during the Big Band Battle at the famous BIM Huis in Amsterdam. February 2016

Peter on bass flute with the Jazz Focus big band during the Big Band Battle at the BIM Huis Amsterdam's 'Temple of Jazz. February 2016


The Jazz Focus big band conducted by Peter at the Mahogany Hall Jazz Club in Edam. February 2016

Peter's Junior Jazz Unlimited - the first jazz big band to ever be invited to participate in the national TV show Holland's Got Talent, March 2016. They make it through to the semi-finals!!


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at Jazz in Ijburg. April, 2016


Peter on flute with The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at Jazz in Ijburg. April, 2016


Peter with writer Ken Wilkie at a book presentation about the Dutch Masters for which Peter contributed an interview. Rijksmuseum Library, Amsterdam April 2016


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band recording their CD 'Serious Fun' in Studio 2, Hilversum, April 2016


Peter with the Jazz Focus big band at the Louis van Dijk Award on International Jazz Day in the Tobacco Theater, Amsterdam April 2016


Peter with the Jazz Focus big band at the opening ceremony of the European Union Youth Music Festival. San Sebastian, Spain, May 2016

The Jazz Focus big band performing at the European Union Youth Music Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. May 2016


The Jazz Focus big band performing at the European Union Youth Music Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. May 2016


The Jazz Focus big band conducted by Peter Guidi at the benefit for War Child at the North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam May 2016


The Junior Jazz Unlimted big band performing in front of two million viewers at the semi-final of the national TV show Holland's Got Talent. May 2016


Peter's Junior Jazz Unlimted big band performing in front of two million viewers at the semi-final of the national TV show Holland's Got Talent. May 2016

To watch videos of this and more performances of Peter and his bands visit the Video Page.

The Jazzmania and Jazz Focus big bands conducted by Peter playing to a full house during a Lunchconcert in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Right: the peep-hole view of the hall from the door at the top of the famous 'Stairway of the Stars'. June 2016


Peter leading the Jazz Focus big band during the 366 year anniversary party of the Drie Fleschjes, Amsterdam. June 2016

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Peter's Junior Jazz Unlimited big band and Jazz Juniors at the MA Jazz MArathon in the BIM Huis, Amsterdam. July 2016


The Jazz Focus big band during the NTB (Dutch Musician's Union) & NORMA Party in the Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. September 2016.


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band rehearsing in the historic Kompaszaal during the Jazz in de Walvis Festival, Amsterdam. September 2016


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the Loosdrecht Jazz festival, Loosdrecht. September 2016

Peter giving a jazz improvisation workshop and performing at the JAM Institute, Amsterdam,. September 2016.


Performing with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band at the ZoJazz Lounge, Amsterdam. September 2016


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band recording a video in the Conservatory of Amsterdam Blue Note Hall for Kazoo, the Concertgebouw music education program. October 2016


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing at the Alkmaar Big Band Festival, Alkmaar. October 2016


The Jazz Focus big band at the Kennemer Jazz Festival, Beverwijk. November 2016


Peter on bass flute at the Kennemer Jazz Festival, Beverwijk. November 2016

The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band Winners 1st Prize at the national Princes Christina Big Band Competition in the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, November 2016 (Photo Majenka Fotografie).


Peter with the Junior Jazz Unlimited big band receiving the 1st Prize from Prinses Christina in person. BIM Huis, Amsterdam. November 2016


The Jazz Focus big band during a benefit concert for the Chinese charity 'Sunshine Children Foundation'. Breukelen, December 2016


The Jazz Focus big band performing in the Kerk Ruigoord for the Christmas Market Fair. Amsterdam, December 2016


The Jazz Focus big band conducted by Peter Guidi performing in 'T Podium' Colijn in Uithoorn. January 2017


The Junior Jazz Unlimited big band performing on NTR Radio 'Co Live' in Nick Vollebregt's Jazz Cafe, Laren. February 2017

For a complete list of the EIGHTY SEVEN prizes won by the jazz department go here.

 

For a complete photo library in full resolution of bands and events click below for Peter's Flickr photos page

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* 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 SEVEN prizes won by the jazz department go here. For more photos and information about the Jazz Workshops, including the prize-winning Jazz Focus big band and Jazz Juniors, visit the Jazz Department page.

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