The North Sea Jazz Festival commissions each year an assignment to a promising Dutch jazz composer. Last year saxophonist Maarten Hogenhuis wrote music for his trio, augmented with three horn masters. In this work Hogenhuis strives for the right balance between recognition and abstraction. His background in both jazz and pop are vital in this process. It’s a crucial commission for the alto saxophonist of the internationally succesful power jazz formation BRUUT! Previously played the BIMHUIS with: BRUUT!, Krupa & The Genes, The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble