Three of the most prestigious national youth big bands in Europe – NYJO from the UK, BuJazzO from Germany and NJJO from The Netherlands – will present a collaborative program featuring guests soloist Anton Goudsmit. Around 70 young, highly talented musicians will join forces in a surprising and varied line-up. They will perform new material, often exclusively composed and arranged for this collaboration. The program has been compiled by artistic directors Mark Armstrong (NYJO), Jiggs Whigham (BuJazzO) and Johand Plomp (NJJO). Guitarist Anton Goudsmit made name with New Cool Collective and The Ploctones and he won the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize in 2010. ‘He’s called the most amusing guitarist in The Netherlands, because of his ecstatic and fully dedicated way of performing’ (de Volkskrant).