Saxophones, Clarinets

Solo, DASH!

Compose, arrange

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About me

Maarten Ornstein plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. On occasion he plays tarogato, electric saxophone, MPC and laptop computers. He is also a composer and arranger. He leads the free funk ensemble DASH! and performs as a soloist.  Additionally, he plays with performance poet and singer Jeannine Valeriano, and is a member of Splendor Amsterdam.

Maarten Ornstein has composed for the Calefax Reed Quintet, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Ties Mellema, Koor Nieuwe Muziek Amsterdam, Xenia Meijer, the Metropole Orchestra, New Cool Collective Big Band, Orkater Theatre Company, Anouk van Dijk DC, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Helena Rasker, the Ricciotti Ensemble etc etc, he was co-leader of the modern jazz trio Jungle Boldie (with Tony Overwater and Wim Kegel) and has played with the likes of Pat Metheny, The Ebony Band, Sunna Gunnlaugs, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Ilse de Lange, Ayman Tayseer, David Liebman, Arturas Bumsteinas, Claron McFadden, Red Mitchell, Rima Kcheich, the Schoenberg Ensemble etc etc.


News and stuff

  • Creator | Destroyer Creator | Destroyer
    The Amerfortissimo Chamber Music Festival has invited me to compose a piece for the anniversary edition of the festival on September 5th. I have been…
  • May 2015: good things come in pairs
    And so this month I'm playing two concerts with the great Mike Fentross, two with pianist Jeroen van Vliet, and two with project Spoken Beat…
  • Jazz for Syria
    Saturday April 18th I will be hosting the first concert in the Global Week for Syria, in Splendor Amsterdam. The catastrophe that is happening there…