Picture by Joke Schot
The Buma Boy Edgar Prize, the most prestigious award for jazz and improvised music in the Netherlands, has been awarded to the flugelhorn and trumpet player Ack van Rooyen. The news was announced at InJazz, the (online) jazz network and showcase event in Rotterdam.
On Tuesday December 15, 2020, Ack van Rooyen will receive the Buma Boy Edgar Award 2020 in TivoliVredenburg. Ack van Rooyen will play together with the renowned Metropole Orchestra during “his” concert evening. The most important Dutch prize for jazz and improvised music also consists of the bronze sculpture “John Coltrane” by Jan Wolkers and a cash prize of € 12,500. In order to allow a wide and large audience to enjoy the ceremony – despite the issued corona measures – it was decided to stream the entire concert night live.