This is the website of Dutch jazz saxophonist Simon Rigter.

Rise And Shine

Bert Jansma (jazz journalist): "Such nonsense, those discussions about jazz-then, jazz-now, jazz-in-the-future and jazz- how! Jazz by five musicians who got together ‘just’ to make beautiful music."

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Moving Motives

The primary goals of the exercises presented in Moving Motives are ear training, flexibility through the keys, to know where 'everything' is, and to get a feel for how the different scales work together.

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About Simon

Being the son of saxophone player Bob Rigter, Simon Rigter (the Netherlands, 1973) grew up in a musical environment. At age 10, he started taking classical flute lessons, and at age 12, he started playing the saxophone.

Simon studied at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague from 1989 until 1996, where he was taught by John Ruocco. Subsequently, he studied with Ferdinand Povel at the Hilversum Conservatoire. He graduated in 1997.

Simon has recorded CDs with Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, The Reeds, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, John Marshall, Cees Slinger, Victor Kaihatu, Peter Beets, Ruud Breuls, and Erik Doelman. He performed with George Coleman, Joe Cohn, Jim Rotondi, Nancy Marano, Alvin Queen, Ferdinand Povel, Ruud Jacobs, Pim Jacobs, Frans Elsen, Rob van Kreeveld, Peter Beets, and Marco Kegel and toured in China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, and South America.

Simon plays 1st tenor in the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Bop2B, Equinox, and The Ruud Breuls/Simon Rigter Quintet.

Simon is the son of Jazz musician and novelist Bob Rigter.

Het gaat om de muziek. Punt! - Interview voor Podium Jong Professionals Jazz Voorschoten (PJPJ)

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