Saturday, January 23, 2010

It records closing down

Buying a jazz-cd at It records will be past tense. What a pity but where on earth can you buy a cd with dedicated and well-informed staff members with expertise about jazz music??? Closing It records is writing history.

It-records is one of the last independent record shops in the currently very difficult music branch and has been one of the leading shops in the field for almost 25 years. Due to its expertise and service, It-records has been able to welcome a host of customers and artists in its shop at the Lijnbaan (Donner /Selexyz bookstore, third floor) in Rotterdam and at the North Sea Jazz festival.

Having been specialist in jazz, world, pop and numerous other music trends, It-records regrettably has to put an end to its activities on 31 January 2010. This will certainly be a big loss for music and the culture of Rotterdam.

Economic considerations are the main reason for closing down the shop with the largest and broadest collection and the widest know-how in the Rijnmond area. Besides, the customer’s spending behaviour and downloading in general have led to this decision.

It-records has greatly contributed to the successful cd sales of artists such as Eric Vloeimans, Benjamin Herman/New Cool Collective and Jules Deelder, but also, for example, that of Buena Vista Social club, Carel Kraayenhof and Putumayo World cd 's.

The It-records staff members are known to have played an advisory role in programming the annual North Sea jazz festival.

It records is one of the producers of the “Aangenaam Jazz” CD, which sold more than 45,000 copies annually.

It-records is selling out its wide collection of thousands of cd’s and dvd’s at considerable discounts and will do so until the 1st of February 2010.

It-records would like to thank all its customers for the many years of frequent visits and their loyal support and hopes that the music will go on for ever…


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Ploctones, originally uploaded by Eddy Westveer.

in this picture Jeroen Vierdag (bass), Efraïm Trujillo (alto saxophone) and Anton Goudsmit (guitar)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rony Verbiest

Rony Verbiest, originally uploaded by Eddy Westveer.

Rony Verbiest
& Hopper Trio
@ jazzclub Porgy & Bess

Rony Verbiest - harmonica
Harry Happel - keyboards
Mary Hehuat - bass
Mimi Verderame - drums

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Guitar heroes

Guitar heroes, originally uploaded by Eddy Westveer.

You can still buy my photobook Jazz in the city with a selection of intimate jazz portraits.
The photos are printed on high quality premium paper.
The book is available in hardcover Dust Jacket or hardcover Image Wrap.

Lots of pictures available of VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize 2010 winner Anton Goudsmit

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  • "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny!" (Frank Zappa)

North Sea Jazz Festival 2006

North Sea Jazz Festival 2006
Leela James