Over Stichting Rhythm & Blues Breda

Stichting Rhythm & Blues Breda (SR&BB) is a non-profit Blues society / Blues foundation (founded in 1988) in the city of Breda.

Breda is a beautiful & relaxed city, located in the South of The Netherlands, close to the Belgian border.
The purpose of the foundation is to promote the Blues, Rhythm & Blues and asociated music in every possible way, for example by organising musical gigs in local venues.
We are always looking, listening and sniffing around to discover new real musical talents, many times resulting in succesful bookings, as we did for instance with: Eric Bibb, Ian Siegal, The Nimmo Brothers, Hans Theessink, The Hoax, Jimmy Thackery, just to mention a few, often when they were just at the beginning of their careers.
Next to the standard gigs we organise an extensive annual Bluesroute in January in about 15 to 25 different venues in the city centre, in May we have the "Blues at De Beyerd" (4 days of Blues during Breda Jazz Fest) and a mega jam-session, at the end of November, with various artists who honor our deceased board-member : "The Annual Robb Bouterse Tribute".
We are in contact and/or cooperating with several organisations such as The Dutch Blues Foundation, Mezz Concerts, Popfestival Breda Barst, Moulin Blues Festival, Blues Peer B, (Ge)Varenwinkel festival, Herselt B, Duvel Blues Festival, Puurs B,, Dr.Groove’s Blues ‘n Roots Callendar, Heaven Music Magazine, Back to the Roots Magazine, and with several agencies in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

We publish a monthly Bluesmagazine called "Track", containing Blues news, CD-reviews, festival info etc. which is available as a printed b/w magazine, spread throughout the city and is sent in a colour-edition by e-mail to members of the foundation and can also be viewed and downloaded from this website. A membership for one year is € 10,- only. and may be donated on account NL49INGB0001006095 , on behalf of SR&BB Breda. (please state your name and e-mail-address ! the @ symbol may be replaced by 'at')
The executive committee of the foundation consists of five enthousiastic volunteers:
Marion van der List (PR), Ger van Leent (a.k.a. Dr. Groove) (Chairman, chief-editor, photographer & talent-scout), Veronique Ortonio (magazine lay-out & printing), Dick Meijvis (treasurer) and Jurgen Blommaert (bookings & talent-scout, PR). TheTrack editorial team consisits of five members: Ger van Leent, Bernard Loose, Hans Vegers, Judith Cosman and Ayrton van Noort. The team is often extended with freelance editors.
We are all volunteers and have normal day-time jobs, busy schedules and a family! It takes, obviously, a lot of spare time to run this foundation, but it’s all done with a BIG HEART FOR THE BLUES!
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