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”. Furthermore we co-organize several concerts and Monday-night’s once a month so called “Shut Up & Listen” sessions, acoustic, or semi-acoustic concerts for real Blues- Americana- and Roots music-lovers, at music podium Bel Air Breda.
We are in contact and/or cooperating with several organisations such as ‘Bel Air Breda, Rock Home Foundation, Mezz Concerts, Popfestival Breda Barst, Moulin Blues Festival, Blues Peer B, (Ge)Varenwinkel festival Herselt B, Duvel Blues Festival Puurs B, Bluesmagazine.nl, Dr.Groove’s Blues ‘n Roots Calendar, Heaven Music Magazine, Rootstime.be and with several agencies in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
We used to publish a monthly Bluesmagazine called “Track”, containing Blues news, CD-reviews, festival info etc. but had to stop this after 24 years, due to the Covid 19 pandemy and a lack of writers. Old editions from 2010 up to december 2020 can still be read on this website.
A membership of the foundation 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 six enthousiastic volunteers:
Marion van der List (PR), Ger van Leent (a.k.a. Dr. Groove) (Secretary, chief-editor, photographer & talent-scout), Veronique Ortonio & Petra de Meulder (magazine lay-out & printing), Dick Meijvis (treasurer) and Jurgen Blommaert (Chairman, bookings & talent-scout, PR). TheTrack editorial team consisited of three members: Ger van Leent, Bernard Loose and Ayrton van Noort. The team was 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 AND BEYOND!
e-mail adress (secretariat): firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail adress (bookings) : email@example.com
Also take a look at our Facebook page and please Like it!: https://www.facebook.com/Stichting-Rhythm-Blues-Breda-The-Netherlands