Rinus Groeneveld

Biography

Rinus Groeneveld is a tenorsaxophonist from the Netherlands.

Rinus, is running his own group called "Greenfield Jazz Quartet" and is freelancing.

He has is own 24 track analog recording studio, called “Studio Greenfields Forever”.

Rinus started on altosax and flute but switched to tenorsax inspired by a dexter gordon concert at the Amsterdam Paradiso 1969.

Many bands, sessions, and concerts later Rinus joined the band “Dulfer and the Perikels” led by tenorist .hans dulfer. He became a member of Dutch theatre company “.het Werktheater , toured two years and made a Movie titled “Een Zwoele Zomeravond” in 1983.

He invited some great musicians like Hans Dulfer and Han Bennink, to form his first band as a leader called “The Bluesbastards”. They recorded his first album called “Friendship”, with London-based label “Charly Records”. In that period he also played with (then) teenager Candy Dulfer at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Hague.

Rinus performed with free jazz bands, Dutch poets such as Simon Vinkenoog , toured with The ”Bluesbastards” including on several jazz- and bluesfestivals. He played in Mose Allison's hornsection, and won a jazz poll, voted by the readers of the national newspaper “De Volkskrant” as “Best jazz saxophonist 1985”.

A tour with drummer Pierre van der Linden(of Focus fame) resulted in a spontaneous recording with Pierre van der Linden and Wilbert de Joode at Max Bollemans studio’s titled: "Dare to be Different" (Ttimeless SJP 321).

Further collaborations:1999:

STARTED THE FUNKY JAZZY TRIPPY LOUNGY BAND YINKA

WITH BASSMAN ALEX OELE, AND SINGER, YINKA ,

IN COOPERATION WITH PRODUCER MICHEL VAN SCHIE.......

Hammond-organ player Carlo de Wys on the North Sea Jazz Festival and for one week in the jazzclub Ronnie Scotts in London.

Five cd”s with Hammond organplayer herbert noord–Pierre van der Linden- Paul Weeden–John Marshall and playing with them in the clubs in Holland , Germany and Switzerland.

Several shows with BIG JAY MC NEELEY, inventor of the "honking" saxophone.

Rinus formed The band “Greenfield”, a funky/soul/jazzy band, which recorded two cd’s so far: "Toom Toom" (1997 Via Records) and "Bingo" (1998 A-Records).

Performed North Sea Jazz Festival in 1997 with “Greenfield” and in 1999 with the famous hammonorganplayer Big John Patton. Produced several cd’s in my own studio.

Another current project is the remaking of a record made in 1983, "Friendship" with the Bluesbastards. This time with different musicians but the same instrumentation. The musicians are new young talent Hammond organist Elvis Sergo , bluesguitarist MICK HEINE and drummer MAARTEN KRUISWIJK, ON BASS HANS RUIGROK. The singer will be the same as on original album, Karien Wielenga .

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Rinus closeup

Laughing

Rinus in his studio.

Live at Loosdrecht
Rinus With green saxophon On couch Hans Dulfer, Karien Wielenga and Rinus Live at Maloe Melo With car Rinus and Herbert Noord Candy Dulfer and Rinus Rinus and Hans Dulfer