Composer and arranger

Ilja's list of commissioners has become quite varied. They include The Metropole Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Airforce, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Marine, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Cubop City BigBand, Amsterdam Jazz Orchestra, The New Trombone Collective, both brass-sections of the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Brass Quintet, Nueva Manteca, Tango Extremo and Aurelia Saxophone Quartet.

 

Ilja arranged for artists such as All Jarreau, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Conrad Herwig, Toots Thielemans, Ronny Cuber, Gino Vannelli, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ben van Dijk, Henri Bok, Jörgen van Rijen, Branimir Slokar and Bart van Lier.

 

More music can be heard at listen/see page of this site.    

 

All Jarreau with the Metropole Orchestra (arrangement Ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (2.67MB)

O.P. Metropole Orchestra (arrangement Ilja) with Randy Brecker, Conrad Herwig, Ronnie Cuber, Martijn Vink

Click to download in MP3 format (8.66MB)

Peter Gunn Metropole Orchestra (arr Ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (1.97MB)

Never alone, performed by Ben van Dijk and five other trombone players (from his last record Never Alone)

Click to download in MP3 format (4.9MB)

Senor Speransa Metropole Orchestra (arr Ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (2.72MB)

Trijntje Oosterhuis and the Houdini's, The Man I Love (arr Ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (5.23MB)

Amsterdam Jazz Orchestra Another World (arr ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (7.31MB)

The Edge, Metropole Orchestra (arr Ilja)

Click to download in MP3 format (2.91MB)
 


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