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New album Ilja Reijngoud and Bert Boeren

A groovy and hip tribute to Jay&Kai with unreleased compositions of Kai Winding, and a few originals of Ilja.

With Rob van Bavel, Marius Beets, Marcel Serierse and Anna Serierse.


OUT NOW the Art of Improvisation

This book (32 pages) shares many clear and practical insights into the art of improvisation. Over the course of nine chapters, theories of tonality, harmony and scales are concisely explained, giving enough material with which to improvise over any given chord-progression.
€ 12.- ($15.-) plus shipping costs (orders This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Etudebook out now

Technique and Warming-up exercises for trombone and (lower) brass.

over 40 pages of challenging exercises for classical and jazz players. 



Silver Bars and Rounds

Live recording Ilja Reijngoud Quartet with Rob van Bavel, Marcel Serierse and Marius Beets, Leeuwarden, 2016


Nine popular songs of Chinese star Teresa Teng, arranged for big band and vocalist by Ilja Reijngoud. It s a combination of Eastern melodies and western groove and harmonies. Challenging music, with room for improvisation.


Order at my webshop


Click HERE for my interview (Jazzportretten NPS Cultua)


Composition for new trombone album

THE RIVER KNOWS IT ALL, beautiful performance of Bart Claessens, Nico en Martin Schippers (Concertgebouw Orchestra) for their latest CD

Click to download in MP3 format (7.49MB)


For decades I've performed the songs of Horace Silver on many occasions and with various bands, and after several years I've decided to record my favorite six groovy Silver-hits. I arranged the songs with the lively spirit of Horace Silver in mind, and composed furthermore three originals, as reference to the great piano-player and composer. 

With the great virtuoze Rob van Bavel as featured soloist, Marius Beets (bass and recording), Marcel Serierse (drums, percussion and mastering).

Listen HERE to promo.

New Album Coming Up

Soon my new album will be released. It is a modern tribute to the great Horace Silver. 

You can be a part of this production as well, by ordering cd's in advance.

New trombone teachers at Codarts

New trombone teachers at Codarts (Rotterdam Conservatory) from september 2015!
My friends Bert Boeren (NL, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw) and 
Andy Hunter (USA, WDR bigband) will join the trombone department of Codarts.
It is a great team and I am happy to be part of it.