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Jazz bassist and music producer Ruud Jacobs (81) passed away

Double bass player and music producer Ruud Jacobs is at the age of 81 has died. The jazz musician was suffering for the last two years from cancer. This makes his family, on Thursday announced.

Jacobs is in addition to his work as a double bass player, also well known as a producer of the film with Turkish delight, Soldier of Orange, and ‘Baantjer’. He has worked with previously, along with Rogier van Otterloo and Toots Thielemans.

As a musician, it was Jacobs ‘ well-known to the muziektrio that he, along with his brother, the pianist Pim, and drummer Cees See that. Of the Trio, Pim Jacobs, it was in the early fifties was established, and later, when the Lake was replaced with guitarist Wim Overgaauw, the big international successes of the Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys.

Starting in the mid-seventies, loved and Jacobs are also involved in the production of music, the first record on CBS, and later for the Phonogram and is Universal. In addition to the Singer, who was married to the brother of Pim, he has worked with names such as Jaap van zweden, Gerard Cox, André Rieu.

‘An inspired, exhilarating, swinging, multi-faceted musician’

After the death of his brother in 1996, it was Jacobs for a number of years on the stage, but that all changed in the year 2000. He stepped down again, a lot of people who work with a sister-in-law, Rita, the pianist Peter Beets, and guitarist Martijn van Iterson. As they stood at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and performed in 2007 at the sold out Courts.

In the latter, the production of Jacobs, in 2016. He made an album, The Good Life, along with his son, Younger, and a German trumpet player and vocalist Till Brönner.

“The music world lost in him a great, passionate, exhilarating, swinging, and versatile musician”, says a spokesperson on behalf of the family. “Ruud was a joy to return to the city in its more than six decade-spanning career as a jazz bassist and as a producer.”

“The recognition for him throughout the world fell from many fellow musicians, working with them, and the beautiful friendships that it brought, filled him with gratitude. In particular, we mention it here as its brother, the pianist Pim Jacobs (1934-1996), with whom he had, during forty years, to the stage, sharing.”

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The Jazz singer Rita Reys (88) passed away

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