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New Cool Collective


1994 - current


jazzdance, Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award


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New Cool Collective

A 'modern dance orchestra for the youth' that combines Latin rhythms and jazz, DJ beats, '60s jazz, easy tune and triphop beats.
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Joost Kroon   drums
Frank Van Dok   percussie
Jos de Haas   percussie
Leslie López   basgitaar
Willem Friede   arrangeur, piano
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Former members

Graham B   draaitafels
Martijn Vink   drums
Claus Tofft   percussie
Maarten Ornstein   saxofoon
Anton Goudsmit   gitaar
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Mentioned in the biography of

1988   Waarschuwing Voor De Scheepvaart
1989   Lilian Vieira
1989   Zuco 103
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Biography New Cool Collective

A 'modern dance orchestra for the youth' that combines Latin rhythms and jazz, DJ beats, '60s jazz, easy tune and triphop beats.

1994 - 1996

Musician Benjamin Herman and DJ Graham B meet and form New Cool Collective. In 1995 the group releases a 12" and tours the Dutch clubs and festivals like the North Sea Jazz festival in 1996. Then follows the release of a second 12".

Benjamin Herman S.O. Jazz


New Cool Collective The group's full-length debut, Soul Jazz Latin Flavours Nineties Vibe, is supported by a tour through the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and of course the Netherlands.


New Cool Collective Highlights of this year include a performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and a short tour through Britain (Leeds, London and Edinburgh Fringe Festival). The second album, More Soul Jazz Latin Flavours Nineties Vibe, is released.

Saskia Laroo Total Touch

1999 - 2000

New Cool Collective In the autumn the big band version of New Cool Collective, consisting of 20 musicians, releases its full-length debut. Vocal guests are Georgie Fame and Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis. The album receives an Edison music award in 2000. Other highlights are performances at the Camden Mix Festival and the Aberdeen Alternative Festival in 1999 and tours through South Africa, Germany and Britain in 2000. The band also receives a Gouden Notenkraker award.

Electro Côco New Cool Collective Big Band Panchito Zijlstra Zuco 103


New Cool Collective plays two gigs (one with Dutch tango maestro Danny Malando) at the Lowlands festival. The group signs to Sony and also wins the Heineken Crossover Award 2001.

Eboman George Baker Perquisite


New Cool Collective The group works on new material with Tony Platt, who earlier worked with artists such as Bob Marley, Paul McCartney and AC/DC.



Drummer Martijn Vink is replaced by Joost Kroon. The band plays at the Carré theatre in Amsterdam with C-Mon and Kypski, U-Gene, Trijntje Oosterhuis, George Baker and Piet Noordijk. The album Bring It On is nominated for an Edison Jazz Music Award in the category Dutch Jazz.

C-Mon & Kypski Hardsoul Trijntje Oosterhuis UJ


Invited by the Dutch Embassy and various local organisations, the band embarks on a trip to Uganda. Between April 29 and May 3 the band plays four concerts in clubs and on outdoor stages in capital Kampala.

Concordia Dash!


New Cool Collective New Cool Collective contributes to cabaret artist Paul de Leeuw's new album Duizel Mij ('Dazzle Me'). Anton Goudsmit participates on the project Voer ('Food'), which marries acoustic music, jazz, Iranian, Indian, improvised and composed music with electronics. Apart from Goudsmit, Voer consists of vocalist Vera Van der Poel (Mimezine), percussionist Afra Mussawisade (Bayuba Cante), Oene van Geel (Zapp String Quartet), Gulli Gudmundsson (Sonic Unit) and Robert van Heumen. On the side bassist Leslie Lopez starts playing with Moroccan/Cuban group Black Tulip. Early June New Cool Collective travels to Russia for shows in the Street Life Club in St. Petersburg and LeClub in Moscow. New Cool Collective plays at Denmark's Roskilde festival (June 30-July 3) and Sziget in Hungary in August. Together with Tony Allen he appears live at Lowlands. On 15 August the double album Trippin' is released. The bonus CD contains five tracks with Tony Allen. Benjamin Herman releases his solo CD The Itch.

Bayuba Cante Benjamin Herman Black Tulip (2) Mimezine Paul de Leeuw


New Cool Collective The New Cool Collective Big Band plays at the Noorderslag festival. Several days later band leader Benjamin Herman receives the VPRO/Boy Edgar Award. The jury thinks Herman is the 'exemplary jazz musician: open, inquisitive, energetic and committed. Typical for him is his drive, a excellent technique and perfect tone'. The saxophonist gets his prize officially on April 26 in Amsterdam's jazz Mecca, the Bimhuis. The Freestyle label releases New Cool Collective's 12" single The Trip. Benjamin Herman is featured on two tracks of DJ Maestro's debut album Mesmerize. Also, he plays on the CD Cashmere Cat by the Easy Aloha's. With trombonist Louk Boudesteijn (Tasha's World) and trumpeter Jan van Duikeren amongst others he accompanies Paul Weller at his show at North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam.

DJ Maestro


New Cool Collective Benjamin Herman contributes to Reboot Your Soul, the solo debut by trumpeter Rob van de Wouw (Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra), which is released by the end of January. Additionally, he plays on the double album The World Over by Eric van der Westen's Quadrant Extended. At the end of April New Cool Collective Big Band releases a live album. The CD, arranged by keyboardist Willem Friede, contains less boogaloo but more Afro-beat.

Jules Deelder


The New Cool Collective Big Band plays the theatres with the show Jungle Book as part of Rocket Cinema. The 19-piece band accompanies the Disney live. During the Festival Mundial New Cool Collective performs with Kenian group Mapacha Africa. NCC has met the African band before, during a visit to Nairobi. In July the jazzband performs at the 33rd edition of North Sea Jazz. On 15 July New Cool Collective and rapper Typhoon perform together in Paradiso, Amsterdam. Rico and Sticks (Fakkelbrigade, ex-Opgezwolle) also turn up. Seventh album Out Of Office has a more cinematic sound and also features rock influences.

Fakkelbrigade Typhoon


Recordings of a show of New Cool Collective and Dutch poet Jules Deelder is released. During the summer the collaboration between New Cool Collective and Typhoon is continued with more live shows. On 7 June, the band is one of the opening acts of the new festival season in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. In September New Cool Collective performs in Japan at the Tokyo Jazz Festival and the Kawachinagano World Festival in Osaka. On 19 September, the album Sugar Protocol comes out. The CD is recorded in collaboration with Cuban rumba band Los Papines and Mapacha Africa. A Dutch club tour is kicked off in October. On 22 November, New Cool Collective and Typhoon present a called EP Chocolade. On Benjamin Herman's the EP Deelder65 is released featuring music by the New Cool Collective and poets by the 65 year old Jules Deelder.


The album Pachinko (April) by the New Cool Collective Big Band is inspired by a trip to Japan in the summer of 2009. The title refers to the popular, noisy Japanese slot machine. The band describes the music on Pachinko as punkjazz.

Discography New Cool Collective

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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