New Cool Collective

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New Cool Collective
New Cool Collective Bigband at Sittard, Netherlands in 2008
Background information
Origin Netherlands
Genres Jazz, big band
Years active 1993–present

New Cool Collective is a Dutch musical ensemble founded in 1993, core members are Benjamin Herman (sax), Joost Kroon (drums), Frank van Dok (percussion), Willem Friede (keyboard / arranger), Jos de Haas (percussion), Leslie Lopez (bass) and David Rockefeller (trumpet).[1]

There is also a New Cool Collective big band of 19 musicians who sometimes perform along with New Cool Collective. The occupation of the big band: two altsaxophones, two tenor saxophones, a baritone saxophone and bass saxophone, four trumpets, three trombones and bass trombone, guitar, fender rhodes, percussion, congas, drums and vocals.[2]

In 2000 they won the Edison Jazz Award, the most prestigious music award of the Netherlands. In 2013 the band won a Golden Calf award on the Dutch Film Festival for the music they made for the Dutch movie Toegetakeld door de liefde, in which they also figured as fictive music band. The music of that movie is recorded on their album Chin Chin.


  1. ^ New Cool Collective Official Website
  2. ^ New Cool Collective Big Band Live album at

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