“…One of the most overlooked highlights was tucked away in the Old Oak, where Dutch group The Busquitos showcased their energetic and highly eccentric style of comedic jazz — jumping into the crowd at every opportunity, kidnapping audience members and staging mock weddings.” Kelly O’Brain, Irish Examiner (IRELAND)
“… an amazingly talented quartet, and to combine all that musical skill with a big dose of humour is a rare combination.” Dougall Jeffries – Tolmen Centre, Constantine (UK)
“the ‘Jazzy Giants’ from Holland were incredibly entertaining and charming with a unique style of musicianship as they prowled around the dance floor looking for victims for their sculduggery; extremely humorous and entertaining” Swingrave (UK)
“Fantastic band. Brilliant crowd interaction, brilliant musicianship, and one of the few acts I’ve found that’s able to put authentic jazz music into a context that even people who don’t listen to jazz will enjoy.” Paul Bowley, Coalville, (UK)
“…These are brilliant Dutch musicians who deliver a fast-changing variety of musical styles. At one point the band’s zany antics succeeded in persuading some of the audience into a bout of musical chair ” Jazz Journal (UK)
Musical entertainment for all ages!
The Busquitos play a brilliantly catchy mix of music and dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone’s face! The fun they have playing their music rubs off on their audiences as enormous amount of positive feedback they get every show proves.
They play Hot Club, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, Classical Music, you’ll hear it all! Songs by Disney, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Sonny Rollins and Irving Berlin, to name a few, as well as catchy tunes like Yackety Sax (Benny Hill) and The Nanny. And The Busqutios play more and more original Busquitos-songs!!
The Busquitos released 4 CD’s and in 2018 will present their first all original Album. They have proven their skills on the streets, parties, pubs and big stages at international jazz festivals. They performed in Holland, Belgium, Germany, The UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and Turkey, as well as a two 2-week tours with15 shows in South Korea!
The Busquitos very often are asked to return the year after at big festivals. For instance at Cork-Jazz (IE)(3x), Bamberg-Jazz (D), Maschseefest (D), and Oerol (NL).
The Busquitos won several international prizes: They were voted (by both Jury and Public) ‘Best Dutch Streetband’ on Dutch National Radio and they won the ‘Prix du public lors de l’édition 2014‘ at the Swing In The Wind Festival, Estavayer Le Lac, Switzerland.
The Busquitos are:
- Jelle van Tongeren – violin
- Thomas Streutgers – saxophone
- Michael Seraus – guitar
- Ronald de Jong – double bass & vocals