Maarten Hogenhuis (1986) is one of Hollands leading young saxophonists. He is a member of the exhilarating powerjazzgroup BRUUT!, the two-drummer band Krupa & The Genes and leads the Maarten Hogenhuis Trio. He was also a member of The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble (led by Reinier Baas) and is a much sought-after sideman, which resulted in the collaboration with a wide variety of international artists. In 2013, Maarten won the prestigious Keep an Eye International Jazz Award with his trio (Best Soloist & Best Band). In 2014, he was granted the Laren Singer Jazz Award, as well as the Conservatorium Talent Award. After the release of his debut album 4/3 in 2014, he released his highly anticipated second album 'mimicry' as a bandleader in January 2017. On May 1 2019, his third album Rise & Fall was released, which was very well-received by the Dutch press.
In 2019, Maarten was selected for the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival Composition Assignment. He wrote 10 compositions for a new band featuring Bruno Calvo, Mete Erker, Joris Roelofs, Phil Donkin & Mark Schilders. The jury chose Maarten because "he impressed them with his great melodic lines. (...) He can compose gripping music with very little means (...)" This music will be released digitally in November 2019.
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