More about 'Focused'



1. Groovin' High

2. Easy Swing
3. The Cat
4. How Long Has This Been Going On
5. Corner Pocket
6. Dizzy Atmosphere
7. Footprints
8. Salt Peanuts
9. Afro Blue

Visit the 'Jazz Focus' Big Band's own web site - DEAD LINK (WORK IN PROGRESS)
See the 'Jazz Focus' big band site for photos, information and gig list.



The Jazz Focus Big Band is a young, enthusiastic big band that has serious fun playing jazz music. The repertoire consists of a variety of jazz styles including blues, swing, bebop and latin. As a component of the Jazz Department of the Music School Amsterdam the big band plays frequently in the famous BIM-huis jazz club, Amsterdam's 'temple of jazz'. The Jazz Focus Big Band has also participated in several festivals and competitions including the Enschede Jazz Festival and the International Big Band Competition in Kerkrade. In both Enschede and Kerkrade the band won the first prize in their category. More recently in 2006 they won yet another first prize in the prestigious Princess Christina Competition. In 2007 Jazz Focus travelled to Hungary to participate in the European Union Youth Music Festival.
In the ten years of its existence, under the leadership of Peter Guidi, the Jazz Focus Big Band has been a springboard for many talented, young jazz musicians who have gone on to achieve successful professional careers on the Dutch and international jazz scene.

Biography of Peter Guidi - Video Page - Peter's Photo Gallery - List of EIGHTY SEVEN prizes won by bands led by Peter Guidi
The acclaimed flute method 'The Jazz Flute'
A Short History of the Jazz Flute The prize-winning 'Jazzmania' Big Band
Photos of the prize-winning Jazz Juniors and Jazzfocus big band plus an outline of the MSA Jazz Department
Press Reviews - Over 400 Jazz Jokes in 12 categories
Jazz Links + Flute Links & Resources