Ilja Reijngoud

Ilja Reijngoud (born 5 July 1972) is a Dutch jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator who has played with many renowned artists.[1] He won the Thelonious Monk Award in 2003.[2]

Ilja Reijngoud
Codarts Big Band, conducted by Ilja Reijngoud.jpg
Ilja Reijngoud (far right) conducting the Codarts Big Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival, July 2008
Born (1972-07-05) 5 July 1972 (age 48)
Leiden, The Netherlands
OccupationTrombonist, composer, arranger and educator


Ilja Reijngoud was born in Leiden in the Netherlands in 1972. He studied at the Hilversum Conservatory, graduating cum laude in 1996, and continued to teach trombone at the conservatory after graduating. In 1998 he founded the jazz trombone department at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) with his former teacher Bart van Lier. He conducts the Codarts Big Band, including an annually performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival with various international guests. He is also the main trombone teacher at the Utrechts Conservatorium and guest teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has taught clinics and workshops in Europe and the United States.[2]


Recordings as a leader:

2007 Maxanter Records Untamed World (feat. Bart van Lier, Jörgen van Rijen, Martijn van Iterson and Rob van Bavel) (CD, Album)
2009 Aliud Recordings The Shakespeare Album (feat. Fay Claassen) (winner of the Edison Award 2009 [3]) (CD, Album)
2012 Challenge Records Around The World (feat. Elizabeth Simonian) (CD, Album)

Recordings as a performer include:[1]

1996 Kokopelli Records Portrait Of A Silk Thread - Newly Discovered Works Of Billy Strayhorn (CD, Album)
2001 Challenge Records Tiffany and 2, Dutch Jazz Orchestra, The - So This Is Love - More Newly Discovered Works Of Billy Strayhorn (CD, Album)
2008 Challenge Records Moon Dreams - Rediscovered Music Of Gil Evans & Gerry Mulligan (CD, Album)
2009 TomLaLa Records Big Time (CD, Album)

As a writer or arranger:[1]

2004 EMI Music (Netherlands), Blue Note The Man I Love, Trijntje Oosterhuis Live With Amsterdam Sinfonietta And Houdini's, Strange Fruit (album) (CD, Album)
2005 Social Beats No Nonsense, Jazzinvaders - Go Ahead! (12")
2007 Et'cetera, Et'cetera, Et'cetera, Et'cetera Where Do You Want To Go Today? New Trombone Collective (3xCD, Album, Box)
2009 TomLaLa Records True Sparrow, Tom Beek - Big Time (CD, Album)


  1. ^ a b c "Ilja Reijngoud". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  2. ^ a b "Ilja Reijngoud Quartet feat. Fay Claassen". Linn Records. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  3. ^ "Winnaars Edison Jazz/World 2009". Retrieved 2012-05-23.

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