A musician has to be versatile these days!
Here is a TV commercial with Bert Brandsma playing sousaphone.
The story behind this is even greater
Bert was asked to play the trumpet, so he arrived with a beautifull shiny borrowed trumpet on the TV set. When it was time to do his part they suddenly said : No, no, not that little trumpet, that big one over there!
It turned out to be a sousaphone!
Then, afterwards , the organiser said , well, well….. what do you think….
you are asked to play trumpet, and they show up with a trombone!…….
It was a great experience. Any filmmaker in the need of a player of the saxophone / clarinet / trumpet / trombone / sousaphone / drums / conductor / arranger or a full band, please contact me at :
Well, here you can see the results.
The commercial was shown in the break of the X factor on RTL4, Dutch television.
Bert Brandsma studied classical saxophone and jazz saxophone at the conservatory of Groningen.
Now he is bandleader of the Dixieland Crackerjacks and played 8 years in a row lead alto saxophone, doubling solo clarinet in the Cologne Opera House, in the most popular production. Attracting 1500 people per show, 28 shows a year.