JM Summer Tour 2023

Let the Good Times roll conducted by Chris Walden

In “Let the Good Times roll” the Jong Metropole Symphonic Jazz Orchestra plays music by famous ‘crooners’ like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin en Nat King Cole. A crooner is described as ‘a singer who performs using a smooth, intimate style’. The Jong Metropole pays a tribute to this style and famous performers with well-known titles such as ‘The Lady is a Tramp’, ‘Fly me to the Moon’ and ‘Let the Good Times roll’.

Arrangements for this program were made by guest conductor Chris Walden. He is a German composer, arranger and conductor, based in Los Angeles (USA), who worked with big orchestras and who has his own big band in Los Angeles since 1999. He also made arrangements for famous artists such as Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka en Barbra Streisand. Chris Walden is the arranger/composer of the yearly Oscar Award ceremonies. A fun fact about Chris Walden: recently he moved into the former office of Frank Sinatra in the United Recording Studios buildings.

The concerts will take at various venues in the Netherlands (at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and during the festival Muziekzomer Gelderland) and the Konzerthaus Berlin (as part of Young Euro Classic).


These auditions will be held for the Jong Metropole edition 2023, including also the Autumn Tour 2023. Musicians will thus take part in both projects in summer and autumn. No separate auditions for the Autumn Tour 2023 will be held unless unexpected vacancies arise. Application for the auditions is possible until and including 10 March 2023.

The auditions will take place on 4, 5 and 6 April in 'Muziekcentrum van de Omroep' (MCO) in Hilversum. 

Go to Audition information for general information about the auditions.

Rehearsals 7 until and including 11 August 2023

12 August 20.00 - Theater Orpheus Apeldoorn
13 August t.b.a. - Concertgebouw Amsterdam
15 or 16 August t.b.a.
18 August 20.00 - Konzerthaus Berlin

See our concert page for the latest concert information.

Conductor Chris Walden

Arrangements by Chris Walden of (a.o.): The lady is a tramp, Fly me to the moon, Let the good times roll.

New piece by Bernard van Rossum, winner of the Rogier van Otterloo Award 2023. 

Instrumentation Violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, French horn, harp, percussion (classical percussionists; timpani, xylophone, marimba), piano/keys, guitar (acoustic and electrical), drums, bass guitar and (jazz) double bass, 4 vocalists


The planning for the Autumn Tour is available on de webpage Programme & planning Autumn Tour 2023.

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