The Concert Big Band Last year the Concert Big Band of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam enjoyed great success with West Side Story. At the North Sea Jazz Festival the group played Gil Evans’ Miles Ahead and Porgy and Bess with soloist Ruud Breuls. In December 2010 and July 2011 the Concert Big Band again performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Bimhuis. There they played music by Pat Metheny in a fantastic program with unorthodox pieces and instrumental fireworks, and Martijn van Iterson as soloist. The Concert Big Band with soloist Cor Bakker has also devoted a program to music by Clare Fischer.