Katerina Kozadinou (vocals); Jan Eggermont (alto saxophone); Wietse Meys (tenor saxophone); Jo Hermans (trumpet); Vincent Veneman (trombone); Guy Nikkels (guitar); Patrick Rugebregt (keyboards); Tie Fernandes Pereira (bass); Tuur Moens (drums); Arndt Beckmann (percussion). open album
Arndt is latin percussionist, composer and arranger. He performed with Hind, Zuco 103, Nueva Manteca amongst other bands. As well as huge theatre productions of Joop van den Ende such as Saturday Night Fever and Barcelona. Arndt performs with Cubrabop 5, Tuur Moens Syndicate and Yacumba.
On international stages were Arndt performed are in: Germany, The Benelux, Letvia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Cuba, South Africa and Reunion Island.
Arndt graduated at the Rotterdam conservatory for dance, music and theatre. After the final research to graduate he wrote a book about learning Latin-American and Brazilian percussion. Arndt is a lover of Cuban and Brazilian music and has a large studybackground.
Arndt teaches Latin-American and Brazilian percussion at the SKVR (Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam) in Rotterdam. He was guest teacher at Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). As a result of his studies Arndt was guest at the international drummermeeting in Germany.
The Jury of the national Dutch music competition the “Grote Prijs van Nederland” voted for Arndt as the best musician in the category Dancefloor music. "De Grote Prijs van Nederland" is one of the desirous prices in the popworld of the Netherlands. Arndt won three awards.
Arndt’s percussion skills can be heard on CD releases "one down one up" by Zuco 103, "Cubrabop" by Cubrabop 5, "Hand to mouth" by State of Monc to name a few.