A jazz musician for 45 years, Huub Janssen (16 January 1937) earned his reputation in the Dutch Swing College Band with whom he played for 25 years. He travelled all over the world with them and took part in many TV shows, radio programmes and albums. His drum solos are famous everywhere and he has become a popular studio musician.
Apart from the Dutch Swing College Band concerts, for years he has also played regularly with the Flashback Quartet and especially with his own Amazing Jazz Band, an occasional formation of first-class Dutch Dixieland musicians. In 1987 their first album was released on Timeless (CD TTD536) to be followed in the early nineties by Huub Janssen Meets Dick Huis (CD TTD 560). Huub has also played and recorded with such world-famous jazz musicians as Teddy Wilson, Billy Butterfield, Lilian Boutte, Greetje Kauffeld, Bob Wilber, Bud Freeman, Scott Hamilton, Ruby Braff, Wild Bill Davis, Joe Venuti, Chris Barber, Warren Vache, Peanuts Hucko, Rod Mason, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Milt Jackson. He has been awarded several prizes: Export Award 1990 (with DSC), Duke of Duketown Award 1993 and Special Appreciation Bird Award 1994 with DSC).
Huub Janssen died Januari 24, 2008 at 22:30 due to cancer. He was 71 years old.