Ack van Rooyen wins the Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2020

26 June 2020

The Buma Boy Edgar Prize, the most prestigious award for jazz and improvised music in the Netherlands, has been awarded to legendary flugelhorn and trumpet player Ack van Rooyen.

The news was announced at the end of the online inJazz conference, broadcast live from LantarenVenster on Ack van Rooyen (The Hague, 1930) is the embodiment of Holland’s colourful jazz history. As part of the award, he is invited to curate a concert evening at BIMHUIS, during which he is presented with the award, which consists of a cash prize of €12,500 and a bronze sculpture by Jan Wolkers.

Photo by Eric van Nieuwland