Dick Rijnooy (2015) Theo van den Boogaard

Max Dereta
About the artwork

Since 2013, portraits of famous deceased jazz musicians have appeared on and around Oude Binnenweg. The portrait series has become a jazz and comic route as a memorial to an important music history in Rotterdam. The portraits were made by renowned cartoonists and illustrators. This is a portrait of Dick Rijnooy (Rotterdam, 1913 - Rotterdam, 1998). Rijnooy was already a member of the Dutch Hot Club department in 1936 in Rotterdam. He started his professional career during the Second World War in Dancing Belvédère on Katendrecht. He was a percussionist with The Sound Diggers, one of the oldest Rotterdam jazz orchestras. The jazz and comic route was realized by BKOR and Rotterdam Jazz Artists Memorial (R'Jam). With this route they try to keep the Rotterdam jazz celebrities from being forgotten. An extensive biography of the artists and musicians included in the series can be found at www.r-jam.nl. The vinyl album is in honor of this project Jazz from R'jam was released, on which all portrayed jazz musicians can be heard.

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About the artist

Theo van den Boogaard (Castricum, 1948) is known for his drawings for the magazines Hitweek en Aloha and the strips from Sjef van Oekel, after the creation of Wim T. Schippers.

Oude Binnenweg 115, 3012 JH Rotterdam, Netherlands


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