Dick Rijnooy (2015) Theo van den Boogaard

photo Max Dereta
About the artwork

Since 2013 portraits of famous deceased Rotterdam jazz musicians have appeared on and around the Oude Binnenweg. The portrait series has grown into a jazz and comic strip route as a memorial to an important Rotterdam music history. The portraits are made by renowned cartoonists and illustrators. This is a portrait of Dick Rijnooy (Rotterdam, 1913 - Rotterdam, 1998). Rijnooy was already in 1936 a board member of the Dutch Hot Club department 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 is realized by BKOR and Rotterdam Jazz Artists Memorial (R'Jam). With this route they try to save the Rotterdam jazz celebrities from oblivion. An extensive biography of the cartoonists 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.

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Oude Binnenweg 115, 3012 JH Rotterdam, Netherlands


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