EURO Jazz 21′ and the Neighbours concert series is an international music exchange project that invites bands from neighbouring countries, especially Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, to play live concerts in the cities of Aachen, Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf. On Sunday November 15, Jazz am Rhein e.V. presented the Dutch formation Braam – De Joode – Vatcher at Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Bandleader and composer Michiel Braam, an outstanding piano player, accompanied by double bass player Wilbert de Joode and Michael Vatcher on drums presented an evening of exciting jazz music. Everybody performed excellent and it was particularly enjoyable to listen to their swing improvising contemporary instumental music (New Dutch Swing), characterized by rapid tempo changes and impressive solos. After their final piece, the trio’s performance was rewarded with rapturous applause from the audience who cried for more. The three musicians finally returned once to play an encore number before definitely leaving the stage.