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Willem Breuker played with his ensemble, the 10-piece Willem Breuker Kollektief, for more than 30 years.
July 28, 2010 Dutch composer, saxophonist, bass clarinetist and bandleader Willem Breuker died in Amsterdam last Friday. He was 65. Breuker led his own big band while also composing music for films, theater and classical ensembles. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead looks back at Breuker, who he says helped shape and define modern Dutch music.
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