The Baritone Institute
 
 
The Baritone Institute: an initiative of Niels Bijl and Jan Menu, supported by The Four Baritones, following the highly successful performance  in the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival 2011. It was a shared desire of Jan and Niels: an open stage for the baritone saxophone. Genre free, open to professionals, amateurs and anyone in need of a society for development of the most charming and versatile of the saxophone family, the baritone.

It is safe to say that the Insitute is a success: nearly 200 members, all participating in national and international workshops, concerts and events. From the Launch in Enschede’s Mac Berlijn on December 2011 (Niels’ 40th Birthday party) to their performance at the acclaimed SAX14 festival in Amsterdam (November 2014): enthusiasm, opportunities and appreciation keeps growing.

Jan and Niels are currently working on new events, following their succesful participation at Sax Open, the world Sax congress helt in Strasbourg in July 2015. Plans include setting up a US baritone Institute, new wowrkshops in the Netherlads and projects involving the Four Baritones with Ties Mellema and katharina Thomsen.
The Baritone Institute