07-05-2023 21:00 23:00


FRESH! is a new and vibrant jazz concert series in Den Haag. Featuring fresh music projects by the young international musicians connected to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. The artists in our line-up span from traditional jazz bands to soulful pop vocalists, and from professional orchestras to party-creating swing bands giving a great taste of what global jazz is like in our city. tooFRESH! is the second edition of our concept. It will show Den Haag that its local scene of upcoming talent is more alive than ever and ready to get on stage! 


The Marco Ullstein Quintet skillfully blends jazz tradition with contemporary elements
through the unique instrumentation of vibraphone, tenor saxophone, guitar, bass and
drums. Led by the vibraphonist and composer, Marco Ullstein, the quintet’s music is
characterized by its melodic and thoughtfully arranged compositions that create a
recognizable blend of instrumental voices. By changing the roles of the instruments
throughout each piece, a variety of sounds and catchy passages are created that
showcase the exceptional musicianship as an ensemble and of each member as a

Inspired by jazz greats like Brian Blade, Gary Burton, Chick Corea and others, their
unique sound features a mix of even eights and swing elements, as well as Marco’s
classical music background. All members of the band are seasoned jazz musicians who
are either currently studying or have studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague,
where they have developed a strong connection both musically and personally over the
In March 2023 the quintet was awarded the first prize of the Grachten Festival Jazz
Competition in Amsterdam and will be on tour in the Netherlands in summer 2023.

Marco Ullstein – Vibraphone
Pietro Mirabassi – Tenor Saxophone
Emiliano Roca – Guitar
Arjun Ramdas – Double Bass
Francesco V. Parsi – Drums