Trumpet and flugelhorn player Nadje Noordhuis produces a unique sound characterized by a warm, rich tone and a lyrical approach to improvisation. Her performances encompass a full range of musical genres, ranging from the exciting big band arrangements of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, to exploratory new music duos with glass percussion instruments. Based in New York for the past four years, her quintet seduces the audience with melodic compositions written for a lineup of trumpet, violin, piano, bass and Indian tabla. She has also performed at numerous jazz festivals in Europe, Australia, Asia, U.S.A and Canada; at venues including New York’s Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and Birdland, and has shared the stage with acclaimed artists including Tom Harrell, Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Ben Monder and Carmen Bradford. Nadje was selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious 2007 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.