Wood & Winds

This duo by Peter Wilms (marimba, percussion) and Werner Janssen (soprano and alto saxophones, clarinet, bassclarinet, oriental flutes, percussion) plays only own compositions which are inspired by nature and the spiritual world.  More info on www.woodandwinds.nl

Metropole Orkest (and Big Band)

Big Band with string orchestra. The only permanent orchestra in the world playing jazz and popmusic. In this orchestra I  had the chance to work with Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Cliff Richard, Bono, Mariza, Chaka Khan, Tori Amos and many other inspiring artists.

Werner Janssen playing “Journey Home” by Maria Schneider

WDR Big Band

The Big Band from the German Broadcast Company WDR in Cologne. I recorded “I can’t get started” as a soloist with the WDR Big Band. Courtesy of WDR.

I can’t get started (Vernon Duke) – alto sax solo by Werner Janssen

Konrad Koselleck Big Band

A professional Big Band playing crossovers from traditonal jazz to classical music, musical, pop en worldmusic. I play the  lead-alto in this exciting Big Band.

Werner Janssen playing clarinet in “They told me” by Bart de Win, BIM huis, Amsterdam

Holland Big Band

The professional Holland Big Band plays new compositions and arrangements with great respect for the Big Band tradition. I am the regular lead-alto player.

Werner Janssen playing soprano sax with Wayne Bergeron in “Rhythm Method”

Clazz Ensemble

I am the alto sax / clarinet player in the Clazz Ensemble. In this group classical musicians work together with jazz musicians creating remarkable projects

LUNAR Ensemble

This small Big Band plays compositions by founder and bandleader Jos Heutmekers. His style connects modern jazz with funk, popstyles and different kinds of worldmusic.

Saxophone Quartet “Dicke Luft”

The saxophne quartet of Arno Bornkamp (soprano), Werner Janssen (alto), Dick de Graaf (tenor) en Nils van Haften (baritone)