Latest news:

New CD DROOG5 While Waiting

Listen here to some tracks and go to our webshop to buy our CD!

Great review in the British Music Webmagazine   Facelift - The Canterbury Scene 





Hans Rikken - sopranosax & (bass) clarinet
Angelique Boel - cello & altsax
Stan Stolk - double bass
Luuk Kranenburg - drums
WillemJan Droog - keyboards


DROOG5 is a jazzy ensemble playing groovy and colourful compositions
on the edge of Jazz & World Music with a touch of Classical Music,
a real Worldy Cross-over' .

The band plays a variated repertoire of mainly original compositons
by the members of the band, with rhytmical grooves in which the
arrangements of the soprano sax and cello play an important part.
A proper and original sound with influences from all the corners of the world.


Upcoming events DROOG5


4th-7th of January 2023   - Recording new CD -  studio Haarlem

Friday 21th of April  20.00h - de Fruitvis  Marconiplein 43, 3029 AH Rotterdam

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Recent events DROOG5


Sunday 25th of  september 2022 ca. 16.30h 

Special event  Sunday at the Fruitvis , Marconistraat 43, 3029 AH  Rotterdam

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Sunday 14th of August  2022 - ca. 15.00h

DROOG5 - Park Fesival  Maassluis   

behind Theater Koningshof

Uiverlaan 20 - 3145 XN Maassluis


Sunday 10th of July 14.00h, Hoek van Holland - Hoekse Waterdagen

DROOG5 at the Poetry Afternoon of the Hoekse Waterdagen in the context

of 150 years Nieuwe Waterweg

Location: Emma boulevard / Berghaven - Hoek of Holland


Sunday 3rd of July - 15.00h

DROOG5  at Donner  

Coolsingel 129  3012 AG  Rotterdam



Friday 1th of July -  19.30h

DROOG5  -  De Bonte Koe - Pernis Rotterdam 

Ring 224 - 3195 XR  Pernis Rotterdam



Friday 24th of June 2022 20.30h 

DROOG5 - De Fruitvis.  Marconistraat 43, 3029 AH  Rotterdam

in the context of Northsea Round Town



Sunday 13 februari 2022, 15.00h, the Museum of Vlaardingen

DROOG5 performance as end of the Art Exhibition  Rijnmondiaal. 

Rijnmondiaal is een interesante tentoonstelling met 16 gerenomeerde kunstenaars uit de Rijnmond en is zeer de moeite waard om te gaan ervaren. 

Curatoren zijn Hans Rikken en Cees Eykelenboom. 

Gezien de te verwachten belangstelling en het beperkt aantal zitplaatsen wordt er in 2 shifts opgetreden.  Om 15.00 uur en  om 16.00 uur.   

Reserveren via:  

Entreeprijs is een toegangsbewijs tot de tentoonstelling (€ 8,50), waarbij uiteraard de tentoonstelling is te bewonderen. 

QR code verplicht en zitplaatsen zijn op 1,5m afstand. 



Saturday the 4th of January 2020 - 16.30h 

DROOG5 - New Years Event for the City of Vlaardingen in

de Grote Kerk - Markt Vlaardingen



Saturday 6th of July 2019 - 20.30h  

DROOG5 at Fort 1881 in Hoek van Holland 

A special event for Northsea Round Town Rotterdam Festival

Previous at 19.30h: special launch exposition event 'Sealines '  by Wim Sijbranda


Sunday 26 th of May 2019 19.00- 21.00h 

DROOG5 at Place du Tertre Festival /Kunstmanifestatie, Lijnbaan Vlaardingen

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 22.00h

Droog 5 in Zuiderstrandtheater Den Haag - (private event)

Houtrustweg 505, 2583 WB Den Haag


Sunday afternoon the 3rd of March 2019, 15.00 h 

Droog 5 in de Kroepoekfabriek Vlaardingen   



Sunday 4th of November 2018 17.00h

DROOG5 in Dizzy Rotterdam   Music & Poetry event

's Gravendijkwal 127 3027 EK Rotterdam



Sunday 12th of August 2018 14.00h

Droog 5 at Zomerterras Vlaardingen




Saturday 7th of July  2018 20.30h

Droog 5 at Fenix Music Factory  / Northsea Round Town

Veerlaan 21 - Rotterdam


Sunday 17th of  June 2018 16.00h

Droog 5 at de Fuut - Zuiderstrand - Den Haag


12th & 13th of May 2018 Droog 5 Studio recording



Tuesday 6th of March 2018 20.00h - de Windwijzer Vlaardingen

Launch event by Droog 5 at Photo Exhibition / Geuzenmaand


Friday 9th of February 2018 18.00h - 

Launch event by Droog 5 at Open Studios Borgerstraat Rotterdam  (Parallel to ART ROTTERDAM)    Studio Borgerstraat op  Facebook



Thursday 7th of December 2017, 22.00h

a special "dark days DROOG5" concert in
De Oude Stoep Vlaardingen 


Friday 30th of June 2017, 21.00h: DROOG5 in de Machinist.

'Live Jazz' in the context of Northsea Round Town - Rotterdam

Saturday 10th of June 2017, 22.00h

DROOG5 at de Grauwe Hengst - Schiedam

Sunday 9th of April 2017, 16.00h

DROOG5 at Danceschool Staluse Pera - Rotterdam (private event)


Saturday 11th of  februari 2017

DROOG 5 at Molen de Ster - Utrecht

Saturday 8th of October 2016, 14.00h

DROOG 5 at Oogstmarkt Landgoed Hoogstad - Vlaardingen

Wednesday 29th of June 2016,20.00 h
Droog 5 at the Suicide Club - sky bar/ restaurant  & roofterrace for the Northsea Round Town Festival .

Sunday 19th of June 2016, 17.00 h

Droog5 at de Fuut Den Haag Zuider Strand


Sunday 8th of May 2016, 15.00 h

10 year celebration of d'Oude Stoep Vlaardingen

Sunday 24th of april 2016, 14.30h

Droog 5 Stadsgehoorzaal Vlaardingen - VlaardingsTerras

previous: nouvellist & radio-documentarymaker Henk Weltevreden about his new book





Recent events DROOG5 2015



September 2015 The new band DROOG5 will be performing at the opening of art park Natuur Verbeeld.
26th of September, 15.00 P.M.



Recent events Jack Monck & Friends

Marc Hadley, Phil Miller, Paul Dufour, Jack Monck


In memory of PHIL MILLER:

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our friend Phil Miller,
a giant in more ways than one, guitarist, composer and inspiration to many of us,
died peacefully this afternoon. RIP our Phil! Listen to
A  special VPRO Vrije Geluiden item for Phil Miller.

Saturday 8th of July 2017, 6- 10 P.M.
Jack Monck & Friends at Abbey Barn, St. Marks College
Saffron Walden

Saturday 24th of June 2017
Jack Monck & Friends at MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High St.
London N16 7PA

11th of July 2015, 6 P.M. at Abbey Barn, St Marks College Audley End (UK)




Recent Events Relatives & Phil Miller: Virtually CD Tour


November 2013, a Youtube of the Cornwall gigs of the Relatives & Phil Miller

1st, 2nd & 3rd of November Concerts Mini Tour Cornwall & Devon (UK) (see concerts)

1st of October Great review in the Italian Music Magazine Wonderous Stories

29th of September 20.00 - 21.00h a radio special in Paperlate
on radio ZuidWest FM about the making of the CD Virtually,
with Richard Sinclair live on the phone from Italy. Listen (back) !

9th of September 2013 Virtually - the Relatives & Phil Miller now available at FNAC - les Halles Paris / rayon jazz

22th of July 2013 Virtually- the Relatives with Phil Miller is now available in Tokyo Japan at Kakehashi Records

12th of July 2013 RelativesRecords signed up with Roughtrade Distribution Benelux about 'worldwide' digital distribution. So Virtually will soon
be on: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Music etc....

Virtually- the Relatives with Phil Miller now distributed by Velvet Records (Rotterdam, Delft & Amsterdam),
(Amsterdam) and all the Plato recordshops NL (Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen, Zwolle, Deventer)  and the PlatoMania webshop  

Virtually- the Relatives with Phil Miller distribution in the UK at Burning Shed (Canterbury scene)

Virtually- the Relatives with Phil Miller available as download and CD. Visit our webshop

Virtually- the Relatives with Phil Miller, 2 x 2 songs, available as download. Visit our webshop

23 05 2013 'On My Mind' with Richard Sinclair was broadcast on
VPRO Radio 6 Aad van Nieuwkerk's Jazz Live

19 05 2013
''On My My Mind'' with Richard Sinclair was broadcast at
BBC Radio 6 in Stuart Maconie's the Freak Zone radioshow

07 05 2013 ‘On My Mind’ with Richard Sinclair was broadcast on
radio WCR FM (UK) in the Chris Evans ‘Curve Ball’ radioshow

29 03 2013 ‘When?’ broadcast on VPRO Radio 6 (NL) in Aad van Nieuwkerk’s JazzLive


28th of June 2011 When? live in De Tuin, Rotterdam at the Northsea Round Town Jazz Festival


11th of July 2010 "Check Reality"at Grandcafe Prachtig Rotterdam at the Northsea Round Town Jazz Festival