Harmen Vanhoorne is a classically trained cornet and trumpet player, who travels around the world as a soloist in different kinds of orchestras. He's one of the best in his league.
Stan Nieuwenhuis is a composer, with experience in brass band music, pop music and music theater. He was also trained as a trumpet player, which makes it a very natural collaboration with Harmen.
For their first album Stan, who wrote the entire score, was inspired by a series of photographs of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island around the start of the 20th century. The photographer asked all of them to dress up in their traditional outfits they brought from home. Stan was very moved by this and decided to compose a series of tracks each based on a portrait of a person.