New Cool Collective is a Dutch musical ensemble founded in 1993, core members are Benjamin Herman (sax), Joost Kroon (drums), Frank van Dok (percussion), Willem Friede (keyboard / arranger), Jos de Haas (percussion), Leslie Lopez (bass) and David Rockefeller (trumpet).

There is also a New Cool Collective big band of 19 musicians who sometimes perform along with New Cool Collective. The occupation of the big band: two altsaxophones, two tenor saxophones, a baritone saxophone and bass saxophone, four trumpets, three trombones and bass trombone, guitar, fender rhodes, percussion, congas, drums and vocals.

In 2000 they won the Edison Jazz Award, the most prestigious music award of the Netherlands. In 2013 the band won a Golden Calf award on the Dutch Film Festival for the music they made for the Dutch movie Toegetakeld door de liefde, in which they also figured as fictive music band. The music of that movie is recorded on their album Chin Chin.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Soul Jazz Latin New Cool Collective 1
1998 More! soul jazz latin flavours nineties vibes New Cool Collective 1
2000 Big New Cool Collective 4 1
2002 Bring It On New Cool Collective 1
2005 Trippin' New Cool Collective 2
2008 Out of Office New Cool Collective 2
2011 Eighteen New Cool Collective 2
2013 Chin Chin New Cool Collective 3
2014 Hollandse Meesters Guus Meeuwis & New Cool Collective 1
2014 Electric Monkey Sessions New Cool Collective 1
2015 Sugar Protocol New Cool Collective feat. Los Papines & Mapacha Africa 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Big Band Live New Cool Collective 3
2015 In Concert New Cool Collective 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Chocolade Typhoon & New Cool Collective 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 MORE! soul jazz latin flavours nineties vibes New Cool Collective 1

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