About me

Femke Mooren, a 21-year-old jazz saxophonist coming from Rotterdam, is making her way in the jazz scene.

Currently a jazz saxophone student at Codarts Rotterdam, she leads her own ensemble, the ‘Femke Mooren Quartet,’ which won the 2023 Princess Christina Jazz Concours. Notably, she also got awarded the ‘Women in Jazz Prize’ that year.

Characterized by her clear, engaging compositions that allow each band member to shine, the judging panel praised the group’s dynamic expression and balanced musicianship.

Besides her quartet, she contributes her talents to the NJJO under Maite Hontelé’s direction. 

Femke’s warm, peaceful, and approachable playing style is unique and developing quickly as she continues to establish herself in the Jazz world with her own original pieces.

Femke has extensive experience performing in big bands on alto, soprano and flute, and playing on major stages in The Netherlands and abroad, such as the North Sea Jazz and the Aarhus Jazz Festival. In addition, she played in the orchestra of the 25th edition of the “Vrienden van Amstel Live”, one of the biggest music events in The Netherlands where all famous Dutch pop musicians present a spectacular music show.