Ruud de Vries is a jazz tenor saxophonist from the Netherlands, playing and recording many musical styles, though always recordings based on improvisation. When you look up his recordings on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, or all other online music portals, you'll find traditional jazz, ballads, funk jazz, souljazz, latin jazz, afrobeat, calypso jazz, rhythm & blues, rock 'n roll, pop and 'DJ' dance music with sax improvisation. Ruud de Vries plays saxophone music without boundaries.
He bought his first saxophone when he was already 27 years old, after attending a performance of tenor saxophonist Hans Dulfer (the father of Candy Dulfer). He then knew he wanted to play the saxophone too. Not knowing anything about jazz and improvisation at that time didn't keep him from starting an instrumental band and perform right away. Ten years later he became a fulltime professional sax player after quitting his regular job.
Ruud de Vries has recorded 7 albums and 5 single tracks (of which he produced 3 tracks completely by himself), he played on 10 albums of other musicians and he contibuted to several modern dance music productions.
The ballad album 'Moodprints' (2015) got the maximum of a 4 stars review in Holland's number 1 Jazz Magazine 'JAZZISM'.