Van drummer, componist en bandleider Marcus Strothman ontvingen wij dit bericht:

“Last Friday the fantastic audience at Jazzpodium de Tor Enschede rewarded the Emerald concert with standing ovations. I never would have thought to receive that type of honour for my original music at such an amazing club.

Another thing I would have never dreamed of, was my music being played by a classical Orchestra in China, with me on percussion. But this is actually going to happen as soon as next month, when I will be touring with Deutsche Philharmonie Bonn. Michael Vornhusen made an exciting arrangement of my Irish suite, which I am just after receiving :).”